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Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:02 am

..."and because of this, she is a security threat to President George W. Bush."

http://www.freep.com/news/politics/thomas8e_20050308.htm

For most of Helen Thomas' 60-plus years in White House journalism, her Arab ethnicity was never an issue.

But in a recent column, political commentator Ann Coulter writes about the controversy over whether it's too easy to get media access to the White House.

"Press passes can't be that hard to come by if the White House allows that old Arab Helen Thomas to sit within yards of the president," wrote Coulter, who once argued the United States should invade Muslim countries and "convert them to Christianity."

Coulter's comments in her Feb. 23 column have sparked concern from metro Detroit's Arab-American communities and 26 U.S. members of Congress, led by U.S. Rep. John Dingell, a Dearborn Democrat.

Asked about her background, Thomas, 84, said "I'm an American: I'm not hyphenated. But I was very lucky to grow up in two cultures."

Thomas was raised on Detroit's east side by Christian immigrants from Lebanon. She graduated from Wayne State University and went on to become a pioneer for women in journalism.
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RE: Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:04 am

Ann Coulter is an ignorant foul-mouthed bigot. End of discussion.
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RE: Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:14 am

What I don't get is why you people bother to quote Ann Coulter.
Or Ward Churchill

. . . or any other one-trick pony who makes millions off your political gullibilities.

Whatever happened to "ignore them, they'll go away?"
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RE: Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:19 am

Quoting SlamClick (reply 2):
Whatever happened to "ignore them, they'll go away?"


Ask morons like Bravo7E7 who think she is a credible political commentator.

Coulter is an embarassment to a supposedly civilised nation and damages the USA every time she opens her vile mouth. In that respect she is the security risk.
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RE: Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:20 am

This airhead has been surgically extricated from one of the country's premier right wing rags - The National Review - for being a bigot. I guess they found her certifiable too.

She is now reduced to baying on trashy internet uber right wing sites. If she didn't have a Linda Blair moment every time she had something to say, who would even notice her in the plethora of internet noise.

Any woman reduced to defending that fake journalist Gannon (I guess crazy Annie decided to save her anti-gay venom for another day) over Helen Thomas who has been a fearless REAL White House journalist is desperate for attention.
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RE: Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:26 am

Quoting WhiteHatter (reply 3):
In that respect she is the security risk.


Spot on. It's just the mentality of "we should convert them to Christianity" that makes radical Muslims hate Americans. Why does everyone want everyone else to be just like them? WTF is that all about?

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RE: Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:39 am

Quoting WhiteHatter (reply 3):
In that respect she is the security risk.


If the persistent rumors about Ann Coulter are to be believed, your sentence should read:
"In that respect he is the security risk"  laughing 
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RE: Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:41 am

I'm no fan of Ann Coulter, but to be fair, her comment about "invade Arab countries and convert them to Christianity" is always taken completely out of context.

What she really said at that speech was something like "Al-Qaeda's hatred of the U.S. and the West, and their total intolerance of our way of life, are akin to the U.S. saying we should invade Arab countries and convert them to Christianity."

For the record, please make note of this.
 
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RE: Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:44 am

Sure, Helen has been sitting in on White House Press Conferences forever and ever, Amen, and all of a sudden, she's a security risk, because Axis Ann finds out she's part Arab?  Silly

All Axis Ann's diatribes is to inflame the bigots and racists who make up the extreme right wing of the Republican party. Axis Ann would love nothing better than to whack old Helen.

Ann's problem is she want to make this not only a "war on Terror", but a war on Islam, on Arabs, on non-Christians all over the world. She's no better than Josef Goebbles was in his prime.
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RE: Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:57 am

Quoting Jaysit (reply 4):
If she didn't have a Linda Blair moment every time she had something to say, who would even notice her in the plethora of internet noise.


Okay - that is funny!
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RE: Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 1:04 am

What she really said at that speech was something like "Al-Qaeda's hatred of the U.S. and the West, and their total intolerance of our way of life, are akin to the U.S. saying we should invade Arab countries and convert them to Christianity."

Nice try, but no dice.

This is what she said. Its also what got her fired from the National Review.

http://www.nationalreview.com/coulter/coulter091301.shtml
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RE: Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 1:10 am

Quoting Jaysit (reply 10):
This is what she said. Its also what got her fired from the National Review.


Thanks for finding that, Jaysit. I had thought it was something like what's in the article you posted, but NYCFlyer sounded so convincing, I began to doubt myself. I'd personally like to shove this slag into a woodchipper.

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RE: Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 1:15 am

Ann coulter is a disgusting waste of human life. I agree JGPH1A 100 percent. She has no right to say such bigoted things. I dont know where that woman grew up, or how she got into what seems like the KKK, but she needs to learn some respect.

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RE: Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 1:27 am

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RE: Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 1:34 am

This is for Ann:



Anyone want to set up a dream date between Ann and this guy:

Things were better when it was two guys in a dorm room.
 
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RE: Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:12 am

The worst thing is not that she says this, but that she still has a voice on major media outlets. For example, you will often see Fox News using her as a voice on their shows. Or where was this column published? What self respecting media outlet would dare print her column? Her views are as racist and hateful as we've seen in a long time, and yet still some consistently publish her stuff.

I'm not talking about squashing her freedom of speech, she has the right to say whatever she wants. However, there is a certain journalistic moral standard and journalistic ethic which should tell newspapers and other media sources not to publish racist and hateful material. That's the sad thing.

From the webpage: "The syndicate distributes Coulter's column to about 100 newspapers"... damn, 100 newspapers??
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RE: Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:18 am

Interesting figure that might alarm Miss Coulter, but the majority of Arabs in the US are Christian, and the majority of Muslims in the US are African American, not Arab.
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RE: Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:46 am

Quoting NYCFlyer (reply 7):
"Al-Qaeda's hatred of the U.S. and the West, and their total intolerance of our way of life, are akin to the U.S. saying we should invade Arab countries and convert them to Christianity."


That is not how she said it on Bill Maher's "Politically Incorrect." She said, "We should invade their countries, kill their leaders, and convert them to Christianity." That is EXACTLY how she said it on the show.
 
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RE: Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:47 am

I met Helen Thomas in Beirut in summer 2003 and had a little chat with her.

She's an extremely nice and intelligent person.

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RE: Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 3:00 am

Quoting Jaysit (reply 4):
If she didn't have a Linda Blair moment every time she had something to say, who would even notice her in the plethora of internet noise.


If it makes you feel even slightly better, in common with virtually everyone outside the US, I suspect; I've no idea who this person is. Big grin
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RE: Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 3:41 am

I think Ann needs a brain transplant, or maybe get laid. That she is a darling of the 'Conservatives' is an insult to them as well. FoxNews loves her anti-Democrat hate speech/GWB ass kissing attitude, as do more than a few Americans. Ann Coulter will never rise to the level of respect that Helen Thomas has. Ms. Thomas was never afraid to ask probing, well prepared questions to a number of Presidents for years at White House Press conferences. Until GWB all of the Presidents she covered - Democrats and Republicans - almost always let her ask a question at White House press conferences as they knew she would ask relevant, well phrased questions on important issues. She really left covering White House press conferences for various reasons, including her advancing age, but also that she didn't like GWB, and he wouldn't ask her questions. Also, also departed when UPI, whom she reported for many with, was purchsed by an organization connected with the Rev. Sun Yung Moon (Moonies/Unification Church/Washington Times) If Ann were there, she would be like a 'plant', only asking leading questions that made W look good.
 
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RE: Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 3:44 am

Banco are you lucky.

Personally I think Anne Coulter must smoke a bushel-full of pot and then make up outrageous right-wing things to say to see what she can get away with.

I imagine her calling up Tommy Chong and saying "Dude, you won't believe what they let me say on Fox, man!"

There was a post on this forum a few weeks back when she said something really stupid about Canada and Vietnam. You should have seen the "deer in the headlights" look when the interviewer gently corrected her. Priceless!!!!!!

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http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/sticksandstones.html

When you click the pop-up click on "don't save my preferences" or the video won't play.
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RE: Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:15 am

Csavel,

That video clip was priceless. Just shows what a lying bitch she is.
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RE: Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:52 am

Quoting Banco (reply 19):
If it makes you feel even slightly better, in common with virtually everyone outside the US, I suspect; I've no idea who this person is.


To whom do you refer? Ann Coulter or Linda Blair?
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RE: Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 4:52 am

Once again, the dear girl has demonstrated the consequences of fornicating livestock.
 
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RE: Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 5:15 am

Someone in urgent need for sex. When I'm desperate and drunk it also happens to me that I start to talk bullshit. The media just doesn't publish it...for some reason.
 
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RE: Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 6:34 am

Quoting Jaysit (reply 10):
Nice try, but no dice.

This is what she said. Its also what got her fired from the National Review.

http://www.nationalreview.com/coulte...shtml


Apologies to all, I stand corrected. I could have sworn that I had read that she was quoted out of context, but obviously I'm wrong.
 
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RE: Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 6:50 am

Quoting NYCFlyer (reply 7):
What she really said at that speech was something like "Al-Qaeda's hatred of the U.S. and the West, and their total intolerance of our way of life, are akin to the U.S. saying we should invade Arab countries and convert them to Christianity."



To be frank, when I heard that comment by her it was the first time I heard of her, I wasn't moved in any way by it. Hearing the real thing, if your paraphrase was accurate, then I can't call her a bitch as that quote makes sense. It's more like a duh. But then the US is not an organization like Al-Qaeda was/is, but I get her point.

Having said that, her comments regarding this individual or anyone born or even has folks originating elsewhere is an issue of security is ridculous. I'm not about to bag on her, as some of you so incredibly are willing to do...

*cough* bandwagon *cough* stereotype *cough* scapegoaters *cough*...  Wink
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RE: Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 7:13 am

Lephorn, if you read through the linked article, that paraphrase was in fact not accurate. She may have said it in that conext on a diffrent occasion, but hte comment that caused the uproar was

"We should invade their countries, kill their leaders and convert them to Christianity. We weren't punctilious about locating and punishing only Hitler and his top officers. We carpet-bombed German cities; we killed civilians. That's war. And this is war. "

This was printed by the national review with her byline.

for those who can't download the CBC clip

AC:canada sent troops to Vietnam, was vietnam less containable and more of a threat-
Canadian Guy:no actauly Canada did not send troops to Vietnam
AC: I don't think thats right
CG: Canada did not send troops to Vietnam
AC: Indo-china? [yes, anne, hes sinking to your level and playing pointless semantics with you]
CG:No. Second World war yes, Korea, yes-
AC: I think you're wrong
CG: no, we took a pass on Vietnam
AC: I think you're wrong
CG: Austrlia was there
AC: I think Canada sent troops
CG: [now smuggly smiling and shaking head, mouthes "no"]
AC: Well, I'll get back to you on that
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RE: Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 7:18 am

Quoting SlamClick (Reply 23):
Quoting Banco (reply 19):
If it makes you feel even slightly better, in common with virtually everyone outside the US, I suspect; I've no idea who this person is.


To whom do you refer? Ann Coulter or Linda Blair?


Well, I definitely remember the one with the swivelling head. From what I read, that could be either of them right?  Wink
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RE: Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 8:17 am

Well they are easier to tell apart now.

Linda Blair has no voice since Mercedes McCambridge died recently.
Ann Coulter does have a voice. Sad
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RE: Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 8:22 am

To be frank, when I heard that comment by her it was the first time I heard of her, I wasn't moved in any way by it. Hearing the real thing, if your paraphrase was accurate, then I can't call her a bitch as that quote makes sense. It's more like a duh

Duh indeed.
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RE: Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 10:37 am

This crazy went to our Law School, too, and was editor of our Law Review. I know a lot of Republicans on this board who probably enjoy her crap, too.



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RE: Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:00 am

Quoting FSPilot747 (Reply 32):
This crazy went to our Law School, too, and was editor of our Law Review. I know a lot of Republicans on this board who probably enjoy her crap, too.



I bet quite a few of them have a poster of her on their bedroom wall.


Once again, the Neocon Pinup shows her ass. It's this kind of virtol and ignorance that shows that even people with college degrees can be ignorant. Instead of spewing this crap from her mouth, she needs to eat something! First off, she'd shut up for a few mintues, and secondly, it'd make her look less like a junkie. One well-known smut peddler is not a very big fan of her (or Bill O'reilly for that matter either), and there's always at least several cartoons or photos lambasting her, and they're always pretty funny (Yes, I do look at porno mags for more than the pictures, as they have some of the funniest political cartoons in them.)
 
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RE: Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 11:47 am

The rightes love her show ... She's an actress playing to her audience. No different than any of the other AM hate radio geeks ...
Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!
 
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RE: Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 12:39 pm

I saw Ann Coulter up very close (two feet away) at a cocktail party last summer, during the Republican convention. She was with her parents. The thing that struck me about her is how anorexically thin she looked. She's about 5'9 and looked 100 pounds, if that.
 
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RE: Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 1:11 pm

While I don't agree with Ann Coulter's extreme diatribes, Helen Thomas is simply an old democrat hack who has masqueraded as a journalist for decades. Good for GWB to relegate her to the back of the briefing room.

Read her columns she writes for a Boston station. They are nothing but Democratic talking points. She's just as biased and leftist as Dan Rather.

She's lucky to have Ann Coulter as an opponent.
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RE: Ann Coulter: Helen Thomas Is "An Old Arab"

Wed Mar 09, 2005 2:42 pm

Maybe Ms. Coulter will settle down when she finds a guy who can tickle her fancy. (if she doesn't have one already).  Wink Maybe she'll have a Madonna-like transformation.
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