Helen Thomas (finally!) retires 

The 89-year-old ‘dean of the White House press corps’ is hanging it up in the wake of her anti-semitic diatribe. Here’s the the press release from Hearst Newspapers:

HELEN THOMAS ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

WASHINGTON, June 7, 2010 – Helen Thomas announced Monday that she is retiring, effective immediately.

Her decision came after her controversial comments about Israel and the Palestinians were captured on videotape and widely disseminated on the Internet.

Thomas later issued a statement: “I deeply regret my comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and the Palestinians. They do not reflect my heart-felt belief that peace will come to the Middle East only when all parties recognize the need for mutual respect and tolerance. May that day come soon.’’

Thomas will mark her 90th birthday on Aug. 4.

I’d say she should have retired a long time ago, but she was always biased hack even in her heyday. Good riddance.

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