Give Helen Thomas a Break

Helen Thomas has apologized and resigned. What more do people want?

I'm Jewish and a supporter of Israel.

I've known Helen Thomas since 1993. I've had dinner with her many times and I consider her a close friend.

If I had a dollar for every American who has said something in private about a racial, ethnic, or sexual minority in this country I would be a multimillionaire many times over.

Let's face it we all have said things -- or thought things -- about "other" groups of people, things that we would not want to see in print or on video. Anyone who denies it is a liar.

Helen is three months short of 90 and her brain's filters might not work as well as a 40-year-old's. Give her a break.

Ellen Ratner is Washington bureau chief for Talk Radio News Service and a Fox News contributor.

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