Helen Thomas dropped by agency
White House journalist Helen Thomas has been dropped by her speaking agency after a video surfaced of her saying Israel should "get the hell out of Palestine" and go to places including Poland, Germany and the United States.
Diane Nine, president of Nine Speakers, sent the following statement to CQ Politics:
"It is with a heavy heart that Nine Speakers, Inc. announces its resignation as the agent for Helen Thomas, Dean of the White House Press Corps. Ms. Thomas has had an esteemed career as a journalist, and she has been a trailblazer for women, helping others in her profession, and beyond. However, in light of recent events, Nine Speakers is no longer able to represent Ms. Thomas, nor can we condone her comments on the Middle East. Nine Speakers will continue to enthusiastically represent all of our other current and future clients."
On Sunday, Thomas agreed not to appear as commencement speaker at Bethesda’s Walt Whitman High School after objections to her appearance were raised.
Earlier: Thomas agrees to bow out as commencement speaker
-- Mike McPhate
| June 7, 2010; 8:05 AM ET
Categories: DC | Tags: diane nine, helen thomas, nine speakers, speaking agency
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