Author’s Note: The author would like to thank “Bob” who is really clever by Caucasian gentile standards.
Left wing White House reporter Helen Thomas was recently forced to issue an apology to African American citizens. She stated bluntly, in front of a live microphone, that blacks should “get the hell out of America.”
Thomas is a longtime White House correspondent who writes a column for Hearst newspapers. She made the comments on May 27th after a White House African American History event.
Thomas was asked by a black reporter if she had “any comments on African Americans.” She replied, “Tell them to get the hell out of America.”
Thomas went on to say that decent white Americans are burdened by the presence of blacks “and it’s the Caucasian-American’s land, not the African American’s.” She went on to say that black people should “go home to Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Uganda, and everywhere else they came from.”
In a written statement issued Friday, Thomas apologized, saying, “I deeply regret the comments I made last week regarding colored people.” She also said the comments do not reflect her “heart-felt belief that racial harmony will come to America when all parties recognize the need for mutual respect and tolerance.”
“May that day come soon,” she later added.
Senator Robert Byrd of West Virginia was asked for his reaction to Thomas’ controversial remarks. According to a reporter from Black Entertainment Television, the former Klansman said that Thomas’ remarks were “unfortunate.” He went on to say “There are a lot of whites in America who act black. They should also get the hell out of the country. It isn’t fair to focus solely on black Americans.”
The Reverend Al Sharpton, when reached for comment, called the comments “unforgivable.” A reporter for Jewish World then confronted Sharpton with a number of anti-Semitic statements attributed to him. Sharpton denied characterizing Jews as “kikes” and “blood suckers” saying that the statements were probably made by Louis Farrakhan or Jesse Jackson. He went on to say the following:
“I’ve said similar things in the past but I don’t think it really matters whether those statements were made by Lou, Jesse, or me. We are talking about blacks, here. The Jews control everything including the banks and the media. They can fend for themselves. Blacks don’t control anything, so what you call a ‘double standard’ is justified.”
He then characterized the Jewish reporter’s question as “cheap” and “underhanded.”
The reporter then asked whether he regretted inciting violence against Jews in New York City in the Crown Heights neighborhood several years ago. Sharpton was also asked whether he felt responsible for his supporters’ decision to kill a Hasidic Jew after Sharpton made a number of incendiary anti-Semitic statements. Sharpton responded by saying that “Comparing blacks and Jews is like comparing apples and oranges. Given the power structure of America, it just isn’t fair to make the comparison.”
The White House released a statement Monday explaining the Obama administration’s decision to revoke Helen Thomas’ press pass and to ban her from all future White House events. Speaking for the White House, Rahm Emmanuel said the following: “Had Thomas made similar remarks about Jews, President Obama could have overlooked the situation. But the remarks were about blacks, and that is an entirely different matter.”
When White House reporters (sans Thomas) pointed out that Emmanuel is himself Jewish, he continued: “Most blacks care more about their blackness than Jews care about their Jewish-ness. We’ve found other ways to advance in America. We have honed our skills. The blacks must still rely on the rhetoric of civil rights. We understand that. And we respect that.”
In response, a reporter pointed out that the President is himself black. The press conference was adjourned immediately. Outside, the Reverend Al Sharpton objected to Emmanuel’s statements reminding reporters “You just can’t trust a Jew.”
Reverend Jesse Jackson agreed while assuring reporters that, despite Thomas’ comments, liberal Democrats are still the leaders of the modern civil rights movement. Senator Byrd concurred.