You guys make it seem like she tweeted and seconds later, a fat white guy pressed a red button on his phone, which triggered some functionary to hand her a pink slip without any comment or discussion.
Why oh why can't we have a news network that caters to the minority who craves nuance and actual education? Why do we have to satisfy ourselves with The Daily Show to call other news outlets out on their bullshit?
Helen Thomas issued the following statement today: “I deeply regret my comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and the Palestinians. They do not reflect my heart-felt belief that peace will come to the Middle East only when all parties recognize the need for mutual respect and tolerance. May that day come soon.” (June 4, 2010)
It would be nice to think that in an open and free society, a journalist with a commendable track record like Nasr's might have been given the benefit of the doubt and permitted to explain herself. But it's well beyond the imagination of most Americans to think that a "Muslim cleric" could in any remote way be a figure of any measure of nuance.
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