Helen Thomas announced Monday that “she is retiring, effective immediately,” according to a statement from Hearst newspapers. – The Hill

A great career ends in controversy.

Thomas was wrong, her comments remarkably tone deaf for someone who has covered politics for decades. She has paid the price and goes the way of Don Imus.

People need to know when to retire. Of course, I could say the same thing about John McCain as well as others who are long past effectiveness and sanity, in some cases.

Meanwhile, Glenn Beck who invokes Mein Kampf when talking about Barack Obama’s presidency, and other right-wing screed provocateurs who use hate speech to make a living remain gainfully employed.

… Do you think David Halberstam would have played water sports w/ Rahm Emanuel & then proudly giggled about it afterward on his Twitter feed… – Glenn Greenwald