Sunday, July 21, 2013

Dead Journo

I cannot detail nor explain Andrew Denton's interview with journalist Helen Thomas a few years ago, beyond it being heart wrenching television when he unintentionally brought her to tears. I don't know if it is available on the net or not. You can search.


Helen Thomas has died at the age of 92. Born of US/Lebanese parents, I suppose she came from a certain mindset, but her 2010 remark about Israeli Jews going back to Europe was a foolish remark that taints people's memory of her. Better that you read the Hoopla obituary here. Otherwise, she was truly marvellous and she went back to when Kennedy was elected. She was in there doing things that women didn't normally do somewhat before Germs started to pontificate.

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  1. She was or became in her old age a vicious anti-Semite. Rarely do we wish that an elderly person would go to hell, if there is one, but that is what she deserved.

    She did not call for the massacre of Jewish children, but she explained away each massacre as it happened.

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    1. Hels, it is hard to believe that she could be around so long and tolerated if she held such strong views. Perhaps once she reached a certain age and status she felt she could untouchable.

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  2. Andrew

    also the brain goes to sludge with advancing age and the first sign is that the mouth is no longer censored. Whatever popped into her mind popped out of her mouth, without time to think about "is this sensitive to other people?" "is this politically wise?" "who will be harmed if I say X?"

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    1. Hels, and then you later apologise. Yes, I understand. It is not a considered opinion but and simplified outburst of complexities and frustration.

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