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Veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas coming under heavy criticism for comments she made at the White House lesson.
Any comments on Israel rip everybody yeah and palace.
People are -- And if -- land.
Our careers to figure out what that it go home we're home all.
Go to -- many pictures directly Poland and and.
And America and everywhere -- Well our next guest thinks that Helen Thomas should be fired for those comments former white house Press Secretary Ari Fleischer good to -- this morning good morning.
Right so so you just say look this is cut and dry.
It's black and white she should be -- -- is this -- beyond all boundaries this is not your usual ideological difference that everybody has a free speech right to him and I look at this is an employee -- matter who would want an employee who espouses what.
Is tantamount to religious -- -- -- work for them.
Sure and so Hurst should do something at least what a suspension my view -- her employer should let -- -- it's time for Helen Thomas to be let go all the she's no longer correspondent she's likely to commentator anyway yeah.
Helen is a columnist since she's entitled of course like any comments or opinions but when you advocates -- people need to be separated on the basis of their religion.
And then there's -- -- in the world in which nobody from a certain religion no Jews should live as she calls -- Palestine and this is -- reprehensible problem.
This is hatred this is bigotry this is prejudice.
Who wants somebody like that working for the missing my point you know as to when you stood behind the podium and as white house Press Secretary that Chet -- Thompson's pro Palestinian absolutely but you never thought that it crossed over the line into these feelings of being anti Jewish.
I that the you have to allow people.
Their thoughts and and in her case her thoughts were that.
The Palestinians had issues with the Israelis and she took the -- the Palestinians.
To decide to Yasser Arafat.
But once you cross the line go beyond that and you advocates separation by religion which is was she has called for my -- Jews go home get the hell out of Palestine as she says.
This is not a minor issue you know this is a real moral matter for -- to face well here's her apology she says quote I deeply regret my comments -- 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 made that day.
Com soon which of the White House -- Well look this is hard for the government because.
They're government by the First Amendment cannot restrict people's free speech so I don't view this -- a government issue that is a private sort of about the white house press correspondents that's a different -- the White House correspondents association has -- -- call to make about the seating arrangement in the room and whether she isn't the far right is yesterday numero -- chair and she is the only columnist have a seat at the White House to it was just slightly different issue.
-- and get -- I just think.
Through debates like this -- through employers -- to make decisions society since the balance for what should should not be acceptable speech she said is not acceptable.
A signal needs to be sent she shouldn't be let go.
At a minimum -- two week suspension.
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