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Helen Thomas: 'Reagan Diaries' Make For Must-Read Fare
TheBostonChannel.com ^ | 14 Jun 07 | The one and only Helen Thomas

Posted on 06/25/2007 12:48:45 PM PDT by seanmerc

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It almost aounds as though Helen actually misses Ronaldus Magnus.


1 posted on 06/25/2007 12:48:47 PM PDT by seanmerc
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“As a reporter having covered him for eight years in the White House, I am sure the press could have done a better job if we had known the real Ronald Reagan.”

Yea sure, Helen.


2 posted on 06/25/2007 12:52:53 PM PDT by keepitreal
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To: seanmerc

dont tease me helen you sexy wench!


3 posted on 06/25/2007 12:54:37 PM PDT by ulm1 (target RINOs for defeat Mcain,Martinez,Snowe,Collins,Lott,Hagel,Voinovich,Smith,Specter,Gram)
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To: seanmerc
History will not be so kind to this ol’ bitter bitty. The
book has been out for weeks — what took her so long? Perhaps she has been digesting some of her old opinions
about the Great One.
4 posted on 06/25/2007 12:55:04 PM PDT by seenenuf (Progressives are a threat to my children!)
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To: seanmerc

Reagan was the LAST impressive Republican President. The others are something to be ashamed of for one reason or another ... Bush Sr. opening the door for abortion and this “big tent” crap. GWB ... immigration and destroying our country with ILLEGALS ... .


5 posted on 06/25/2007 12:55:22 PM PDT by nmh (Intelligent people recognize Intelligent Design (God) .)
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To: seanmerc
NOW I get it - HT is the Reagan Years version of Maureen Dowd!

She secretly had a crush on RR!

6 posted on 06/25/2007 12:57:54 PM PDT by ikka
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To: seanmerc
As a reporter having covered him for eight years in the White House, I am sure the press could have done a better job if we had known the real Ronald Reagan.

LOL, Helen, Helen, Helen. You were too busy hating everything about Reagan, lying about him and trying to destroy him. You had no time to really get to know the real Ronald Reagan, and I doubt you really care. But nice work at trying to revise history by pretending you gave a damn.

7 posted on 06/25/2007 1:01:02 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: seanmerc
Are you sure this is from Helen 'Medusa' Thomas? Where's all the bitter hatred, the putrid bile spewing from her lobster-like piehole everytime a Republican is mentioned?


8 posted on 06/25/2007 1:01:45 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (..and the horse you rode in on!)
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To: seanmerc

I’m about 300 pages in and am enjoying the Diaries very much.

Helen neglects noting that RR was on the money with his comments about the press and anti-American actions by people such as Chris Dodd.


9 posted on 06/25/2007 1:03:30 PM PDT by Loyal Buckeye
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To: reagan_fanatic

Honestly, I truly laughed out loud when I saw this one!

Very good.


10 posted on 06/25/2007 1:05:58 PM PDT by dellbabe68
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Patti, who Reagan said had a "yo-yo relationship" with the family, whatever that means.

Oh, I dunno... "Up and down," maybe? What's not to understand? More evidence that the old witch is utterly clueless.

11 posted on 06/25/2007 1:05:59 PM PDT by newgeezer (Just my opinion, of course. Your mileage may vary.)
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To: Always Right

So another Lieberal has figured out the Ronald Reagan was a genius. Maybe in another 10 years, they will figure out he was also the best president produced in at least the last century.


12 posted on 06/25/2007 1:08:02 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Are there any men left in Washington? Or are there only cowards? Ahmad Shah Massoud)
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To: seanmerc
“As a reporter having covered him for eight years in the White House, I am sure the press could have done a better job if we had known the real Ronald Reagan.”

Any praise she or any other Democrat media shill offers to Reagan now is intended solely as a criticism of Bush by comparison.

13 posted on 06/25/2007 1:08:41 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("Wise men don't need to debate; men who need to debate are not wise." -- Tao Te Ching)
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To: seanmerc
I am sure the press could have done a better job if we had known the real Ronald Reagan.

Like the song goes:
'You don't know what you got, til it's gone'
14 posted on 06/25/2007 1:12:07 PM PDT by HEY4QDEMS (Sarchasm: The gulf between the author of sarcastic wit and the person who doesn't get it.)
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To: seanmerc
Helen Thomas in the July 1993 Good Housekeeping:

"All of us who covered the Reagan's agreed that President Reagan was personable and charming. But I'm not so certain he was nice. It's hard for me to think of anyone as nice when I hear him say ‘The homeless are homeless because they want to be homeless.' To my mind, a President should care about all people, and he didn't, which is why I will always feel Reagan lacked soul."

15 posted on 06/25/2007 1:12:35 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: nmh
Reagan was one of our best Presidents. Bush 41 did some good things, like how he handled the fall of the SU and the reunification of Germany. Of course, his agreement with RATS to raise taxes was a bad idea, just like Bush 43’s idea about immigration reform.
Reagan had a vision and persevered to act on that vision. FDR was the last President with that, but he was a socialist. I fear that our next President will be a step down, even from Bush 43. It may be back to the future with Hillary?
16 posted on 06/25/2007 1:13:42 PM PDT by GeorgefromGeorgia
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To: ikka

When you look at Helen Thomas, just think “Mo Dowd in 30 years”


17 posted on 06/25/2007 1:14:53 PM PDT by bigbob (2)
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To: seanmerc

As Doris Day knew (and apparently Helen Thomas) - just coat that camera lens with gobs of vaseline and ANYONE can look good.


18 posted on 06/25/2007 1:15:19 PM PDT by Tokra (I think I'll retire to Bedlam.)
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To: seanmerc

I got this book for father’s day from my kids. I haven’t had much time to get into it (only about half way through 1981), but so far it is a fantastic book and definately worth reading.


19 posted on 06/25/2007 1:17:37 PM PDT by CougarGA7 (I really don't know what I want to put here.)
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To: Mr. Jeeves
Any praise she or any other Democrat media shill offers to Reagan now is intended solely as a criticism of Bush by comparison.

I think you nailed it.

20 posted on 06/25/2007 1:19:06 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: seanmerc
As a reporter having covered him for eight years in the White House, I am sure the press could have done a better job if we had known the real Ronald Reagan.

Now that's a real knee slapper!

What didnt the press know? That RR hated communism? That he loved Nancy? That he was a tax cutter? That he was a man of God and for a strong national defense?

It was for these, and many more reasons, why they hated him so much.

21 posted on 06/25/2007 1:19:38 PM PDT by capydick (What if the Hokey Pokey IS what it's all about?)
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To: nmh
Reagan was the LAST impressive Republican President.

There you go. Fixed.

22 posted on 06/25/2007 1:20:33 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: newgeezer

Give her a break. The word “yo-yo” wasn’t well known until it’s entry into American-Filipino Dictionaries in the 1860’s, so Madam Thomas would never have heard the toy referred to as such. Maybe her children had a few “yo-yos”, but she probably played with them as “bangalores” or “quizzes”.


23 posted on 06/25/2007 1:22:16 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

That’s “bandalore” not “bangalore” you idiot.


24 posted on 06/25/2007 1:23:39 PM PDT by Anitius Severinus Boethius
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To: bigbob

I don’t think it’ll take that long for MoDo.


25 posted on 06/25/2007 1:23:46 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: Tokra

I don’t think it worked in HT’s case...


26 posted on 06/25/2007 1:24:33 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc

I reading Reagan diaries

I read part when Ronnie miss Nancy he seem pouting ROFL

OMG are you telling me all these years Helen has secret crush on Ronnie

OH LORDY ROFL


27 posted on 06/25/2007 1:25:15 PM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: seanmerc

Did you really need to post that picture?


28 posted on 06/25/2007 1:27:25 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: The_Media_never_lie

You know you love it! :-)


29 posted on 06/25/2007 1:29:07 PM PDT by seanmerc
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To: seanmerc
I think she needs juuuust a hair more soft focus filter on that lens...


30 posted on 06/25/2007 1:29:48 PM PDT by Atlas Sneezed ("We do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts; I support them, I won't chip away at them" -Mitt Romney)
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I am sure the press could have done a better job if we had known the real Ronald Reagan.

Scum-sucking harridan. If you'd been better at your jobs, you would have known the real Ronald Reagan. FOAD, diseased hag.

31 posted on 06/25/2007 1:29:50 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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Unlike President Richard M. Nixon, he did not have an "enemies list" of members of the press

So what do you day Helen, do you think Hilliary has an "enemies list?"

32 posted on 06/25/2007 1:32:27 PM PDT by subterfuge (Today, Tolerance =greatest virtue;Hypocrisy=worst character defect; Discrimination =worst atrocity)
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To: newgeezer
Oh, I dunno... "Up and down," maybe? What's not to understand? More evidence that the old witch is utterly clueless.

Emotionally cancerous skanks like Helen don't have "ups and downs." They only have "downs and downers."

33 posted on 06/25/2007 1:32:52 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Beelzebubba; seanmerc

Seanmerc:

Next time post the picture like Beelzebubba did, if you must!


34 posted on 06/25/2007 1:33:27 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: newgeezer
That's precisely what I thought. Anyone that's had a 'difficult' child, which is probably most people, knows precisely what this means. Sometimes you get along, sometimes you don't.

She can't be that dim.

35 posted on 06/25/2007 1:33:28 PM PDT by Lizavetta
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To: seanmerc

I actually had the opportunity to meet Helen Thomas. I don’t know too much about her political views, but on a personal level, she’s a very, very nice lady.


36 posted on 06/25/2007 1:34:28 PM PDT by khnyny
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Any praise she or any other Democrat media shill offers to Reagan now is intended solely as a criticism of Bush by comparison.

Very true. Still, this is the closest thing I’ve read to a good, factual column by Helen Thomas-— that is to say, not everything in it other than “Helen” and “Thomas” is an out and out falsehood.

That's a serious shock (to me), almost on the level of when Maureen Dowd inexplicably and uncharacteristically showed self-deprecating rather than nasty humor in relating teasing from her wise, solidly conservative Rush Limbaugh listening family in a column that was actually well written and fun to read.

37 posted on 06/25/2007 1:34:35 PM PDT by mjolnir ("All great change in America begins at the dinner table.")
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To: Anitius Severinus Boethius

ROFL!!!


38 posted on 06/25/2007 1:37:09 PM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: seanmerc
On Oct. 13, 1981, Reagan said he met with "J.C." -- former President Jimmy Carter -- adding: "I expected the worst, but he was cordial, friendly and just exchanged views on the Middle East, etc."

Jimmah saved his worst for us.

39 posted on 06/25/2007 1:37:35 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Brian J. Marotta, 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub, (1948-2007) Rest In Peace, our FRiend)
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To: keepitreal
Also revealing were his tensions with his children -- Ronald Reagan Jr., who he said was anxious to shed his Secret Service protection, and Patti, who Reagan said had a "yo-yo relationship" with the family, whatever that means.

Has Helen forgotten 'Patti'. . .her public maneuverings rising from her 'angst'. . .her 'tell all'? Or; does she think we have. . .

That said; Helen better be careful; being a Liberal means 'never having to say you are sorry'.

Sounds like she is getting close here.

40 posted on 06/25/2007 1:38:00 PM PDT by cricket
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I can only wish she would have played with a “bangalore” mine.

For those that don’t get the reference watch the D-Day landing in Saving Private Ryan.


41 posted on 06/25/2007 1:38:07 PM PDT by tricky_k_1972 (Putting on Tinfoil hat and heading for the bomb shelter.)
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To: Loyal Buckeye

One thing: He never did anything about the Marines lost in the Beirut barracks bombing. By his own words, it tends to have just drifted off his radar.


42 posted on 06/25/2007 1:39:13 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: seenenuf
"what took her so long?"

Your reading speed slows down greatly, when you're senile.

43 posted on 06/25/2007 1:51:21 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Planting trees to offset carbon emissions is like drinking water to offset rising ocean levels)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Omigod! This HAS to be the scariest thing since the green witch in “Over the Rainbow.”


44 posted on 06/25/2007 2:12:42 PM PDT by stanz (Those who don't believe in evolution should go jump off the flat edge of the Earth.)
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To: seanmerc

Has the assertion of a number years back that she is an off spring of Mr. Ed, ever been disproved?


45 posted on 06/25/2007 2:19:09 PM PDT by thegreatmalcolmx (I came to love white people. At least that is what I was taught in my black history class.)
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Hey Helen...you are the LAST person I would EVER take a recommendation from. I already know Ronald Reagan and who he was and what kind of man he was. Seems you are just finding out what a good man he was. So, I can think for myself and don’t need you to inform me of anything. Go back to the newsroom and ask some more silly/stupid questions.


46 posted on 06/25/2007 2:30:19 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: keepitreal

8 years and they STILL didn’t know the man? Oh they are such good fodder for jokes aren’t they?


47 posted on 06/25/2007 2:31:21 PM PDT by cubreporter
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To: The_Media_never_lie; seanmerc; Beelzebubba
Or maybe re-do the pic like this...


48 posted on 06/25/2007 2:31:48 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (..and the horse you rode in on!)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Much better!


49 posted on 06/25/2007 6:52:45 PM PDT by The_Media_never_lie
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To: seanmerc
"He is true to his public persona -- foe of communism, tax increases, organized labor and, often, the news media."

"As a reporter having covered him for eight years in the White House, I am sure the press could have done a better job if we had known the real Ronald Reagan."

Those two sentences are why Hell-un took the time to write. She is trying to excuse the hateful "reporting" of the press hounds (especially herself) by blaming Reagan for their refusing to know the real Ronald Reagan.

50 posted on 06/25/2007 7:14:44 PM PDT by LucyJo
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