Helen Thomas is retiring effective immediately, according to her employers at Hearst News Service. The 89 year old ‘journalist’ has been an institution at the White House covering ten presidents. But after being recorded on video telling Jews in Israel to “go home” to Germany, Poland and the United States, a firestorm of public outrage has erupted. Even her pals in the White House Press Corps denounced her statements. Press Secretary Robert Gibbs called her remarks “offensive and reprehensible”.

Thomas made the video statements on May 27 to Rabbi David Nesenoff of www.rabbilive.com. Since then, Helen’s little world of Liberal hate-speech has become unglued. Her appearance to speak at a high school was canceled and she was dropped by the speaker agency, Nine Speakers, Inc, from further engagements. Even Cindy Crawford jumped in to cancel plans to work with Thomas on an upcoming book deal.

Helen Thomas has become political road kill. Her shameless remarks were not the first. Just this past week, she confronted Gibbs at a White House daily presser for the Obama administration to take a harsher stand on condemning Israeli’s assault on a so-called “humanitarian’ ship. The boat was carrying medical supplies, but was chartered by a political activist group, Free Gaza and funded by a known financial source for terrorists groups, IHH, according to a 2006 report by the Danish Institute for International Studies.

The flotilla of six ships attempted to run a blockade into Gaza, imposed by Israel to prevent weapons from being delivered to Hamas. The flotilla ignored warnings and requests to land at the port of Ashdod. A group of Israel naval commandos attempted to board one vessel, the Mavi Marmara. They were met by activists armed with clubs, knives and metal rods. Only after several commandos were beaten did the rest open fire with pistols, killing nine on board. The incident is being reviewed by the Israeli government while the UN and other nations call for their own investigation.

Helen Thomas has been no friend of Israel for many years, nor of America’s efforts in the war against terror. Like many Liberal Elitists, she does not recognize radical militants who misuse the religion of Islam for their own gains and causes. Her abrupt retirement today ends her career on the most sour of notes. Her privileged status at White House press conferences will not be missed.