Helen Thomas’s recent request to purchase a table at the upcoming White House Correspondents Association (WHCA) annual dinner has been rejected.
by Tony Phillip
Wednesday, April 4th, 2012
On Monday The Huffington Post ran a story by Michael Calderone covering the White House Correspondents Association’s decision to deny veteran journalist Helen Thomas a table at its upcoming dinner at the Washington Hilton.
In a comment on that story I said, “It’s hard to imagine anything more wrong than this.”
I base my opinion on the fact that the 91-year-old Thomas, a former WHCA president, is unique among American journalists, having covered 10 different presidential administrations in a career stretching back to Dwight Eisenhower.
It is because of Thomas as much as anyone else that women were first included at the WHCA dinner since, as the WHCA’s website mentions
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It would be wonderful if you would all contact the WHCA about this matter — and please let us know if you have done so. We will be pleased to tell Helen how many people phoned and emailed on her behalf. Pro-Israel organizations have been known to organize 6,000+ emails in a single day — we should be able to do at least as well! — Alison Weir, Executive Director, If Americans Knew website. You can write WHCA online, phone them at 202-266-7453, and/or fax them at 202-266-7454
Arabs & Palestinians; The principal beneficiaries of Helen’s efforts, did not offer any recognition, sympathy or solidarity to her.. They are spending lots, hosting lots and rewarding lots of only who deliberately fools them not genuinely respects..!! They deny the double standards of Western Politicians, while they live by multiple faces..!! Whenever I see her aging, humiliation and denounce, my heart bleeds..
I'd love to hear from who are loudly and noisily speaks for the Palestinian cause..
Anyone can stand forward and tells what seriously and respectfully had been done to recognize Helen, Rachael, Vittorio, or others..?
Everyone is blamed.. Corrupted Governments, Amputated NGOs, False Intellectuals, and the General Public as well