Thursday, January 26, 2006
Helen Thomas is in a snit. Snubbed (and not for the first time) by the president in his post-Palestinian election press conference this morning, HT could only fume as GWB called on all the reporters flanking her on the front row while pointedly refusing to give her the floor to ask a question. Since the JFK administration, every president has deferred to Ms. Thomas by holding to the tradition of allowing her the first question at each press conference. I may not approve of everything Bush does, but I give him two thumbs up on this one. WAY up.
From Wikipedia: In July 2005 Thomas was quoted in the newspaper The Hill saying "The day I say Dick Cheney is going to run for president, I'll kill myself. All we need is one more liar." Thomas added, "I think he'd like to run, but it would be a sad day for the country if he does." Several days later, Thomas expressed outrage at The Hill for publishing her comments.
What I wonder is why does she think she should get a public forum to hold the commander-in-chief accountable when she feels she shouldn't be held accountable for her own political bias? In case you are wondering, stories like this don't surprise but instead merely confirm the suspicions most Americans have about the media. There was a time when straightforward reporting didn't involve seditious statements and a wildly anti-American slant. It's the Helen Thomases of the world who have made Fox News Network a necessary evil. Get over it already, bitches.
Oh, and one more thing about the press conferences - it's really RILLY annoying when reporters repeat the same questions. I'm just saying