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Helen Thomas retires

 
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deweyniner
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 5:51 pm    Post subject: Helen Thomas retires Reply with quote

http://www.cnn.com/2010/POLITICS/06/07/pol.helen.thomas/index.html

Backlash for this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aeqb8h0I-Bg

Such a sweet little old lady.


Her apology.

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I deeply regret my comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and the Palestinians. They do not reflect my heart-felt belief that peace will come to the Middle East only when all parties recognize the need for mutual respect and tolerance. May that day come soon.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-503544_162-20006952-503544.html

The retirement came about 20 years too late.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 07, 2010 10:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It sucks someone who has built a legacy like her shatters it like that.

She was 90 years old. There is something about people when they get really old. They make you wonder if that is how they always were SOBs or if something happened to them. A few years before my grandmother died (she was probably mid 80's or so), she said horrible things about my little brother. Things like how she never liked him, and what a little shit he was. He was all of 8 years old. Was that really her or was she just being a mean old lady?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

matt wrote:
... Was that really her or was she just being a mean old lady?


Mostly the latter

Highlight of her career remains the Watergate era. She was relentless then, but true to journalistic code. The recent debacle would never have been a story had she retired just after her prime years.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Or if she had just retired at 88.

Yeesh, how cranky would I be at 90?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 08, 2010 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I am mixed on this.

On one hand, her comments were reprehesible, even for someone like me who thinks that Isreal is in the wrong most of the time with their actions towards the Gaza. Saying "Go back to Poland" to an Isreali is the same as saying "Go back to Africa" to an African American.

But on the other hand, I think we are losing someone, even at 90, who would hold the President's feet to the fire and was willing to ask the tough questions regardless of hers or their politics, instead of worrying about whether she would get access to the White House if she did --- which will be missed.
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