NEW YORK, NY – One White House correspondent’s fall from grace may have found a soft place to land!
The fallout from longtime White House correspondent Helen Thomas has been monumental. The columnist was left with no move but to resign from Hearst Newspapers in the aftermath of her controversial remarks about Jews.
Thomas, who will turn 90 in August, was videotaped recently saying Jews should leave Palestine and go “home” to “Poland, Germany … and America, and everywhere else.” She apologized last Friday, saying her remarks “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.”
In the ripple effect of her comments, the apologia seemed to fall on deaf ears. She was forced to cancel a planned commencement address at Walk Whitman High and on Monday, the White House Correspondents Association began taking steps to remove her from a front-row seat at the daily White House briefing.
Well, all is not lost for Thomas. WWN has received word that the now outcast columnist has found work in another – less than expected – location; Playboy. Rumors are spreading like wildfire that Helen Thomas is considering a seven figure offer from Playboy to appear nude in their upcoming election issue. NO word on whether or not she will appear on the cover. WWN reached out to Playboy to confirm, but no one could be reached for comment.
Larry Devine, a senior citizens rights advocate says that, “putting an 89 year old woman in their magazine would be a clear message from Playboy that they are non-age discriminatory.”
If true, this would be a monumental move from not only Playboy but also Thomas. It remains to be seen if there is any truth to the rumors. Stay-tuned for any updates.