Should Helen Thomas be fired for her comments about Israel?
Helen Thomas has been a correspondent for years as a member of the White House reporters pool. She is known for her wit and sharp questions to many past and present president of the USA. I believe she has the right to free speech and to make comments when asked to do so. Was an opportunity lost here to ask questions about her opinion and that of the Rabbi? You can't resolve a problem by censuring news reporters or any one else. She deserved a better end to a great career. Also, when members of the press are silenced in countries around the world our government reacts with great indignation. So why is a double standard applied to her? How can we criticize Iran and Venezuela, etc. for not having a free press. From my prospective, it harms the Israeli image when it appears no one can question what she does Now is the time to settle the crisis in the middle east if in fact that is the goal of the USA..
Asked By: cristales - 6/14/2010
Best Answer - Chosen by Asker
wellllllllll, it is a troubling situation, because first and foremost, she didn't say anything WRONG... More
Answered By: Ice Cold - 6/14/2010
Additional Answers (12)
No, she should be given a medal for having the guts to tell the truth.
Answered By: Michelle - 6/14/2010
I am not a big fan of people being fired for saying something no matter how irrational and bigoted it is. She has already retired so the question is moot at this point..
Answered By: Brian - 6/14/2010
She has resigned rather then be fired. No matter how good she was, she made a racist and hurtful comment, and being a member of the Press, which is suppose to be neutral, that was the right call.
Answered By: Beulah - 6/14/2010
Helen Thomas also said all Blacks need to go back to Africa. That deserves another kind of liberal medal of honor.
Answered By: Leave Barack Alone! - 6/14/2010
She's a news reporter. Her employer has every right to fire her for making outrageous, insensitive, bigoted comments--like suggesting that Israeli Jews return to countries where they were slaughtered by the millions.
Answered By: Lawyer X - 6/14/2010
Although I completely disagree with her remarks toward the Israelis, I am a Libertarian and as such I feel is it her Constitutional right to express her opinion.
Answered By: Go Ahead, Make My Day - 6/14/2010
Youre the standard issue liberal who doesnt understand that reporting is supposed to be objective, not op-ed, courtesy of modern journalism. And I used the word 'journalism' because its always good for a laugh.
Answered By: vinny_says_relax - 6/14/2010
What part of "free" aren't you comprehending? Every right that we have comes loaded with implied responsibilities. She was "free" to open her yap, just as her employer was "free" to determine that she was not acting in its' best interests. There is no right to remain employed after humiliating your employer and your... More
Answered By: typical lying liberal - 6/14/2010
Hell NO! Losing her job for speaking her mind shows just how much power Israel has over America! Freedom of speech? Bah! Humbug!! btw........she was not doing a report. She was not doing a job. She was just speaking and it got caught on camera.
Answered By: im_foxygirl - 6/14/2010
no, she has the right to her opinion unfortunate as it is does a reporter have the right to donate to a political party, sign a petition, march in a protest? the waters get murky when the reporter is covering the story.
Answered By: lightning - 6/14/2010
She had every right to voice her opinion and the free market, including her employers, had every right to express their opinion of her stated opinion... More
Answered By: Bill G IV - 6/14/2010
reporter or not, most of the media is controlled by the jews so that explains allot about the people of the use, thinking they live in the land of the free... More
Answered By: cameronissim... - 6/14/2010
Over 483 Local Jobs Now Hiring In Your Area. $18-$87/Hr - Apply Today!
$21/hr Start, Avg Pay $72K/yr No Experience Needed! Get Started.
New job opportunities added daily. Search & apply for DC jobs now.
Click. Search. Apply. Free!
Other Career Questions
What jobs are there in the business field that are night jobs? Places and job titles please. Im have a BA in Business Admin and looking for a night job, already have a morning/day job.
Enumerate these jobs Say, patent application writting. patent application writing. In a company, what jobs are needed to keep confidential?
Content is not owned or controlled by Monster. Any content concerns should be addressed with Yahoo!
Yahoo! Does not evaluate or guarantee the accuracy of any Yahoo! Answers content. Yahoo! Disclaimer.
Best-Paying Work-from-Home Jobs
It’s easier than ever to work from home. Of course, not every job is a mobile job, and some companies aren’t interested in having their employees work from home.
2013 Marketing Jobs Outlook
The US may be facing another year of anemic hiring overall, but that won't be the case in the high-orbit world of multichannel, digital media marketing.
2013 Engineering Jobs Outlook
Engineers will find job opportunities in select disciplines in 2013, with candidates who are all-around, client-oriented businesspeople in demand.
Best-Paying Jobs by Major
What could you earn with a particular four-year degree? Find out by checking out this list of the top-paying jobs for 20 of the most common majors.
Eight High-Paying, Secure Jobs
Want to earn a good salary and enjoy a measure of job security as well? Check out these well-paying jobs on tap for fast growth in the coming years.