School scraps Helen Thomas award after remarks on 'Zionists' control
December 4th, 2010
08:35 PM ET

School scraps Helen Thomas award after remarks on 'Zionists' control

The alma mater of journalist Helen Thomas will not bestow an award that had been given in her name after the 90-year-old scribe made more controversial comments about Jewish people.

Wayne State University, the Detroit, Michigan, institution that Thomas graduated from in 1942, said in a statement Friday that the school will no longer give out the Helen Thomas Spirit of Diversity in the Media Award.

Thomas abrupty retired earlier this year from her position as a White House columnist for the Hearst media chain after a YouTube video circulated in which she told a rabbi that Israel should "get the hell out of Palestine."

Then, at a diversity conference Thursday in Dearborn, Michigan, Thomas voiced her opinion on Jewish people in the United States.

According to the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News, she said, "Congress, the White House and Hollywood, Wall Street are owned by the Zionists. No question."


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  1. Confused

    Since when is Zionism part of the Jewish religion? Are all Jews Zionists?
    Enough with the bull-crap already!
    Helen Thomas was stating her political opinion. One may or may not agree with her political views, but whomever calls her an anti-Semite or an anti-Jew is simply hiding behind his/her religion.
    Hypocrits at best!

    December 6, 2010 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Brian

    Careful when insulting our zionist masters, their media is quick to snap at you.

    January 17, 2011 at 6:40 pm | Report abuse |
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