"Congress, the White House and Hollywood, Wall Street are owned by the Zionists"
Thanks for that history lesson, Helen. But no, of course as you insist, you are not an antisemite, you are just speaking the truth.
The same truth spoken by Father Coughlin. The same truth spoken by David Duke. And (do I need to say it?) the same truth spoken by that guy over there in Germany who started World War II.
I suppose we could be charitable and suggest that, after a lifetime as an invaluable journalist, Ms. Thomas has fallen into dementia; but sorry, I don't feel charitable with people who say things like this. I think baseless hatred of Jews is far more prevalent in this country than anyone wants to admit, as are baseless hatreds of black people, Hispanics and anyone else who doesn't meet, shall we say, Sarah Palin's notion of real Americans.