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Helen Thomas Quits

Who pushed her overboard is not clear, but Helen Thomas announced her immediate “retirement,” thereby sparing the cowardly Washington Correspondents Association and the morally atrophied administration the need to boot her out. But the episode was revealing — the left and the White House were mute. Regrettably we are, to borrow from Daniel Patrick Moynihan, slowly defining anti-Semitism downward. Many considered the entire affair unworthy of mention or requiring her immediate termination. To those, we can say only that their sentiments are as plain as Thomas’s.