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Helen Thomas tells Anti-Defamation League to back-off

Helen Thomas speaking at Cornell University
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Helen Thomas speaking at Cornell University in 2007

The Anti-Defamation League called Helen Thomas anti-Semitic after some comments she made last week at a speech in Dearborn.

On a radio interview last night, Thomas shot back at Abe Foxman, head of the Anti-Defamation League:

I'm getting tired of his intimidation. I'm going to report him to President Obama and all the proper authorities. He better stop intimidating me.

Thomas was interviewed by Scott Spears on WMRN radio in Marion, Ohio. Here's a clip:

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/michigan/local-michigan-939032.mp3

No comment yet from the ADL.

During the interview Thomas was asked what she made of the last year. The host seemed to be going for a personal reaction. Instead, he got an analysis of the current president from a woman who covered the White House for decades: 

"I think that President Obama needs more courage. I think he has shown no spine in standing up for the right things in this life... He has not lived up to his promise."

Here's the clip:

http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/michigan/local-michigan-939037.mp3

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