Disgraced Journalist Helen Thomas Praised By Terrorist Group Hezbollah

Disgraced journalist Helen Thomas must now be really proud of herself: the terrorist organization Hezbollah has expressed great praise for the recent anti-Semitic comments she made that forced her into retirement.

As NewsBusters' Ken Shepherd reported last Friday, Thomas told a rabbi that Jews living in Israel should "get the hell out of Palestine" and go "home" to Poland or Germany.

According to Israel's Ynet, a representative of Hezbollah issued a statement Wednesday regarding this matter:

Hezbollah on Wednesday saluted veteran US reporter Helen Thomas's "courage" for her controversial comments against Israel, which sparked a furor and forced her to retire.

"Respected American journalist Helen Thomas's answer shows ... a courageous, bold, honest and free opinion which expresses what people across the globe believe: that Israel is a racist state of murderers and thugs," Hezbollah MP Hussein Moussawi said in a statement.

I guess this is fitting for a woman who in 2002 reportedly claimed, "Thank God for Hezbollah," and who in 2006 was cynically thanked by the late Tony Snow for presenting at a White House press briefing "the Hezbollah view."  

As Hot Air's Allahpundit quipped Wednesday, "How nice that [Hezbollah would] open up and recognize her after her retirement. It's like the terrorist equivalent of a gold watch."

Indeed. 

Most people would be ashamed to be praised by terrorists. Thomas tonight must be feeling like she died and went to heaven. 

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.