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Warner Todd Huston


We have finally reached the number one, most left-biased journalist in America today on our top ten count down and our most biased journo pick probably won’t surprise any of you. Even though she just “retired” due to her outrageous bias and hatred for Israel, we just have to give the number one most biased slot to the ever-vitriolic Ms. Helen Thomas, long time employee of United Press International (UPI) and the Hearst New Service.

Thomas was an over 50-year employee of UPI but in the year 2000 she quit the wire service because it was bought by News World Communications which is affiliated with the Unification Church. She was proud of herself, though, because according to her she was “never, never accused of bias” in her reporting.


I worked for United Press International for more than fifty years, and I wrote straight copy. I was never, never accused of bias. I did not bow out of the human race. I permitted myself to care, to believe, to think. But I assure you, I assure you that it did not get in my copy.

But that isn’t what her record says. Bias was epidemic throughout. In May of 2000 the MRC went back and found at least half a dozen instances where Thomas readily revealed her bias. Instances range from Ronald Reagan’s days in office up to the year 2000 when she quit UPI.

The MRC found in part:

* In 1988, Thomas said that Reagan fostered an “uncaring society”
* In 1993, Thomas claimed she felt Reagan wasn’t a “nice” man and that he “lacked soul”
* Also in 1993, Thomas said that Jimmy Carter had “proven to be our best past President”
* Of the Kennedy era Thomas insisted that when she thought of those days she felt it was about “mostly hope”
* In 1999 Thomas posited that a vote that didn’t go Clinton’s way was because of a “personal vendetta against” the Clinton

Right after Thomas’ outrageous videoed comments where she said the Jews in Israel should “go back to Germany and Poland” where the “came from” and leave Israel to the so-called Palestinians — more on that later — Jonah Goldberg had a revealing tidbit about how long this bag of vitriol had been stinking up the Washington media scene.


One small example can be found in James Rosen’s excellent book on John Mitchell, The Strong Man. Mitchell’s wife Martha was a mentally unstable alcoholic who would call reporters to vent sad, paranoid, fact-free theories and diatribes. At first, many reporters were eager to hear her out, but over time it became obvious that Martha Mitchell was not well and it was cruel to exploit her. Obvious, that is, to nearly everyone but Helen Thomas who continued to milk Martha Mitchell for damning quotes and nonsense.

She’s been getting away with it for decades but since the year 2000 she has really let her inner Olbermann loose on the world.

Thanks for sticking with us for the top ten most left-biased American journalists working today. We hope you enjoyed it.

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