Another curmudgeon comments

 Ralph Nader, another “American of Lebanese descent” comments on the departure of Helen Thomas:

 During this interview, Paul Jay mentions his own opinion piece, titled “In Defense of Helen Thomas — On Apologizing to Apologists.”  Here’s an important part of it:

At any rate, we all know what’s going on here. The hyper-pro-Israel lobby, in both parties, hasn’t much liked the fact that Helen Thomas dares to speak up and question that most sacred of topics, and right from the front row of the White House Press Gallery. Heck, she had the gall to ask President Obama about Israel’s “secret” nuclear weapons. She even asked the current White House spokesman why the US had not condemned the Israeli attacks on the aid flotilla. No wonder they want her the hell out.

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