Matthew Duss calls out Goldblog, Shafer, and myself:

It’s interesting that none of Helen Thomas’s own path-breaking accomplishments were allowed to distract from her defenestration. What explains the difference between the two cases is, precisely as Kurtz suggested, the double standard that exists with regard to Jews and Israel on one hand, and Palestinians on the other. Statements that would never be tolerated against Jews or Israel are regularly made and tolerated against Palestinians.

For the record, I thought Thomas should have kept her job.

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