Helen Thomas in Playboy — or as some refer to it: The fifth horseman of the apocalypse.
Okay, don’t panic. For a second there you might have been more turned off than Helen in a kosher deli, but it’s not as bad as the headline implies. It could have been worse — much worse. What I’m referring to is just an interview with Helen Thomas that appears in Playboy. Whew. But Hef must be getting too old to realize that even the name on the cover could be an unwanted dose of saltpeter to prospective magazine buyers.
From the interview, some typical Helen Thomas terrorism justification:
On Palestinian violence against the Israelis: â€œOf course I donâ€™t condone any violence against anyone. But who wouldnâ€™t fight for their country? What would any American do if their land was being taken? Remember Pearl Harbor. The Palestinian violence is to protect what little remains of Palestine. The suicide bombers act out of despair and desperation. Three generations of Palestinians have been forced out of their homes â€” by Israelis â€” and into refugee camps.â€
In the interview, Thomas insists she doesn’t hate Jews — she just understands why people want to kill them.
And it would appear that Barack Obama has lost Helen Thomas — not that at this point in Helen’s embarrassing nosedive of a career this will bother Obama one bit:
On her belief that Hillary Clinton and President Obama would be liberal: “I thought, naively perhaps, that [Hillary Clinton] and Obama would bring change, that they would be different. I assumed wrongly that they would be liberal because he’s black and she’s a woman. It’s maddening.”
Helen Thomas thinking Obama hasn’t behaved like a liberal is the best evidence that she has indeed lost her mind — something she denies in the interview.
(h/t Weasel Zippers)