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Helen Thomas, trailblazing reporter, dead at 92
Politico ^ | 7/20/2013

Posted on 07/20/2013 6:53:44 AM PDT by markomalley

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To: markomalley

Didn’t agree with her on much if anything.

But I did admire her tenacity.
RIP Helen Thomas


101 posted on 07/20/2013 7:39:10 AM PDT by Lorianne (fedgov, taxporkmoney)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

“Helen wasn’t always anti Semitic, that only started after Moses drowned her Egyptian boyfriend.”

Now that’s funny I don’t care who you are.


102 posted on 07/20/2013 7:39:14 AM PDT by beef (Who Killed Kennewick Man?)
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To: BykrBayb

She just had dark brown eyes. They stood out in the photo.

Time really took it’s toll on her over the years.


103 posted on 07/20/2013 7:39:47 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Zimmerman breaks Martin's nose/pounds his head on concrete? Does Martin's backers support Zimmerman?)
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To: PghBaldy
Look at the first sentence, before it is changed: Wikiepedia: Helen Thomas (August 4, 1920- July 20, 2013[1]) was the racist lady that said the thing about Jews. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Helen_Thomas

It's already been revised...twice, but, for posterity:

The original:

The update (also removed):

People need to know that it's best to wait a little while after an event to hack Wiki.

104 posted on 07/20/2013 7:40:25 AM PDT by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: DoughtyOne

It has nothing to do with the color of her eyes. It’s the evil in them.


105 posted on 07/20/2013 7:41:09 AM PDT by BykrBayb (Somewhere, my flower is there. ~ Þ)
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To: BykrBayb
We are all God’s children, in the sense that he created each of us. But do you have any evidence that she saw herself as such? Any evidence that she wished to further His agenda?

No, and no, and that is so sad for her.

106 posted on 07/20/2013 7:41:32 AM PDT by Lazamataz (If illegal aliens voted (R), then the Dems would create the tightest border security in the world.)
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To: markomalley

Good riddance to a gun grabbing commie.


107 posted on 07/20/2013 7:42:44 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: john drake

While I don’t think she was attractive, I don’t think she was all that bad looking either. People, when they animate, change their appearance. She may have been charming at that time in her life.

We definitely saw the bad side of her. There may have been a good one at some point in time. I’d imagine she had friends when she died. They probably saw something in her that they liked.

At any rate, she’s gone. An era more or less goes with her.


108 posted on 07/20/2013 7:43:13 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Zimmerman breaks Martin's nose/pounds his head on concrete? Does Martin's backers support Zimmerman?)
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To: ImNotLying
So who will fill the void when a photo is needed to depict the face so often needed in certain posting situations/

Hillary, the half-asleep one.

109 posted on 07/20/2013 7:43:21 AM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: AppyPappy

Helen’s days as an oxygen thief are done.


110 posted on 07/20/2013 7:43:48 AM PDT by Carl Vehse
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To: markomalley

May God have mercy upon her soul. RIP Helen. That’s the best I can do.


111 posted on 07/20/2013 7:44:11 AM PDT by vetvetdoug
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

But we will now have to endure a parade of Rinos getting facetime telling the world how much they admired her. Tomorrow talk shows will be a love fest for her.


112 posted on 07/20/2013 7:44:26 AM PDT by Mercat
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To: BykrBayb

I don’t see evil in them, but perhaps you’re picking up on something I’m not.


113 posted on 07/20/2013 7:45:10 AM PDT by DoughtyOne (Zimmerman breaks Martin's nose/pounds his head on concrete? Does Martin's backers support Zimmerman?)
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To: markomalley
...at least she gets to still vote!

Yeah, but the smell at the voting booth will make you wretch as much as her photo whilst alive!


114 posted on 07/20/2013 7:48:22 AM PDT by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: bigdaddy45

“Real nice to see that Free Republic is keeping it classy this morning.”

Not that we should in her case. However we are adults and not apes, and this person has a family that has lost a member and that is never something to rejoice over.


115 posted on 07/20/2013 7:48:59 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: markomalley

She was not a a trailblazing reporter.
She was an activist hack who hid behind the word reporter.
And should be remembered as such.


116 posted on 07/20/2013 7:50:54 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: markomalley

How can they tell?


117 posted on 07/20/2013 7:52:35 AM PDT by SolidRedState (I used to think bizarro world was a fiction.)
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To: markomalley

Satan finally had to let her in.


118 posted on 07/20/2013 7:53:00 AM PDT by faithhopecharity ((S)
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To: markomalley

Now that she is dead, I really don’t have anything to say. Probably be the same when Jimmuh dies.


120 posted on 07/20/2013 7:57:51 AM PDT by D Rider
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To: markomalley

Love her or not, she was such a fixture as part of the White House press corps that everyone is going to miss her.


121 posted on 07/20/2013 8:00:17 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: RatRipper

That’s the truth.


122 posted on 07/20/2013 8:01:38 AM PDT by TurkeyLurkey
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To: markomalley

She’ll be missed.


123 posted on 07/20/2013 8:03:20 AM PDT by bgill (This reply was mined before it was posted.)
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To: AppyPappy

Lets cut her in half and count her rings


124 posted on 07/20/2013 8:03:33 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: markomalley

Here is another nightmarish scenario. Now that she has assumed room temperature, there is the possibility that the postal service may put her picture on a postage stamp. Then we would be forced to look at her ugly face everyday.


125 posted on 07/20/2013 8:04:48 AM PDT by Mark17 (This creepy a$$ cracker is leaving for the Philippines)
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To: AppyPappy

She live this long

I thought she was in her 80s

Some Freeper told the forum once that she knew Moses and Moses dump her


126 posted on 07/20/2013 8:07:06 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: markomalley

The face that launched a thousand quips. What’ll the White House Press Corpse do, prop her up in the corner?


127 posted on 07/20/2013 8:08:06 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: markomalley

She made a joke enough of journalism, so I guess that’s trail blazing.


128 posted on 07/20/2013 8:12:05 AM PDT by elhombrelibre (Obama's policy towards Morsi and the Moslem Brotherhood came from his heart.)
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To: markomalley

It’s in the hands of the Prophet now.


129 posted on 07/20/2013 8:13:35 AM PDT by Iron Munro (They Old. That's Old School People. We In A New School, Our Generation)
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To: markomalley

August 4, 1920-July 20, 2013.

She was a couple months older than my grandma. I sure miss Grandma.

I cannot say anything about Helen Thomas.


130 posted on 07/20/2013 8:14:35 AM PDT by exDemMom (Now that I've finally accepted that I'm living a bad hair life, I'm more at peace with the world.)
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To: smokingfrog

My old flag is fading, so I’ll buy a new flag today to honor our nation. It will fly at half-mast only for those who served our nation, or it won’t fly at all.


131 posted on 07/20/2013 8:20:23 AM PDT by Loud Mime (Liberal: A person who charges their grandchildren for today's party)
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To: bgill
She’ll be missed.

Especially here on FR.......the "I'd Hit It" threads will never be the same.

132 posted on 07/20/2013 8:21:55 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: MomofMarine
The only thought to come to mind is “no photos, please!”

How's this one?


133 posted on 07/20/2013 8:23:54 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: markomalley

RIP Helen Thomas

134 posted on 07/20/2013 8:24:34 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: COBOL2Java

In the end, you get the face you deserve.


135 posted on 07/20/2013 8:24:53 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Governor William J. LePetomane

Post #49 LOL


136 posted on 07/20/2013 8:25:25 AM PDT by Extremely Extreme Extremist (Governor Sarah Heath Palin for President of the United States in 2016)
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To: Farmer Dean; vette6387; mazda77; freekitty; gonzo; unkus; flat; ZULU; overbore; sheik yerbouty; ...

Godless Liberals, when facing their Maker, must have a huge shock when they’re atoning for the sins they committed against their fellow man and their country, ya think?


137 posted on 07/20/2013 8:26:20 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: markomalley

That means that there will be two more.


138 posted on 07/20/2013 8:28:28 AM PDT by Slyfox (Without the Right to Life, all other rights are meaningless.)
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To: bigdaddy45
Real nice to see that Free Republic is keeping it classy this morning.

This hag deserves our contempt even in death.

139 posted on 07/20/2013 8:28:31 AM PDT by catfish1957 (Face it!!!! The government in DC is full of treasonous bastards)
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To: catfish1957

One thing for sure critics talk about us

We handle the libs with class in death

We keep doing those photoshop especially Twilight Zone one


140 posted on 07/20/2013 8:29:33 AM PDT by SevenofNine (We are Freepers, all your media bases belong to us ,resistance is futile)
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To: dfwgator
Just for comparison, let's see the face of Golda Meir...


141 posted on 07/20/2013 8:30:39 AM PDT by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: SevenofNine
"Some Freeper told the forum once that she knew Moses and Moses dump her"

L o L !

142 posted on 07/20/2013 8:31:03 AM PDT by Liberty Valance (Keep a simple manner for a happy life :o)
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To: Mr. K

LOLOLOLOL!!! Best response in the thread!


143 posted on 07/20/2013 8:33:51 AM PDT by sneakers
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To: Mr. K; ml/nj; ExTexasRedhead; exit82; Fedora; Cicero; Yaelle; SunkenCiv; Clintonfatigued; Impy; ...
I saw Helen Thomas recorded once saying she believed Vince Foster was murdered and that it happened “right there in the White House” (her exact words)

She was half right on that. VWF was indeed murdered, but the murder didn't occur at the White House. The venue was a Washington office a few blocks away, to which VWF was lured on the pretext of a media interview. He walked over there and had no chance.

Maybe the timing of Helen Thomas' death is a bit ironic, because today is the 20th anniversary of the Foster rubout.

144 posted on 07/20/2013 8:44:20 AM PDT by justiceseeker93
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To: AppyPappy

When the writer referred to her as a “trailblazing reporter” he meant that she covered Lewis & Clark


145 posted on 07/20/2013 8:44:47 AM PDT by The_Sword_of_Groo (My world view is accurately expressed in the lyrics of " The Fightin' Side of Me")
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To: ExTexasRedhead

Agree. I bet she was really praying.


146 posted on 07/20/2013 8:46:01 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: markomalley; Gefn

The Jewish custom is to only say good about the dead, so...

She’s dead. Good.


147 posted on 07/20/2013 8:49:56 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: markomalley

I’m sure Arafat welcomed her with open arms.
(Now he’s waiting for Jimma Cah-ta)


148 posted on 07/20/2013 8:51:56 AM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: markomalley

Thanks for the decorum - it never sounds good or right when someone slams the dead. Hope she was saved and just struggling with human issues through her career (as do most of us) - God makes all good and pure and I hope she has secured her salvation.


149 posted on 07/20/2013 9:00:37 AM PDT by trebb (Where in the the hell has my country gone?)
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To: trebb

My thoughts as well


150 posted on 07/20/2013 9:12:16 AM PDT by patriotUSA (Thank you Jesus.)
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