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Don the Radio Guy

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http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/20/us/helen-thomas-obit/


(CNN) -- Longtime White House journalist Helen Thomas has died at age 92 after a long illness, sources told CNN Saturday.
Thomas covered 10 presidents over nearly half a century, and became a legend in the industry.
She was a fixture at White House news conferences -- sitting front and center late in her career -- where she frequently exasperated government spokesmen with her pointed questions.
Legendary journalist Helen Thomas dies
Thomas began covering the White House for United Press International when John F. Kennedy became president in 1961 and was a fixture there until her retirement in 2010.
She was a trailblazer and the considered the dean of the White House press corps because she was the longest-serving White House journalist.
Her career, however, came to an end under a cloud of controversy.
Thomas, then working for the media conglomerate Hearst as a syndicated columnist, was blasted for comments she made regarding Jewish people.
In 2010, a YouTube video surfaced showing her saying that Israel should "get the hell out of Palestine," and that the Jewish people should go home to "Poland, Germany ... and America and everywhere else."
Thomas apologized for her remarks, writing, "They do not reflect my heartfelt belief that peace will come to the Middle East only when all parties recognize the need for mutual respect and tolerance. May that day come soon."
She announced her retirement one week later.
In 2012, Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi presented Thomas with an award.
Helen Thomas: Fast Facts
Thomas, the daughter of Lebanese immigrants, was born in Winchester, Kentucky, on August 4, 1920. She was one of nine children. Thomas was raised in Detroit, Michigan, where she attended Wayne State University and graduated with a bachelor's degree in 1942.
In October 1971, Thomas married Douglas Cornell; he died in 1982.
She wrote three books: "Front Row at the White House: My Life and Times" (1999); "Thanks for the Memories Mr. President: Wit and Wisdom from the Front Row at the White House" (2002); and "Watchdogs of Democracy? The Waning Washington Press Corps and How it Has Failed the Public" (2006).
In describing her job, Thomas once said, "I've never covered the president in any way other than that he is ultimately responsible."
Along the way, she broke some barriers by becoming the first female president of the prestigious White House Correspondents' Association and Washington's Gridiron Club.
"I hope there are many women following me right in this same spot," she said. Well into her 80s, she was a mentor to many young journalists.
Thomas left UPI in May 2000, when the wire service was sold to a company controlled by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon, the Korean founder and leader of the worldwide Unification Church.
Two months later, Hearst News Service hired her as a syndicated columnist, and she returned to the White House for fodder for her columns.
Journalists remember Helen Thomas
Colleagues remember her as a genuinely fearless woman who asked the toughest questions of presidents, no matter their party.
In January 2009, as President George Bush was preparing to leave office, Thomas aimed her editorial guns at him and his administration.
Among her criticisms: that before the September 11, 2001, terror attacks, administration officials ignored "significant early warnings of an imminent strike against the U.S."
In a January 2009 commentary, she slammed Bush for what she considered his failings, including leading the country "into a senseless war against Iraq, a calamity still under way as he leaves office almost six years after the invasion."
She considered him "the worst president ever."
Thomas embraced the freedoms of a columnist with vigor.
"I censored myself for 50 years when I was a reporter," Thomas told an audience at the Massachusetts of Technology (MIT) in late 2002. "Now I wake up and ask myself, 'Who do I hate today?'"
One afternoon in October 2009, she targeted President Barack Obama's spokesman, Robert Gibbs, during the daily briefing.
Health care reform was being debated at the time, and Thomas asked Gibbs every day whether a public option would be part of the package.
In the back-and-forth that ensued, Thomas said that she already had reached a conclusion but could not get a straight answer from the presidential spokesman.
"Then why do you keep asking me?" Gibbs inquired.
"Because I want your conscience to bother you," Thomas replied.
The room broke into laughter as Gibbs turned red.
Since I try not to speak ill of the dead, no comment.
 

Myhairygrundle

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I guess God needed a good reporter in the Heaven press room.


Or he just needed a bitter old anti Semite cunt box eater.

Yea, the second one.

Good riddance old bag.
 

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How much does it suck just to wake up when you're in your 90s? At least she won't have to do that anymore.
 

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I liked Helen Thomas.

She's writing articles in Valhalla now.
 

Lord Zero

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When your entire life is dedicated to destroying Israel, you tend to be pretty motivated.
I never said that she didn't man up, grit her fangs, and claw her way out of bed every day; I just said that being 90+ had to feel like shit. I wonder how many times her first waking thought was "fuck".
 

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I wonder who Hudson blames about this.
 

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Damn, we lost a good one.
How much does it suck just to wake up when you're in your 90s? At least she won't have to do that anymore.
With all the drugs the' re on? Are you kidding me? ...
Sure you have some lucid ones...that are either miserable as fuck to deal with or probably the coolest people ever....had a 92 year old woman ask me during a transport to borrow my cell phone...said she wanted to text her granddaughter. I thought ..I gotta see this...gave my phone to her. She texted back and forth with her granddaughter for a full 20 min...coulda knocked me over with a feather.
 

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Damn, we lost a good one.
With all the drugs the' re on? Are you kidding me? ...
Sure you have some lucid ones...that are either miserable as fuck to deal with or probably the coolest people ever....had a 92 year old woman ask me during a transport to borrow my cell phone...said she wanted to text her granddaughter. I thought ..I gotta see this...gave my phone to her. She texted back and forth with her granddaughter for a full 20 min...coulda knocked me over with a feather.
Were you shocked that she could type?

The only thing I would be surprised about is that she remembered her granddaughter's phone number from memory.
 

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Die you fuckin bitch, uhh nevermind.
guess god needed another bitter cunt to criticize everything he has done
 

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Were you shocked that she could type?

The only thing I would be surprised about is that she remembered her granddaughter's phone number from memory.
Ugh, here comes Hog's Big Ben with another of his pontifications....
The Penis is evil! The Penis shoots Seeds, and makes new Life to poison the Earth with a plague of men, as once it was. But the Gun shoots Death and purifies the Earth of the filth of Brutals. Go forth, and kill! Hog's Big Ben has spoken.
I was shocked that she asked if she could use my cellphone and was at home using it, more shocked that she knew what texting was and had embraced the technology in a nursing home.
 

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I was shocked that she asked if she could use my cellphone and was at home using it, more shocked that she knew what texting was and had embraced the technology in a nursing home.
What "technology"? She was typing, not playing Infinity Blade, you low expectation having motherfucker.
 

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Well she's right. you can't just take over other people land and make it a country for a bunch of refugees. Why weren't these people just sent back to their home countries after the war. It's not like the Jewish people aren't strong and resourceful enough to rebuild and move on.
 

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Well she's right. you can't just take over other people land and make it a country for a bunch of refugees. Why weren't these people just sent back to their home countries after the war. It's not like the Jewish people aren't strong and resourceful enough to rebuild and move on.
Hey look, its "that guy".
 

Georgie

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The creation of Israel is no different then your city taking over your backyard to put up a homeless shelter.
 

Georgie

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Hey look, its "that guy".
Yeah me and the rest of the world. America seems to be on of the few places were people seem to think it's ok to take other peoples land because HOLOCAUST! If you used reasoning instead of emotion to base your opinions you would probably come to the same conclusion as the REST OF THE WORLD.


Oh and in regards to the turban comment. Yeah I'm not surprised you don't have a proper rebuttal. most people don't when they actually think about what happened.
 

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Even the worms want nothing to do with her.

EDIT: I am not going to engage "that guy" so don't get your hopes up.
 

Don the Radio Guy

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Yeah me and the rest of the world. America seems to be on of the few places were people seem to think it's ok to take other peoples land because HOLOCAUST! If you used reasoning instead of emotion to base your opinions you would probably come to the same conclusion as the REST OF THE WORLD.

I think you missed the part where the REST OF THE WORLD helped create Israel. Fuck off, anti-Semite.
 

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Yeah me and the rest of the world. America seems to be on of the few places were people seem to think it's ok to take other peoples land because HOLOCAUST! If you used reasoning instead of emotion to base your opinions you would probably come to the same conclusion as the REST OF THE WORLD.


Oh and in regards to the turban comment. Yeah I'm not surprised you don't have a proper rebuttal. most people don't when they actually think about what happened.
Wait a second, I thought this was a joke account? Are you really mills in disguise?