facebook
twitter
search
search

Helen Thomas returns to journalism

Jan. 6, 2011 at 4:13 PM
| License Photo

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Journalist Helen Thomas, who lost her job last summer after remarks about Jews, has returned to the industry with a column in the Falls Church (Va.) News-Press.

Thomas, 90, who lost her decades-long place in the White House press corps after she was videotaped saying Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine," was announced as a columnist for the News-Press by founder Nicholas Benton, The New York Times reported Thursday.

Benton said in a News-Press note to readers he is satisfied from his experience with Thomas that she is "neither bigoted, nor racist, nor anti-Semitic."

"Her remarks in June were in response to a question about Israel, not Jews, and were intended to mean that in these times, Jewish people are free to live wherever they wish, because the era of anti-Jewish persecution is ended. That was not adequately expressed because of the impromptu nature of the incident," Benton wrote.

Thomas' first column at the News-Press is about the privatization of Social Security, the newspaper said.

Related UPI Stories
Topics: Helen Thomas
Latest Headlines
Trending Stories
Ted Cruz campaign pulls ad featuring softcore porn actress
Report: Clinton Foundation subpoenaed by State Dept. watchdog over charity projects
Ruby Rose, Gigi Hadid react to Kanye West's lyric about Taylor Swift
Kristen Wiig impersonates Peyton Manning on 'The Tonight Show'
NYC police officer found guilty of manslaughter in Brooklyn stairway shooting