|Re: OT Helen Thomas Retires
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Author: td Date: Jun 8, 2010 12:26
On Jun 7, 7:39 pm, Bob Harper comcast.net> wrote:
> On 6/7/10 1:45 PM, GMS wrote:> bob wrote:
>>> She just honestly expressed what all these " we are anti-Israel, not
>>> anti-Jewish" people (including our dear friends here) think.
>> Her comments were in poor taste, she apologized, and now she's
>> resigned. Her remarks were no worse than the anti-Christian and
>> intollerant tirades that Powell has littered all over RMCR. If he had
>> any good sense, Powell would apologize and then resign from RMCR.
>> Since he's such a scripture expert, I wonder if he's ever read, "Go
>> thou and do likewise." I'd love to see him follow that verse and
>> emulate Thomas! That's all I have to say on the subject.
>> Gary Stucka
> With respect, her comments were more than "in poor taste." They were
> viciously, rabidly anti-Semitic in tone and substance, and it was easy
> to see that she meant every word. Her 'apology' was nothing of the kind,
> and can be dismissed out of hand. In a way we should be glad that she
> said what she did: she told the truth about her thinking, and we are
> well rid of her sort of corrosive bile corrupting the public discourse.
> Jeffrey, off the wall as he is about Christianity, is nothing but a joke
> by comparison. As long as one remembers that, he'll do no harm.
But you, Harper, are capable of doing enormous harm. Her remarks were
NOT anti-Semitic either in tone or substance. Nor were they vicious or
Such hyperbole does not service to the discussion.