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Cal Thomas is a conservative American syndicated columnist and author. His column began in 1984 and appears in over 550 newspapers throughout the United States. He is a panelist on Fox News Watch, a Fox News Channel program critiquing the media, and until September 2005 hosted After Hours with Cal Thomas on the same network. He also gives a daily radio commentary, which is heard on over 300 stations.He has a Holiday Home In Northern Ireland American conservatism is a constellation of political ideologies within the United States under the blanket heading of conservative. ... This article is about the year. ... Fox News Watch is a current events debate program airing on the Fox News Channel. ... “Fox News” redirects here. ... For other uses, see Holiday (disambiguation). ... Look up home in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Northern Ireland (Irish: ) is a part of the United Kingdom lying in the northeast of the island of Ireland, covering 5,459 square miles (14,139 km², about a sixth of the islands total area). ...


He has written a great deal about political issues and supports, among other things, many right wing Zionist positions

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Biography

Cal Thomas was born in Washington, D.C. in 1942. During the 1960s and early 1970s he worked as a reporter at NBC News. He has written ten books, including Blinded By Might, that discussed, among other things, the role of the Moral Majority in American politics of the 1980s. Thomas was vice president of the Moral Majority from 1980 to 1985. For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ... Year 1942 (MCMXLII) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link will display the full 1942 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The National Broadcasting Company (NBC) is an American television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


In his column of April 15, 2003, Cal Thomas wrote: is the 105th day of the year (106th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

When the Berlin Wall fell and Eastern Europe escaped from the shackles of communism, I wrote that we must not forget the enablers, apologists and other "fellow travelers" who helped sustain communism's grip on a sizable portion of humanity for much of the 20th century. I suggested that a "cultural war crimes tribunal" be convened, at which people from academia, the media, government and the clergy who were wrong in their assessment of communism would be forced to confront their mistakes. While not wishing to deprive anyone of his or her right to be wrong, it wouldn't hurt for these people to be held accountable. That advice was not taken - but today we are presented with another opportunity in the form of scores of false media prophets who predicted disaster should the U.S. military confront and seek to oust the murderous regime of Saddam Hussein. The purpose of a cultural war crimes tribunal would be to remind the public of journalism's many mistakes, as well as the errors of certain politicians and retired generals, and allow it to properly judge their words the next time they feel the urge to prophesy... All of the printed and voiced prophecies should be saved in an archive. When these false prophets again appear, they can be reminded of the error of their previous ways and at least be offered an opportunity to recant and repent.

Controversial statement(s)

In response to Dolphinarium disco bombing in Tel-Aviv which killed 21 people, mostly high school students, Thomas authored a June 6, 2001 article in the Jewish World Review which expressed support for expelling Palestinians from Israel to surrounding Arab countries. Hebrew Arabic تَلْ أَبِيبْ يَافَا Name Meaning Spring Hill Founded in 1909 Government City District Tel Aviv Population 384,600[1] Metropolitan Area: 3. ... is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... The term Palestinian has other usages, for which see definitions of Palestinian. ... An Arab (Arabic: ) is a member of a complexly defined ethnic group who identifies as such on the basis of one or more of either genealogical, political, or linguistic grounds. ...

Israel should declare its intention to transfer large numbers of its Palestinian residents to Arab nations. This sounds radical until one considers that is precisely what Kuwait and Saudi Arabia have done. After the Palestinians assisted Saddam Hussein in Iraq's invasion of Kuwait during the Gulf War (which Arafat cheered while calling on Hussein to shell Israel), Kuwait forcibly evicted and transferred to Jordan about 300,000 Palestinians, labeling them as traitors and a fifth column. Saudi Arabia also recognized Arafat's betrayal of their Kuwaiti hosts by transferring about 350,000 Palestinians to Jordan.[1] Saddam Hussein Abd al-Majid al-Tikriti (28 April 1937 – 30 December 2006) was the fifth President of Iraq and Chairman of the Iraqi Revolutionary Command Council from 1979 until his overthrow by US forces in 2003. ... Jarred rocks!Yoa sucks!Iverson rocks! == Headline text == For other uses, see Iraq war (disambiguation). ... Not to be confused with Yasir Arafat (cricketer). ...

Cal Thomas, A coalition of terror, 2001

In 2004, Cal Thomas was the target of a Google bomb attack, where the phrase "ignorant arsehole" [1] was linked to his website. This Googlebomb was triggered by a segment on his After Hours show regarding the Netherlands' policy on euthanasia. It soon became an attack on the Netherlands' drug policy, prostitution, and the nation's immigration policy. In a follow-up, Thomas rejoined "Thanks to our Dutch viewers for watching and for caring enough to write. Keep watching. Maybe you'll see some things you do like." A Google bomb (also referred to as a link bomb) is Internet slang for a certain kind of attempt to influence the ranking of a given page in results returned by the Google search engine, often with humorous or political intentions. ... Euthanasia (from Ancient Greek: ευθανασία, good death) is the practice of ending the life of a terminally ill person in a painless or minimally painful way, for the purpose of limiting suffering. ... The drug policy of the Netherlands is based on 2 principles: Drug use is a public health issue, not a criminal matter A distinction between hard drugs and soft drugs exists It is a pragmatic policy. ... Prostitution in the Netherlands is legal and common. ...


In August 2006, Thomas remarked that the Oliver Stone film World Trade Center was "One of the greatest pro-American, pro-family, pro-faith, pro-male, flag-waving, 'God Bless America' films you will ever see." William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946), known simply as Oliver Stone, is a three-time Academy Award-winning American film director and screenwriter. ... World Trade Center is a dramatic film based on the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center towers of New York City(NY), USA, released by Paramount Pictures on August 9, 2006. ... God Bless America is an American patriotic song originally written by Irving Berlin in 1918 and revised by him in 1938. ...


In 2006 referring to TV news sources other than Fox News, Thomas said "All of them are trying to copy Fox News now to be honest. Many of them are doing tabloid, more big-lipped blondes and all this kind of stuff. There's only so much of that trailer trash pie to go around."[2] Trailer trash (or trailer park trash) is a derogatory North American English term for people who live in trailers or mobile homes, especially in trailer parks. ...


Bibliography

  • 2001, The Wit & Wisdom of Cal Thomas (ISBN 1-58660-299-3)
  • 1999, Blinded by Might (ISBN 0-310-22650-3)
  • 1994, The Things That Matter Most (ISBN 0-06-017083-2)
  • 1988, The Death of Ethics in America (ISBN 0-8499-0638-5)

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External links

Townhall. ... The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... NNDB, ostensibly standing for Notable Names Database, produced by Soylent Communications, is an online database of biographical details of notable people. ...

Notes

  1. ^ Thomas, Cal (June 6, 2001). A coalition of terror (HTML) (English). Jewish World Review. Retrieved on October 3, 2006.
  2. ^ "Trailer trash" quote (includes video clip). Crooksandliars.com. Accessed June 25, 2006.

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