Sunday, May 3, 2009

The So-Called Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas has been working as a journalist in Washington D.C. since the Roosevelt administration- and the White House since JFK. She has a really *extraordinarily* high opinion of herself- even in a profession full of egomaniacs- and people who really, really, *really* hate George W. Bush worship her, since she specializes in "Have you stopped beating your wife" questions.

In President Obama's 1st press conference she asked, "What countries in the Middle East have nuclear weapons"- like *any* US President is going to answer that- and asked if Pakistan as giving sanctuary to the "so-called terrorists." Why is it that Danny Aykroyd is never around when you need him?

"*So-called* terrorists?" That's no one should *ever* take her seriously. After that episode, Bill O'Reilly commented that Ms. Thomas had sounded like the Wicked Witch of the East (she's in D.C., so she'd have to be the Wicked Witch of the *East*) and that if the President had thrown a bucket of water on her, she would have melted. Shortly thereafter, some of the Usual Suspects got on O'Reilly's case for being sexist and ageist.

Uh-huh. I think Helen Thomas' fans getting outraged about somebody taking a verbal shot at her is *exactly* as absurd as Mike Tyson's fans boo-hoo-hooing about somebody punching Mike in the nose. For anyone reading this with a case of Bush Derangement Syndrome- (especially anyone who calls #43 a fascist) in a country without freedom of the press, exactly how long would Helen Thomas stay out of the gulag?

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