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Where Helen Thomas' heart lies
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Friday, March 28, 2003 | Michelle Malkin

Posted on 03/28/2003 12:20:52 AM PST by JohnHuang2

Edited on 03/28/2003 12:29:09 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

Shame, shame, shame on Helen Thomas.

The crusty ex-journalist-turned-White House heckler had only one thing on her mind when her favorite news stations, Al-Jazeera and Iraqi state television, repeatedly broadcast those chilling pictures of scared American POWs and gleeful Iraqi soldiers hovering over dead American soldiers last weekend.

Thomas did not ask if the five Americans in captivity had been tortured or raped.

Thomas did not wonder whether the dead American soldiers had been wantonly executed in public by Saddam's thugs, who ambushed our men and women (yes, Helen, I said "our") in the city of Nasiriyah.

Thomas did not show the least bit of curiosity about the whereabouts of eight missing American soldiers caught in the attack.

And Thomas did not inquire about the well-being of any of the anguished families of these captured, missing and murdered American soldiers.

No, the question on Hellfire Helen Thomas's mind was:

What about the poor detainees at Guantanamo Bay?

At a March 24 White House briefing, Thomas smugly broached the topic of the America POWs with White House press secretary Ari Fleischer in order to harp on her favorite subject (i.e., blaming America):

Thomas: In terms of the pictures, the administration is upset because it is a violation of the Geneva Accords, you say, and I guess it is.

Fleischer: That's correct.

Thomas: Are we following the Geneva Accords in Iraq and Guantanamo?

Fleischer: [W]e have always treated people humanely, consistent with international agreements. In the case of the battle, the fight in Iraq, there's no question that is being done in accordance with the Geneva Conventions.

Thomas: But how about the detainees in Guantanamo? They have no rights under the Geneva Accords?

Fleischer: As I just indicated, we always treat them humanely.

I admire Fleischer's super-human restraint in the face of this disgusting display of moral equivalence masquerading as journalism. Thomas sees pictures of dead American soldiers being molested by cackling Iraqi assassins, she sees video of dazed and wounded young American soldiers in captivity, and all she can do is harangue the Bush administration for not giving Guantanamo Bay terror detainees enough "rights"?

Let there be no doubt about where Helen Thomas's heart lies.

Since nothing the White House could say would convince her that the Guantanamo detainees are being treating humanely, maybe the testimony of freed detainees themselves will. It won't make a difference to hardened America-haters, of course, but let the truth be known:

Last weekend, 18 Afghans were released from detention in Cuba after 16 months of questioning in U.S. custody. They flew home and were held briefly in a Kabul jail. The Boston Globe reports that "nearly all of the former detainees enthusiastically praised the conditions at Guantanamo and expressed little bitterness about losing a year of their lives in captivity, saying they were treated better there than in three days in squalid cells in Kabul. None complained of torture during questioning or coerced confessions."

Sirajuddin, 24, a Kandahar taxi driver, said: ''The conditions were even better than our homes. We were given three meals a day – eggs in the morning and meat twice a day; facilities to wash, and if we didn't wash, they'd wash us; and there was even entertainment with video games.''

"There is no need to lie," Sayed Abasin, 21, told the Chicago Tribune. "I'm telling you the facts. They treated us very well." His record from Cuba shows he was seen 37 times by the Gitmo medical staff, for everything from knee pain to sinusitis.

The freed detainees said they were allowed to pray five times daily, exercise and were given books written in Pashtu. Upon their release, as parting gifts, the Afghan men received new shirts, jeans, tennis shoes and gym bags (to carry their Korans).

Now, human-rights crusaders, let's head back to Iraq.

The American POWs have already been subjected to intense public humiliation. They will be lucky if all they suffer is sinusitis. Military and intelligence officials report that some of the U.S. soldiers who raised their hands in surrender at Nasiriyah received only one parting gift: a bullet hole through the head.

Were our fellow Americans allowed to say their final prayers before their execution?

Helen? Helen?


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KEYWORDS: helenthomas; mediabias; mediots; thomas
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Friday, March 28, 2003

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1 posted on 03/28/2003 12:20:52 AM PST by JohnHuang2
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To: JohnHuang2
Helen has moved on.
2 posted on 03/28/2003 12:24:41 AM PST by thegreatbeast (Quid lucrum istic mihi est?)
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To: JohnHuang2
Thank you Michelle - finally another journalist has the courage to paint this old hag as she really is.
4 posted on 03/28/2003 12:30:01 AM PST by Elkiejg
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To: JohnHuang2
Great post, John. It is so on the money.
5 posted on 03/28/2003 12:34:36 AM PST by Ruth A.
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To: JohnHuang2
Thomas' heart is in her head, which is firmly planted up her ass.
6 posted on 03/28/2003 12:34:59 AM PST by Mustang (Evil Thrives When Good People Do Nothing!)
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To: cactusSharp
Nothing can boil my blood like Helen unless she is getting her propers(third row,no questions allowed) at the Presidents press conference.
7 posted on 03/28/2003 12:35:52 AM PST by MEG33
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To: JohnHuang2
There are times when I wish Jim didn't have rules about laguage posted on his site .. and this is one of those times

Helen is a disgrace to her country
8 posted on 03/28/2003 12:39:55 AM PST by Mo1
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To: JohnHuang2
Ugly, through and through!





9 posted on 03/28/2003 12:52:12 AM PST by Ouachita
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To: JohnHuang2
Helen's heart has had a stake through it for years. Now....let's close the coffin and let her rest.
10 posted on 03/28/2003 12:56:00 AM PST by BossLady (Liberalism is a mental disorder.....)
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To: Ouachita
Send helen to GITMO for a first hand observation. The TOW's (terrorist of war) will think they are being tortured when they have to look at that mug.
11 posted on 03/28/2003 1:00:07 AM PST by Armed Civilian
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To: Ouachita
Send helen to GITMO for a first hand observation. The TOW's (terrorist of war) will think they are being tortured when they have to look at that mug.
12 posted on 03/28/2003 1:00:43 AM PST by Armed Civilian
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To: JohnHuang2
She must share a blackberry with Jesse Jackson. Guantanamo on the brain. They are both so transparent, it's like looking through Landrieu's head.

"The" Reverent brought this up tonight with Linda Vester on FNC, except he calls it "Gantwanamo". He is NOT concerned with how OUR Pow's are being treated in Iraq (i.e. murder, rape, torture...).
On the contrary - when asked about that specific topic - he said he was more concerned that our troops might be mistreating the POWs in Guantanamo. Traitorous b^$t^rd.
13 posted on 03/28/2003 1:15:59 AM PST by cgk (the Mrs half)
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To: Armed Civilian
bttt
14 posted on 03/28/2003 1:16:17 AM PST by lainde
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To: Armed Civilian
That WOULD be torture. Might even be considered "cruel and unusual".
15 posted on 03/28/2003 1:19:09 AM PST by Ouachita
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16 posted on 03/28/2003 1:20:05 AM PST by KneelBeforeZod (Deus Lo Volt!)
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To: JohnHuang2
Great piece - assuming Helen Thomas actually has a heart.
17 posted on 03/28/2003 1:24:17 AM PST by DaughterOfAnIwoJimaVet ("Eleven. Exactly. One louder." - Nigel Tufnel)
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To: Ouachita
Post of pictures of Michelle Malkin and Ann Coulter GOOD.

Posts of pictures of Helen Thomas and Janet Reno - VERY VERY BAD.

Please, please, no more pictures of Helen Thomas!
19 posted on 03/28/2003 2:18:26 AM PST by InABunkerUnderSF
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To: JohnHuang2
Helen Thomas does not have a heart. Even the Wizard wouldn't give her one.
20 posted on 03/28/2003 4:15:44 AM PST by p. henry
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To: JohnHuang2
She's assuming that the hideous Helen HAS a heart!!!
21 posted on 03/28/2003 4:33:19 AM PST by Claire Voyant ((visualize whirled peas))
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To: Ouachita

Doubleplusungood

22 posted on 03/28/2003 4:34:36 AM PST by InvisibleChurch
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To: All
Isn't it amazing how, as we get older, our souls show right through the skin?

Tia

23 posted on 03/28/2003 5:18:34 AM PST by tiamat ("Just a Bronze-Age Gal, Trapped in a Techno World!")
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To: JohnHuang2
When did she start to melt?
24 posted on 03/28/2003 5:21:01 AM PST by clueless idiot
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To: InvisibleChurch
Whew! that is un-called for!

I normally wouldn't bash a person's looks- I am truly an ugly man- but this hobgobblin is freaky-scary.

She reminds me of something out of "The Dark Crystal" or "Labyrinth"

A Muppet gone bad, Jim Henson's Nightmare

25 posted on 03/28/2003 5:34:28 AM PST by NativeSon (Vast Rightwing NationWideNetWork Member)
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To: NativeSon
I normally wouldn't bash a person's looks

Not even Judy Woodruff's? Doesn't that Botox Bloated Death's Head sitting on a neck with the texture of gnarled oak scare you?

26 posted on 03/28/2003 5:54:14 AM PST by scouse
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To: scouse
Her problem is Clinton gave her a feel and Bush won't get near the germ bag.
27 posted on 03/28/2003 5:56:40 AM PST by websterdog
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To: Mustang
"Thomas' heart is in her head, which is firmly planted up her ass."

One must assume that some part of her is not "ass" or that she has a "heart". Cause nothing comes out of her mouth but excrement.

Besides, this pile of fecal matter continues to amaze me how she can add every day to my level of pure disdain for her person.

28 posted on 03/28/2003 6:01:16 AM PST by el_texicano
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To: Let's Roll
Always remember that Helen is Lebanese which explains a lot ... from her appearance to her politics.
29 posted on 03/28/2003 6:26:29 AM PST by Let's Roll (And those that cried Appease! Appease! are hanged by those they tried to please!")
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To: JohnHuang2
Isn't the changing of the guard, the generational shift to Michelle Malkin from Helen Thomas invigorating in just so many ways? And people wonder why I'm optimistic about the future.
30 posted on 03/28/2003 6:32:26 AM PST by bucephalus (Michelle Loves Only Me - Freepers Need Not Apply)
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To: BossLady

31 posted on 03/28/2003 6:39:00 AM PST by ErnBatavia ((bumperootus!))
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To: scouse
Not even Judy Woodruff's? Doesn't that Botox Bloated Death's Head sitting on a neck with the texture of gnarled oak scare you?

If I stood next to her I could make the next cover of "GQ"...

ps, I lost my appetite

32 posted on 03/28/2003 7:01:30 AM PST by NativeSon (Yikes! Skeletor!)
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To: JohnHuang2
Give her a red burkha.
33 posted on 03/28/2003 7:11:40 AM PST by Helms ("The French and Germans Believe W. Civilisation is Caput")
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To: Sabertooth
ping
34 posted on 03/28/2003 9:33:30 AM PST by gubamyster
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To: ErnBatavia
LMAO!!!!! Cool!!!! Poor Helen...doesn't know she's dead....just wanders around press conferences asking questions with no relevance....
35 posted on 03/28/2003 11:21:52 AM PST by BossLady (Liberalism is a mental disorder.....)
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To: JohnHuang2
Bump to the end of commie rats in our country!
36 posted on 03/29/2003 6:52:27 AM PST by TLBSHOW
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To: JohnHuang2
Here's an email I sent to Helen the day of this press conference:

Ms. Thomas,
I watched the White House Press Briefing this morning and was intrigued by your inquiry about if the U.S. was abiding by the rules of the Geneva Convention as it regards to Guantanamo.

Since you were wondering if the U.S. treats the most vile enemies of our country humanely, I must point out the most obvious evidence: You get a front row seat at every Press Briefing.

37 posted on 03/29/2003 6:57:24 AM PST by Hildy
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To: JohnHuang2
Let there be no doubt about where Helen Thomas's heart lies.

Let there be no doubt where her head is; it's up her....

38 posted on 03/29/2003 6:58:00 AM PST by Samwise (prayers for our troops)
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To: JohnHuang2
and if we didn't wash, they'd wash us;

Man! This must be the duty you get when you're one step away from the brig!

39 posted on 03/29/2003 7:09:30 AM PST by CaptRon
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To: Ouachita
By the age of forty, one acquires the face he/she deserves; that is, evil, bitterness, hatred and intolerable arrogance will have permanently twisted the physiognomy.

Now, observe the features of Helen Thomas.

40 posted on 03/29/2003 7:24:25 AM PST by Thommas
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To: p. henry
Helen Thomas does not have a heart. Even the Wizard wouldn't give her one.

Nor did he give her a brain; but, sadly, he did bestow nerve.

41 posted on 03/29/2003 7:27:28 AM PST by Thommas
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To: JohnHuang2
Here's an email I sent to Helen the day of this press conference:

Ms. Thomas,
I watched the White House Press Briefing this morning and was intrigued by your inquiry about if the U.S. was abiding by the rules of the Geneva Convention as it regards to Guantanamo.

Since you were wondering if the U.S. treats the most vile enemies of our country humanely, I must point out the most obvious evidence: You get a front row seat at every Press Briefing.

42 posted on 03/29/2003 7:27:38 AM PST by Hildy
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To: Hildy
GREAT EMAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
43 posted on 03/29/2003 7:36:24 AM PST by geedee
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To: JohnHuang2
Helen is just anti-Repbulican. Yawn.
44 posted on 03/29/2003 7:41:59 AM PST by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Ouachita
ref your pictures: sometimes you CAN tell a book by its cover!
45 posted on 03/29/2003 7:43:11 AM PST by Mr Rogers
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To: JohnHuang2

The truth always come out!

46 posted on 03/29/2003 7:48:09 AM PST by sonofatpatcher2 (Love & a .45-- What more could you want, campers? };^)
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To: JohnHuang2
Military and intelligence officials report that some of the U.S. soldiers who raised their hands in surrender at Nasiriyah received only one parting gift: a bullet hole through the head.

When is Helen Thomas's birthday? I simply must know.

You see, I have a gift for her.


47 posted on 03/29/2003 7:48:13 AM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (®)
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To: Hildy
That email you sent is brilliant! I hope you'll let us know if the hag responds! (Other Freepers have gotten emails from her; it's possible!) hehe...
48 posted on 03/29/2003 7:51:12 AM PST by Nea Wood (The Democrats -- enfranchising dead people since the 1870s.)
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To: Nea Wood
I sent it to her the day of that Press Briefing, March 24th. If she hasn't responded by now, I doubt she will. I just hope she got to read it and I contributed to one more clogged artery.
49 posted on 03/29/2003 7:55:00 AM PST by Hildy
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To: JohnHuang2
Beauty is only skin deep, but ugly ges all the way to the bone...(Redd Foxx, I think- corrections welcome).
50 posted on 03/29/2003 8:34:40 AM PST by JimRed (Disinformation is the leftist's and enemy's friend; consider the source before believing.)
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