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Veteran Journalist Helen Thomas Denied Table At White House Correspondents Dinner

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After nearly 50 years of service, Helen Thomas won't be getting her own table at the White House Correspondents Dinner.

Thomas, a former WHCA president, retired from her post as a syndicated columnist for Hearst newspapers after making some controversial comments on Israel.

And it looks like the White House Correspondents Association still got beef.

The WHCA told her that she could still have two tickets to the dinner but Helen thought that wasn't good enough.

After all, she did break the gender barrier at the dinner with the help of JFK

The journalist sent a letter to the WHCA, asking them to allow her to share the 50th anniversary of women being allowed to the dinner with her family. Her main defense is that she's had a table for years and still writes an article or two for the Falls Church New Press…

And…she broke the gender barrier at the dinner!

Her request was ultimately denied. The current president, Caren Bohan of Reuters, states that the WHCA is just following the policy, stating that Thomas is still allowed her two tickets….

Just not a whole table.

This woman has reported on TEN administrations. Now, she's like Rodney Dangerfield.

[Image via WENN.]

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19 comments to “Veteran Journalist Helen Thomas Denied Table At White House Correspondents Dinner”

  1. 1

    She's a documented anti-semite. Useless of douchebag.

  2. 2

    She's a bigot! Did you not hear what she had to say about Jews in Israel? She's disgusting and should know better. Good for WHCA for not giving her special treatment!

  3. 3

    What a GREAT WOMAN; she told the TRUTH about those DIRTY NASTY FILTHY EVIL JEWS….

  4. 4

    She spoke the truth for fuck's sake !! Israel is basically the 52nd state of America, about the same as Puerto Rico, but with waaaaay more say and input into policy making. She was damn fucking right dead on when she said the Jews in Israel should just go back to where they came from, basically, anywhere but Israel, the Palestinians have always been there, and now they've been kicked out. What kind of fucking deal it that ?!? Just you wait, they'll be more Palestinians than Israelis in about a decade, considering how much more fucking and baby-making they're doing, the Israelis can't even keep pace !! Anyway, Helen should stop wearing the shade of lipstick, or any lipstick, doesn't she know that lipstick was invented by the Egyptian women to advertise that they specialize in cocksucking ? Unless, of course, she's still into sucking cock, then it's a good thing. Yay Helen !!

  5. 5

    She was fired for her anti-semitic remarks, apologized, and later claimed she stood by her remarks. So stand by them, and don't expect to be included in a White House dinner!

  6. 6

    I love how the ignorant Israel bashers come commenting on this article. They always resort to malicious dialogue and can hardly spell to save their lives. This woman is an Anti-semite and should be treated as such.

  7. 7

    Perez, you come across as being somewhat sympathetic to Helen Thomas. She is a bigot and an anti-Semite. If she had made anti-gay comments, I think you would have a different attitude towards this old hag. Kudos to the White House, stay home Helen. No one wants to look at your old saggy mug.

  8. 8

    To tell any group of people that they should "go back where they came from" is hateful and Helen had to know that those were fighting words. She sees herself as an Arab, not an American. Sad, after all America has given her.

  9. 9

    So I guess you're ok with old anti-Semitic pricks? No wonder people think you're a retard.

  10. 10

    and yes…ask her to repeat what she said about same sex marriage and gays…then you will take a different stance.

  11. @v@ says – reply to this


    Her expressing a view that Israel should get out of Palestine is hardly anti-semetic. It's a widely held view on foreign policy that not all share. Shame on them for not giving Helen Thomas a table.

  12. 12

    Re: @v@ – That's not what she said. Once again, Pollyanna spin to be the opposing magnet.

  13. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: kappuhcheenoh – Enlighten me, because I looked up the complete transcript. I'm open minded.

  14. 14

    Nothing will get better until we get that failure out of the White House.
    Nothing else matters, nothing.
    Barack is a fraud and so is his birth certificate that was recently released on-line for all to check out. It’s on You tube.
    Do you think this broad or the rest of these illustrious Journolists will ask about it?
    They, the Obama Regime released it for a reason. More chaos to come this summer?
    Incite more hate?
    The media have lied to the American people and have sold us a bill of goods.
    This broad and every "reporter" and "journalist" covers for Barack.
    They have lied to the Amrican people.
    They lie to us every day.
    They lie.
    I love Obamacare because 15 unelected board members know what medical treatment I need, more than me and my doctor.

  15. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: kappuhcheenoh – Uhm, and it's actually my opinion, so Pollyanna spin my azz; but you seem to pull that out when it doesn't bandwagon jump with and agree with YOU.

  16. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: luvs2hustle – Helen was old school and knew her business, and was one of the good ones who didn't ask question points from talking points.

  17. 17

    I'll bet LARGE money that the White House Correspondents Association did NOT Originate the order. I'm sure it came from the WEST WING

  18. 18

    ding dong the witch is dead the witch is dead.

  19. 19

    A political opinion doesn't make one a racist. I think it was an extreme over reaction to shun a woman who has accomplished so much, and has lead an upstanding life. One "too honest" comment shouldn't ruin someone's entire reputation. If we all had mikes on us 24/7 and had our communications analyzed, we'd all be in a whole heap of trouble.