Tuesday, February 20, 2007

I'm pissed... again.

There were rumblings about this last week, when Faux Freaks in the AM took a poll as to whether or not they should get a seat in the front for the gaggle and kick Helen out. I figured they were full of s**t.

Guess not.


Helen Thomas Moving Back After 46 Years Down Front

By: Mike Allen
February 20, 2007 04:47 PM EST

Every theater-style seat in the White House briefing room, now closed for renovation, had a brass plaque inscribed with the name of a news organization. Only one, in the middle of the front row, had a name: “HELEN THOMAS,” it said.

The press corps is scheduled to move from temporary facilities back into the spiffed-up, rewired briefing room in May or June. Thomas, who has been questioning presidents and press secretaries for 46 years, plans to be there. But her front-row seat won’t be. Plans call for her to be moved to the second row to make room for a cable news channel – a sign of Washington’s changing pecking order, and of the new ways that Americans get their news.


You mean giving credence to LIARS AND FABRICATORS, not tough minded JOURNALISTS who believe in the TRUTH? I'm having vapors, I'm so F**KING PISSED.


I pointed out that there is a school of thought that questions are worth asking even if the president won’t answer them. “At least the public’ll know you’re doing your job,” she said. “Questions should be out there, because the American people have seen us become so compliant and complicit. You were there for the run-up to the war. Where were the questions? Who asked why, what, what do you mean? We drop bombs and we accuse the enemy of meddling? We attack a country that did nothing on us? We dropped bombs on innocent people and started this war. You were there. Nobody said why.” When she paused and I filled the silence with “fascinating,” she continued: “It isn’t fascinating. It’s rid– it’s, it’s sad.”

Good thing Helen has more grace than I, 'cause I'd be firebombing Faux headquarters as we speak.


At 9:01 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

I know. I really can't take much more of this shit, and if Faux gets the seat, I just don't know.

Read the article (horrible horrible writer Mike Allen) for the gracious way Helen takes it.

At 9:30 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Helen has more class in her little finger than...fill in the rest.

It's the height of disrespect and a sad comment on the state of journalism and its politicization to move her. She has earned her spot. Seniority alone would do it, but with her, it's so, so much more.

ME: My blood pressure's up there with yours.

At 10:07 PM, Blogger John Good said...

She can NOT be silenced this easily, right?

At 10:17 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

She won't be silenced. But she will have to wait longer to be heard.

At 2:05 AM, Blogger dave said...

Whichever "cable news outlet" gets that seat should, every day, cede it to Helen Thomas.

That, of course, would require the scared little cocksuckers pretending to be journalists to show some BALLS - something only Ms. Thomas has.

At 9:15 AM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...


I agree, the other journalists should offer the seat to Helen, just out of professional courtesy. Oh yeah...Fox News people aren't professionals...


Post a Comment

<< Home