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Saturday, July 20, 2013

Helen Thomas Dies at 92

The legendary White House correspondent was 92.  Was sad to see her final years mired in controversy after her ill-spoken comments critical of Israel.   Her views on brutal treatment of Palestinians not wrong, of course, if poorly stated.  Can not be overlooked that she was among the very few reporters to strongly question Bush's Iraq invasion--to the extent he refused to call on her at most press conferences.  She was also featured, you may recall, in the classic Colbert routine for White House Correspondents' dinner.  I met her once at the the 2004 GOP convention in NYC off the floor and we had a nice chat. 

 Challenging Bush on Iraq.  Other vids show her very early and strongly probing Bush-era illegal wiretapping, torture, and more.


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