"She doesn't speak for the WHCA," said White House Correspondents' Association President Ed Chen. "Her views are hers alone. And now she's apologized. Policing the views of opinion columnists can start us all all down a path that history suggests is best avoided."Oh, sure. And a journalist who said it would be better for all concerned if African-Americans returned to Africa or Hispanic-Americans returned to Mexico or wherever would get the same sort of mealy-mouthed response and respect for an apology after the uproar. Good for Lanny Davis for making that exact point. It appears that her booking agency has refused to represent her. Imagine that there are people who paid to hear her come talk. Joe Klein wants just to send her to the back of the room. Will Robert Gibbs and President Obama call on her anymore? What about questions that she might have regarding the Middle East? Will they answer those so we can get more interrogations like this?
The Media Research Center has a file of Helen Thomas comments expressing her hatred for Republican presidents and Israel. She herself said in 2000 that she wakes up and asks herself "Who do I hate today?"
Now everyone knows. Does Hearst Newspapers want to continue employing this woman. Let her retire and marinate happily in her hatreds.