The CNS News website reports today (December 11, 2010) that longtime journalist Helen Thomas and an Arab-American group have blasted Thomas' Detroit alma mater for pulling an award named for her, because of comments she made that the university called anti-Semitic.
Thomas told the Detroit Free Press that Wayne State University "made a mockery of the First Amendment" by ending the Helen Thomas Spirit of Diversity Award.
The university cited comments Thomas made last week in the Detroit suburb of Dearborn. She said the White House, Hollywood, and Wall Street are owned by "Zionists."
Thomas, who was born to Lebanese Orthodox immigrants in Kentucky, was forced to resign last June as a Hearst Newspaper Columnist, after she said Israelis should get out of Palestine and go back to Poland, Germany, and other countries.