The contentious video of Thomas was recorded and published by RabbiLive.com’s David Nesenoff, who is now the publisher of a Jewish weekly in New York.
“I kind of switched places with her,” said Nesenoff. “I got a front-row seat, and I got to witness how the media reacts to international stories — mine being one of them — and to get to really become a journalist out there in the world.”
Writing since January for the weekly Falls Church (Va.) News-Press, Thomas has applied for White House press credentials but expects they will be denied. She says, “I do miss the White House, I must say. … But I’m getting along.”
Her current editor, who has known Thomas for at least 20 years, tells Politico, “She’s been terrific working for me … She’s got a great sense of humor and is right on time with her column each week.”
In a statement announcing her position with his paper, owner and editor Nicholas Benton wrote that Thomas’ comments were “intemperate and inappropriate.” However, “She more than deserves, and I am honored to help provide her, the proverbial ‘second chance.’ “