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EX-SPJ PRESIDENT DEFENDS HELEN THOMAS AWARD

January 25, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

A former president of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) has denounced the recent decision by the group’s national board to shelve the Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award because of Thomas’s controversial remarks about Israel. In a guest commentary appearing in today’s (Tuesday) Denver Post, Christine Tatum, who served as SPJ’s national president from 2006 […]

HELEN THOMAS TAKES BACK HER APOLOGY

December 6, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Six months after apologizing for her televised remarks about Israeli settlers in the Palestine Territory (They should “get the hell out of Palestine” and go home to “Poland, Germany … and America and everywhere else”), Helen Thomas appeared to rescind her apology. Banished from the White House press corps, where, as its longest-serving member, she […]

AP GETS HELEN THOMAS’S SEAT, FOX GETS AP’S

August 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

The White House Correspondents Association has given the front-row center seat in the White House briefing room to the Associated Press. The seat had previously been held by veteran UPI reporter Helen Thomas, who retired after setting off a storm with her remark in an off-the-cuff interview that Jewish settlers should get out of Palestine. […]