Salon.com Equates Helen Thomas to Limbaugh, Beck, Hannity
It's hard to imagine a scenario where one would be sympathetic toward former “dean of the White House press corps” Helen Thomas following her videotaped remarks that Israeli Jews “should get the hell out of Palestine” and go back to Germany or Poland.
However, in a June 7 column on Salon.com, Anna Clark wrote that Thomas deserved leeway, since some talk radio personalities say “controversial, even despicable comments,” but manage to keep their jobs.
“I don't like how Thomas voiced her opinions in this video; it was sloppy and hurtful,”
Beside the fact the neither Limbaugh, Beck, Stern nor Hannity have been designated the “dean” of the White House press corps, or even have access to the White House briefing room, Clark continued her screed and pinpointed two other contributing factors beyond Thomas' anti-Semitic remarks – ageism and sexism.
“None of these voices seem to fear a forced retirement,”
“Now, I'm afraid that this is the legacy Thomas will be left with: Because she wasn't perfect, she was terrible,”