March 18th, 2011

Helen Thomas, Playmate of the Month

No, not really; she’s the interview.

And we all know everybody reads Playboy for the interviews.

In Playboy Thomas repeats and defends her historically ignorant and deeply offensive charge that the Jews of Israel should go “home” to Poland and Germany where they came from. I guess her earlier expression of “regret” about her remarks has worn off.

The only interesting thing about the interview, really, is that this woman was a highly respected member of the White House press corps for so long.

James Taranto once called Thomas “journalism’s crazy old aunt in the attic.” But here’s her resume:

She worked for the United Press International (UPI) for 57 years, first as a correspondent, and later as White House bureau chief. She was a columnist for Hearst Newspapers from 2000 to 2010, writing on national affairs and the White House. She covered every President of the United States from the last years of the Eisenhower administration until the second year of the Obama administration. She was the first female officer of the National Press Club, the first female member and president of the White House Correspondents’ Association, and the first female member of the Gridiron Club. She has written six books…

I think of a crazy aunt in the attic as harmless and isolated. Helen Thomas was neither.

26 Responses to “Helen Thomas, Playmate of the Month”

  1. Trimegistus Says:

    The words “Helen Thomas” and “Playboy” should NEVER be in the same sentence. Not even the same paragraph.

  2. Parker Says:

    The caption for this article produces a severe cringe moment in the male psyche. I’m emotionally crippled for life. 😉 Helen Thomas is my image of what a fairy tale wicked crone looks like. Ugh, ugh, ugh.

    And yes, she was not harmless.

  3. rickl Says:

    The words “Helen Thomas” and “Playboy” should NEVER be in the same sentence. Not even the same paragraph.

    Not even on the same internet.

  4. Parker Says:

    How about agreeing to keep Helen Thomas and Playboy in separate alternate universes? I know I’ll sleep more peacefully.

  5. kolnai Says:

    Trimegistus – LOL!

  6. vanderleun Says:

    I want to see the topless shots!

  7. vanderleun Says:

    I looked and….. no no NO!….. God help me!

    My eyes! My EYES….!!!

  8. Bryan Says:

    Yet another example of an Arab surprise attack on innocents. Those poor people reading Playboy… My heart grieves for the empty sockets where their eyes used to be.

  9. SteveH Says:

    Hey Helen ain’t that bad. You guys apparently don’t have the Jackie Mason and crusty elbows fetish. 🙂

  10. Parker Says:

    vanderleun at 4:21 pm,

    Now your psyche is scarred and only Obamacare can heal you. But I must warn you that the waiting period for reconstructive psychic surgery under Obamacare is 57.246 years.


    Jackie Mason I can take, crusty elbows I can take, Helen Thomas pinups I can not take.

  11. Cappy Says:

    Business slow, Neo? This posting ought to pack ’em in to therapists coast to coast!

  12. JLK Says:

    What a disgusting, despicable, lying troglodyte. Playboy must be incredibly desperate if they come calling on a 90 year old hag for an interview. I wonder if she was compensated in eye of newt. Halal, of course.

  13. Csimon Says:

    Upon reading the first line of this post, the single thought that popped into my head was, “Is Jimmy Carter next?”
    If Playboy feels it is time to change the format of starring nubile young Playmates named Bambi or Barbi or Gigi (must admit the names are less indication of intellect as the fact they are posing…and for a lucky few it’s actually jump-started a couple of careers I suppose) but if Helen Thomas qualifies visually, Jimmy a natural to follow!

    Hmm…might be a new trend. Vogue recently featured featured Syrian dictatorBashar al-Assad’s wife Asma in all her splended luxury & couture clad loveliness as a rising star in the Middle East (never mind the peoples’ rebellions simultaneously taking root and growing daily…) The magazine celebrated her style, her very brief career as a banker, and her status of the modern woman who “..does it all”

    And let us not forget the glorification of Daisy and Faisal al Abdul Rauf whom the MSM has presented to us as the leaders of the bridge to peace — even as they insisted on building their Mosque right at Ground Zero with all the sensitivity of a piece of newsprint upon which the NY Times might be printed.

    Is this the way the MSM has decided to prove once and for all that they are NOT the ignorant Left-leaing “patriots” who would condemn us, ignore the economic patronage (which all too often finds its way into the bank accounts of these privieged ones, instead ot the people of the countries for whom it is intended…) Is this the way they plan to reeducate us (if they consider us educated in the least at present) by plying us with dictatorial, anti-Semitic, couture-clad “celebrities”who we miss in all our ignorance…….???

    And interesting that Helen Thomas c.v. is a chronological listing of the jobs she has held with no comment on HOW she did those jobs, WHY she left them and not a single award won plying her “craft” in all that time other than the fact that she’s still going at her advanced age (never mind being fired form her last gig…or any explanatoin of why!)

    We thought there were problems before with the dearth of objective reporting of news a.k.a. Journalism. Well, they’re just gearing up for another assault on our intelligence and the brain-washin of those so young in our society that are quite willing to believe, espec. given the lack of information to counter such bias (or the threat of poor grades if they do not agree with the prosthelatizing teachers/professors and media outlets which completely surround them.

    (For anyone interested in the article on Asma al Bashar — a few paragraphs will do ya’:

    Be sure to glance thru the comments which are amusing if nothing else: One reader ascribes to the dictator’s wife as a Goddess who does it all! But their are also comments from those who clearly come from Syria or adjacent areas in Middle East who want to clarify the record (never mind that their basic hatred of Jews and Israels is one of their favorite tools for doing so!

  14. Parker Says:


    I had no idea that eye of newt, wing of bat, or skin of toad could be Halal. I learn something new everyday. Thanks.

  15. Gringo Says:

    I wonder if she was compensated in eye of newt. Halal, of course.>/i>
    FYI: Helen Thomas is Christian. She is not the only Joo-hating Arab Christian around. I have known some.

  16. Dennis Says:

    I have always wondered whether “journalists” were insecure people who harbored a grudge against anyone who may be successful. It does seem that the vast majority of their actions are built around destroying others in order to feel good about themselves.

  17. LAG Says:

    She did apparently clear up one thing–the Jews are in charge in the White House. Whew.

  18. Gary Rosen Says:

    Just to clarify – when Thomas said “Go back to Poland and Germany” there was not a single Jew who doubted that what she really meant was “Get back in the ovens, k*kes”.

  19. Gringo Says:

    Gary Rosen: in the many months since Helen Thomas gave her opinion on the matter, nowhere have I read that anyone has ever asked Helen Thomas: what about the Sephardic Jews in Israel? Should they go back to the Muslim countries they or their ancestors came from? Should they be compensated for the property they left behind? When they were practically booted out of their old countries, how welcome will they be if they return?

    No one ever asks her THAT.

    As you point out, telling Israeli Jews to go back to the countries associated with the ovens says quite a lot.

  20. Gary Rosen Says:

    Gringo – have facts and logic *ever* mattered to antisemites? If they did, they wouldn’t be antisemites. A sufficiently high IQ (i. e. anything over 40) also tends to be prophylactic.

  21. I R A Darth Aggie Says:

    I’m gonna need brain bleach to forget about even reading this here post.

  22. A_Nonny_Mouse Says:

    Are you quite, quite sure that the picture (tinypic ref by Vanderleun) isn’t of Madeleine Albright ?

    Helen Thomas never looked that good.

  23. Parker Says:

    “Madeleine Albright…. Helen Thomas never looked that good.”

    That’s a game winner!

  24. Bob From Virginia Says:

    Helen Thomas+Playmate of the Month=blasphemy!

  25. JLK Says:

    Wow – Helen Thomas and Madeline Half-bright – Playboy’s “Featured Sisters” – now that would be enough to send anyone running to a toilet for a very long time. Seriously, though, I think it is more than coincidence that Madeline’s name came up in this discussion. They deserve each other – a virulent anti-Semite and a self-hating Jew who loves Islam. A match made in Heaven.

  26. Abu Nudnik Says:

    “Poland” was a euphemism for Auschwitz.

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