Well done, good and faithful servant. When Hamas-linked CAIR is pleased with how well you have done their bidding, you know you’ve really arrived as a mainstream media journalist. Dave Weigel, Michael Kruse, Mark Jacobson, Michelle Boorstein and the like can only stand by in envy — but if they keep jumping through Honest Ibe’s hoops, their great day will come in due time. “Helen Thomas receiving lifetime achievement award from CAIR,” by Bridget Johnson for The Hill, September 18 (thanks to Darcy):
The longtime White House correspondent who resigned from Hearst newspapers in June in the wake of comments she made about Israel will receive a lifetime achievement award from the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
CAIR is honoring Helen Thomas, who is of Lebanese descent and now 90 years old, at its Leadership Conference and 16th Annual Fundraising Banquet on Oct. 9 in Arlington, Va.
Speakers will also include Oxford Islamic studies scholar Tariq Ramadan.
Thomas started at the White House as a reporter during the Kennedy administration. In a video interview captured at a White House Jewish heritage event for RabbiLIVE.com that spread quickly across the Internet, Thomas advised Israeli Jews to “get the hell out of Palestine” and “go home” to Poland, Germany, America and “everywhere else.”…
Thomas later apologized, saying: “I deeply regret my comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and the Palestinians. They do not reflect my heartfelt belief that peace will come to the Middle East only when all parties recognize the need for mutual respect and tolerance. May that day come soon.”