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Antisemitism without tuxedo

November 24, 2016 22:59

http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local-beat/SPJ-Retires-Helen-Thomas-Aw...

The SPJ said that it believes Thomas has the right to free speech, no matter if it is considered to be unpopular, vile or is considered offensive. But the SPJ said the controversy has overshadowed the reason the award exists -- for a lifetime of contribution and service to the journalism profession.
"No individual worthy of such honor should have to face this controversy," the SPJ said on its website. "No honoree should have to decide if the possible backlash is worth being recognized for his or her contribution to journalism."

And no 'honoree' would feel honoured to get such an award, with the vile name of antisemite Helen Thomas on it.

November 24, 2016 22:59

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