Last month, Rabbi David Nesenoff recorded Helen Thomas — a stalwart in the White House Press Corps since Teddy Roosevelt told her she looks like the things he shoots at in Africa — saying that Jews should “get the hell out of Palestine.”

Somehow the fallout for what Thomas said has become Nesenoff’s fault:

The New York rabbi who videotaped veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas telling Jews to “get the hell out of Palestine” says he has received numerous death threats and thousands of pieces of hate mail in the days since Thomas’ abrupt retirement.

Rabbi David Nesenoff said he is facing an “overload” of threatening e-mails calling for a renewed Holocaust and targeting his family — a barrage of hate he said he planned to report to the police on Wednesday.

“This ticker tape keeps coming in,” Nesenoff told FoxNews.com. “We got one specific one saying, ‘We’re going to kill the Jews; watch your back.’”

Nesenoff has posted many of the beyond hateful emails and comments on his website. Who knew people loved Helen Thomas that much, eh?

In this case, the defense of Helen Thomas serves as little more than a witness for the prosecution.

Update: Naturally, all this hate and vitriol warranted being awarded Keith Olbermann’s “Worst Person in the World.” Helen Thomas’ anti-semitism and/or the people making the death threats? No, the Rabbi — naturally.

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13 Responses to “Pulling a Rabbi from the Hate”

  1. Rick on June 10th, 2010 2:02 pm

    It’s the old blame the messenger and victim,chief tactic of “progressives”.

    Helen Thomas leaves little to be liked, but is she not entitled to “Free Speech”?…is anyone these days??

  2. Doug on June 10th, 2010 4:04 pm

    People also seem to be forgetting that Thomas left on her own — nobody (except her agent) fired her.

  3. swede on June 10th, 2010 4:16 pm

    "Helen Thomas leaves little to be liked, but is she not entitled to "Free Speech"?…is anyone these days?? "

    She has not been deprived of free speech. Her first ammendment rights do not include any position or an honored place in the White House press room. She is free to stand on any street corner and spout her anti Semitic venom to her little black heart's content. Others also have the right not to listen.

  4. Nanny on June 10th, 2010 4:36 pm

    Just took a peek at the rabbi's site. My oh my, those tolerant liberals certainly have filthy mouths! Our resident troll, Nick, must be so proud!

  5. Byron Dickens on June 10th, 2010 5:01 pm

    Ah, the champions of tolerance and diversity.

  6. swede on June 10th, 2010 5:08 pm

    Is "fired" the right term? An agency is not bound to print or promote anything a client produces, no? And no longer publishing her doesn't seem the same as firing. It seems pretty clear Thomas was "allowed" to retire in deference to her long career, but for the WH press corps to allow her to keep her front row seat would seem like tacit approval of her rants. One supposes she could have made some kind of 1st ammendment martyr of herself, but that would entail having to further explain, rationalize and defend her indefensible statements. Even Hezbolah Hellen is not that stupid. Or is she?

  7. Doug on June 10th, 2010 5:37 pm

    Maybe "severed the relationship" is a better way to put it, since they both profited (presumably) from the partnership.

  8. Rick on June 10th, 2010 4:25 pm

    Helen Thomas is in “dutch” because she publicly stated what has become the general belief of the Left and apparently the Obama Administration. They dare not speak it’s name lest they lose the jewish vote,a given at election time for Dems, cultivated over decades.

  9. OK_Loyalist on June 10th, 2010 10:28 pm

    She just felt so comfortable in that environment that the truth just popped out ….. Ooopsie!

  10. OK_Loyalist on June 10th, 2010 10:59 pm

    Here is some more of the lefts tolerance …
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EwZ5X0JMd3Q

  11. Joyanna Adams on June 11th, 2010 7:57 pm

    Frankly, I was having trouble with the close up of her face…scary.

  12. Joe Redfield on June 11th, 2010 11:30 pm

    I think the barrage of death threats was prompted by the rumor going around among members of a very peaceful, non-violent religion( which I forget the name of) that the rabbi's Thomas video was his entry in the 'Draw Mu…Mo…that guy ' contest.

  13. S. Nikator on June 14th, 2010 9:52 pm

    Well the thing is, a hundred years ago, not so long, the Jews from Europe begain legally or illegally immigrating into Palestine in huge numbers, then fifty years ago they took a bunch of land from Arab landowners, like eminent domain but no compensation issued, I guess about 600,000 if Norman Finkelstein's number is right, but anyways, that is why people like her say "go back." Their memories run longer than most ignorant people who dont know anything about "Palestine."

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