Remember Helen Thomas? She's the White House reporter that was forced to apologize and resign after saying this summer that Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine" and go home. So how does a disgraced journalist react to questions about those controversial comments? By making more of them, and saying that "Zionists" run the world.
Thomas made the remarks in Michigan at a conference on anti-Arab bias. The Detroit Free Press reports on her comments, which included the stereotype that "rich" Jews control everything:
In an interview, Thomas, 90, said that criticizing Israel led to her resignation and ostracism in Washington.
"I can call a president of the United States anything in the book, but I can't touch Israel, which has Jewish-only roads in the West Bank," Thomas said. "No American would tolerate that -- white-only roads." ...
In a speech to about 300 people inside a center in Dearborn, she talked about "the whole question of money involved in politics."
"Congress, the White House and Hollywood, Wall Street are owned by the Zionists. No question, in my opinion," she said. "They put their money where their mouth is. ... We're being pushed into a wrong direction in every way."
When asked how she would respond to those who call her an anti-Semite, she said, "I'd say I'm a Semite. What are you talking about?"
Here are her original comments from May: