A note regarding Helen Thomas. Her position in the front row at the president’s press conferences has come to an end.
This woman has been a fool all of her professional life, but lived at a time when an empty-headed, mouthy Liberal female who had taken assertiveness training or had been born with its gene and would make alot of noise screaming victimhood, would be applauded and regaled no matter how vacuous the mind might be.
This was the era of the beginning of Liberal Hate America frenzy. Ms. Thomas will be honored for having moved toward many female firsts…..because she had a big mouth at a time when female big mouths were sought and revered. They were paraded around the country, from news program to news programs, news pages to news pages, night shows to night shows and more importantly, college shows to college shows.
Those female firsts would have happened anyway and it is unfortunate for America’s history that a better woman didn’t outrace this roadrunner for the honor.
From those who knew her professionally we learn she was a loud mouth for a long time, but a Leftwing mouth nevertheless, which, at worst considering her being 80 plus years for the past 30 years, made the scene seem very quaint and amusing, especially for Leftie politicos. It’s quite like storing her as a relic. That she seemed eternally young and adolescent in her thinking and mouthing buoyed her childlike romance.
She was fired….she didn’t retire as was the official announcement from her boss, the Hearst organization. She may have been braindead for most of her life, but she was not pride dead at age 90. She must hate Jews ever so much more by blaming them for her professional demise, although she herself did earn the release. That may be the punishment appropriate for her crime, but she should have had to continue her public appearances and been forced to defend her foolishness.
I much admire Charles Krauthammer, who on Fox News this evening, when his turn came to review her departure, said he disapproved of someone being fired for revealing a personal opinion. This very disapproval he uttered is one of the reasons I so respect him. Freedom of speech is the most vital freedom of all. It could be that outside of the world of politics, Ms. Thomas might be a relatively reasonable and pleasant individual.
I love people who are ahead of me. I am not so confident of the those behind me.
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