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Helen Thomas Wants To Be Cloned
Media Research Center ^ | March 14, 2006 | L. Brent Bozell III

Posted on 03/14/2006 1:58:44 PM PST by PJ-Comix

Will former White House reporter Helen Thomas ever go away? She’s now written up a jeremiad perpetuating the myth that our media are mere whimpering lapdogs of Bush, tinny arfs all around. She hones in on that old, diseased chestnut that the liberal media went all soft in the “rush to war” in Iraq.

Helen’s harangue appeared in the appropriate platform: The Nation magazine, which advertises on its website the slogan, “If you think it’s time to impeach Bush, then it’s time for you to subscribe to The Nation.”

In a preview of her forthcoming book on the “waning Washington press corps,” Thomas begins the presentation of her evidence for the “naive complicity” of the press with the March 6, 2003 press conference. She howled that one reporter asked Bush if he prayed about going to war. This was April Ryan of Urban Radio Networks -- who also mentioned that the liberal Congressional Black Caucus was urging more diplomacy instead of war. But was this supposed sycophant – who, like it or not, does not work for a “major media” outlet – truly representative of this press conference?

No. Helen is just not being factual here, and the record proves it. There was quite sharp questioning that night, live in prime time. Indeed, reporters often sounded like they were reading cue cards composed by Howard Dean. CNN's John King cited Sen. Ted Kennedy’s belief that "your fixation with Saddam Hussein is making the world a more dangerous place." Ed Chen of the Los Angeles Times demanded to know that if Bush "trusted the people" with their tax cuts, why not trust them enough to give them an estimate of the war costs? David Gregory of NBC asked if the war could be considered a success if Saddam Hussein escaped capture.

If Thomas studied that press conference, she knew all this. And she knows there’s even more. She should know. She was there. The Bush people put her in the back row, and refused to call on her.

But the pounding continued. Terry Moran of ABC pompously lectured the president that he had generated opposition from many countries, opened a rift at NATO and the United Nations, and spurred millions into anti-war protests spanning the globe. He then asked, "May I ask what went wrong that so many governments and peoples around the world now not only disagree with you very strongly, but see the U.S. under your leadership as an arrogant power?" Afterward, Moran continued flashing his trademark arrogance, suggesting to one liberal newspaper that the rest of his colleagues were “zombies.”

Then there was Ron Hutcheson of Knight-Ridder Newspapers, now the head of the White House Correspondents Association, who asked this prescient media inquiry to Bush: “As you know, not everyone shares your optimistic vision of how this might play out. Do you ever worry, maybe in the wee, small hours, that you might be wrong and they might be right in thinking that this could lead to more terrorism, more anti-American sentiment, more instability in the Middle East?”

Can Helen Thomas really say these questions show “naive complicity”? Or is this just a political campaign, “working the refs,” as former GOP chairman Rich Bond once clumsily put it? Helen does not say these White House reporters are Bush voters or conservatives, just that they’re “gullible.” She’s urging liberal journalists to get less “naive” and more hostile to Bush than they already are now. Helen longs for the good old days of Watergate and Nixon impeachment talk, when the briefing room was a “lion’s den.”

She writes that the “old pros” like Sam Donaldson used to back her up, but the young whippersnappers dominating the briefing room today (probably defined as reporters under 60) lack “historical perspective on government deception and folly.” In short, Helen Thomas wants working reporters to behave exactly like her. God help us if journalists follow that advice.

Helen concludes it’s “past time for reporters to forget the party line, ask the tough questions, and let the chips fall where they may.” But Helen very much has a party line. She has called Bush “the worst president in all of American history.” By contrast, Bill Clinton “built up a great prosperity” and “had great ideals,” and she didn’t complain about “government deception” and write a book about the “waning press” and how it needs to come out of a “coma” when her hero was president. You can read her party line, right there in The Nation magazine.


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I figured you would find that title SCARY.
1 posted on 03/14/2006 1:58:47 PM PST by PJ-Comix
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To: PJ-Comix

This will be a good thread.


2 posted on 03/14/2006 1:59:43 PM PST by day10 (Whenever you come near the human race, there's layers and layers of nonsense.)
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To: PJ-Comix

That's not even something to joke about.


3 posted on 03/14/2006 1:59:52 PM PST by mainepatsfan
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To: PJ-Comix
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!
4 posted on 03/14/2006 1:59:52 PM PST by r-q-tek86 (You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely)
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To: r-q-tek86

Now, we're dooomed.


5 posted on 03/14/2006 2:00:26 PM PST by farlander (Strategery - sure beats liberalism!)
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To: PJ-Comix

This thread has just taken on a very omnious tone.

If anyone needs me, I'll be down in the bomb shelter.


6 posted on 03/14/2006 2:00:37 PM PST by Sax
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Please let this be another hoax...Sick
7 posted on 03/14/2006 2:01:29 PM PST by EX52D (They say that anger is just love disappointed...)
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To: PJ-Comix

No thanks. We're full up with Ugly on this earth as it is.


8 posted on 03/14/2006 2:01:31 PM PST by Constitution Day (Anger is an energy)
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To: PJ-Comix

Helen Thomas has ALREADY been cloned. The clone is known as Hillary Rodham Clinton.


9 posted on 03/14/2006 2:01:36 PM PST by TommyDale
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To: PJ-Comix

I thought she already was...?

10 posted on 03/14/2006 2:02:27 PM PST by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: EX52D

No hoax. This is a legit thread title which I merely copied and posted.


11 posted on 03/14/2006 2:03:27 PM PST by PJ-Comix ((Join the DUmmie FUnnies PING List for the FUNNIEST Blog on the Web)
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No pictures, please, please, please.


12 posted on 03/14/2006 2:03:47 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Self appointed RNC Press Secretary for Smarmy Sound Bites.)
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Sure, clone her, but raise the resulting child as a Republican. That's the best revenge.


13 posted on 03/14/2006 2:03:49 PM PST by vollmond (Careful with that axe, Eugene!)
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To: PJ-Comix
I think I just threw up in my mouth a little.


14 posted on 03/14/2006 2:03:54 PM PST by skikvt (7th Infantry Division, Buffaloes)
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To: PJ-Comix; All

PLEASE, NO PICS! ANY PICS OF THAT BATTLEAXE AND I'M HITTING THE ABUSE BUTTON!


15 posted on 03/14/2006 2:04:36 PM PST by Extremely Extreme Extremist (None genuine without my signature)
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To: PJ-Comix

All I would need is this title to turn me against cloning.


16 posted on 03/14/2006 2:04:46 PM PST by imskylark
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To: EX52D
Please let this be another hoax...

Can't we have Helen die in a paraglider accident and Will cloned?

17 posted on 03/14/2006 2:04:47 PM PST by r-q-tek86 (You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely)
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To: PJ-Comix

Gag me!


18 posted on 03/14/2006 2:05:16 PM PST by Sunshine Sister
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To: PJ-Comix; Dashing Dasher

Dash... maybe it's time to break out the pictures of Helen in her Pitts


19 posted on 03/14/2006 2:05:53 PM PST by r-q-tek86 (You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely)
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To: skikvt


ARRRGH!!


20 posted on 03/14/2006 2:05:58 PM PST by jazusamo (:Gregory was riled while Hume smiled:)
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To: skikvt
Did you know there is an antidote for cialis?
21 posted on 03/14/2006 2:05:58 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Self appointed RNC Press Secretary for Smarmy Sound Bites.)
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To: skikvt

I hate you.


22 posted on 03/14/2006 2:06:03 PM PST by Constitution Day (Anger is an energy)
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To: r-q-tek86

That would have to be one heck of a paraglider...


23 posted on 03/14/2006 2:06:10 PM PST by EX52D (They say that anger is just love disappointed...)
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To: skikvt

A steady, unending supply of 72 virgins.

This might stop the war if word gets out.


24 posted on 03/14/2006 2:07:00 PM PST by 76834 (There's nothing wrong with sobriety in moderation.)
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To: skikvt
Vomit
25 posted on 03/14/2006 2:07:08 PM PST by EX52D (They say that anger is just love disappointed...)
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To: EX52D
That would have to be one heck of a paraglider...

Come to think of it... it would be hard to fly with only a left wing...

26 posted on 03/14/2006 2:07:15 PM PST by r-q-tek86 (You are only young once, but you can stay immature indefinitely)
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To: r-q-tek86

LOL...very good! :)


27 posted on 03/14/2006 2:08:03 PM PST by EX52D (They say that anger is just love disappointed...)
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To: PJ-Comix

How about cross-cloaning. Little of Ann Coulter..say 34%, then some Helen of Troy 33%(at least the one in the mini-series), then Gisele Bundchen 33% and ther you have it a new Helen Thomas.


28 posted on 03/14/2006 2:08:17 PM PST by GoforBroke
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Helen Thomas Wants To Be Cloned

Somebody tried that, but accidentally dropped the Petri dish and lost the genetic sample.

The experimenter was then arrested for making an obscene clone fall.

29 posted on 03/14/2006 2:08:33 PM PST by steve-b (A desire not to butt into other people's business is eighty percent of all human wisdom)
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To: PJ-Comix
The Unknown Comic needs to hire her as the new spokesmodel for his new His & Hers fashion line. Double XL bags, please.

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30 posted on 03/14/2006 2:08:58 PM PST by Sax
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To: PJ-Comix

I thought she already was a clone experiment gone bad.


31 posted on 03/14/2006 2:09:28 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway~~John Wayne)
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To: PJ-Comix
I figured you would find that title SCARY.

Shiver.... You were right.

32 posted on 03/14/2006 2:10:07 PM PST by Kaylee Frye
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To: steve-b

Ha! Excellent!


33 posted on 03/14/2006 2:10:33 PM PST by Sax
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Did you know there is an antidote for cialis?

Yes...helthomas. Guaranteed to send it down and keep it there. Subterraneal.

34 posted on 03/14/2006 2:11:20 PM PST by Christian4Bush (I'd much rather hunt with Dick Cheney than ride with Ted Kennedy.)
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To: skikvt

That is soooooooooooooo not right!


35 posted on 03/14/2006 2:11:25 PM PST by ibheath (Born again and grateful to God.)
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I thought she already was a clone experiment gone bad.

100% correct! Here are the results of that experiment:


36 posted on 03/14/2006 2:12:58 PM PST by Night Hides Not (Closing in on 3000 posts, of which maybe 50 were worthwhile!)
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To: PJ-Comix
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37 posted on 03/14/2006 2:14:02 PM PST by maggief (and the dessert cart rolls on ...)
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To: skikvt
You BASTARD!!!!!

:)

38 posted on 03/14/2006 2:14:37 PM PST by lormand (...the wrong person came out of the water that fateful night in Chappaquiddick)
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Former White House reporter Helen Thomas.

...Now there's one less hostile and ugly face the President has to look at during a press conference...but there's still that jackwit David Gregory to deal with.
39 posted on 03/14/2006 2:14:54 PM PST by T Lady (The Mainstream Media: Public Enemy #1)
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To: skikvt

You are a sick sick man for posting those pics!

I'm gonna tell on you!


40 posted on 03/14/2006 2:20:05 PM PST by MplsSteve
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To: PJ-Comix

41 posted on 03/14/2006 2:20:17 PM PST by msnimje (SAMMY for SANDY --- THAT IS WHAT I CALL A GOOD TRADE!!!)
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To: maggief

No you didn't:)


42 posted on 03/14/2006 2:20:17 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (Self appointed RNC Press Secretary for Smarmy Sound Bites.)
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To: skikvt


Here is one of Helen Thomas' baby pictures.
43 posted on 03/14/2006 2:21:27 PM PST by ARCADIA (Abuse of power comes as no surprise)
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To: skikvt

A sure cure for concupiscence! Post pix of her and you'll become celibate!


44 posted on 03/14/2006 2:25:16 PM PST by BooksForTheRight.com (what have you done today to fight terrorism/leftism (same thing!))
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45 posted on 03/14/2006 2:25:37 PM PST by Always Learning
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To: PJ-Comix

We thought you said clowns!

46 posted on 03/14/2006 2:25:46 PM PST by FreedomFarmer (Push Me, Shove You - Oh, Yeah? Says Who? Push Me, Shove You -Oh, Yeah? Says Who?)
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47 posted on 03/14/2006 2:25:51 PM PST by pookie18 ([Hillary Rotten] Clinton Happens...as does Dr. Demento Dean, Bela Pelosi & Benedick Durbin!!)
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To: PJ-Comix

Croned? Is that a verb?


48 posted on 03/14/2006 2:26:00 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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49 posted on 03/14/2006 2:26:06 PM PST by maggief (and the dessert cart rolls on ...)
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50 posted on 03/14/2006 2:27:42 PM PST by reagan_fanatic (Darwinism is a belief in the meaninglessness of existence - R. Kirk)
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