The Society of Professional Journalists

No More Helen Thomas Award?

Journalists’ group considers changing name of its Lifetime Achievement honor, after the 90-year-old’s latest remarks about Zionists ‘owning’ American institutions.
01/03/2011 - 19:00
JTA

Helen Thomas’ decision to take her disparagement of Zionists from off the cuff (last May) to on the record (last month) has led a journalists’ group to consider dropping her name from a lifetime achievement award.

The Society of Professional Journalists is revisiting its decision last summer not to change the name of its Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award after Thomas, 90, told an Arab-American group in Dearborn, Mich., last month that Congress, the White House, Hollywood and Wall Street “are owned by the Zionists.”

Jews “put their money where their mouth is,” Helen Thomas said recently.
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