Veteran reporter, Helen Thomas, retires over Israel remarks

Veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas listens as Press Secretary Robert Gibbs briefs reporters at the White House in Washington, Monday, May 17, 2010. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

June 7, 2010 12:55:44 PM PDT
Longtime Washington journalist Helen Thomas abruptly retired Monday as a columnist for Hearst News Service following remarks she made about Israel that were denounced by the White House and her press corps colleagues.