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North Korean newspaper thinks Helen Thomas is a man

To prove that the U.S news media "distort the truth and mislead the public opinion to curry favor with power," a North Korean newspaper used Helen Thomas's 2010 retirement as an example.

Only problem is that Thomas (pictured right) was once a female columnist for Hearst Newspapers, not a man.

From a Thursday editorial in Rodong Sinmun, one of North Korea's state-run papers, which repeatedly uses male terms to refer to Thomas:

The U.S. pressmen are cripple reporters under gag law.

A vivid proof of it is an early retirement of Helen Thomas, one of a few White House reporters.

Requested by his colleague to comment on the Israel issue, he said Israel should withdraw from Palestine, an occupied territory.

There was nothing wrong in his remark.

But, unable to bear down the repeated pressure of the U.S. authorities siding with Israel, Thomas made public a statement of "apology" and made the last parting with his job.

Thomas was actually caught on tape in 2010 saying that Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine." Not that Israel should withdraw from Palestine.

h/t Washington Post


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