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    Helen Thomas, trailblazing reporter, dead at 92 [W:11]

    Helen Thomas dead at 92 - POLITICO.com

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    7/20/13 9:45 AM EDT


    Helen Thomas, whose career covering the White House dated back to the Kennedy administration, died on Saturday at the age of 92, the Gridiron Club announced in an email to members on Saturday.

    Thomas was the first woman to join the White House Correspondents' Association, and the first woman to serve as its president. She was also the first female member of the Gridiron Club, Washington's historic press group. She served for 57 years at United Press International, first as a correspondent then as a White House bureau chief, before becoming a columnist for Hearst Papers.

    "Former Gridiron Club president Helen Thomas, our first female member, died Saturday morning at her Washington apartment after a long illness," Gridiron's Carl P. Leubsdorf wrote in an email to members. "She would have been 93 next month."

    Present at the press briefings of ten consecutive presidential administrations, Thomas earned herself a front-row seat at White House press briefings. Beyond Washington, her status as a trailblazing female reporter made her name a cultural reference point, even invoked in an episode of "the Simpsons."
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    Re: Helen Thomas, trailblazing reporter, dead at 92

    Sad day. America's loss. Thomas was the dean of the 4th Estate. There aren't many left who can walk in her shoes.










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    Re: Helen Thomas, trailblazing reporter, dead at 92

    And, I might add, Canada recently lost one of its legendary journalists, Peter Worthington, who was also co-founder of the Toronto Sun. It has been a sad summer for North American journalism as some of the greatest pass on.










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    Re: Helen Thomas, trailblazing reporter, dead at 92

    RIP Helen Thomas. It was always a pleasure to watch her engage the government critters.

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    n b 4 liberal agenda

    Quite an admirable figure in American journalism.
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    Re: Helen Thomas, trailblazing reporter, dead at 92

    She sure was great and will truly be missed....







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    Helen Thomas was one of the last few reporters who made it her job to hold public officials accountable rather than merely accept her role as parrot and corporate voice piece. Hopefully her principles will persevere.

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    n b 4 liberal agenda

    Quite an admirable figure in American journalism.
    While it's inevitable for a conservative to come in and crap on a RIP thread (albeit extremely passive aggressively), I honestly didn't expect it to be someone like you. Oh well.

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    Helen Thomas did not play well with Jews.

    "When asked where Israeli Jews should go, she replied they could "go home" to Poland or Germany or "America and everywhere else. "


    She was also a friend of those would destroy Israel.

    "In April 2012, Thomas received an award from the Palestine Liberation Organization's General Mission to the United States. The award was presented by PLO Executive Committee member Hanan Ashrawi to "recognize Thomas’ long career in the field of journalism, during which she defended the Palestinian position every step of the way."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    While it's inevitable for a conservative to come in and crap on a RIP thread (albeit extremely passive aggressively), I honestly didn't expect it to be someone like you. Oh well.
    Lighten up sweetheart I was making a joke about her perceived legacy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChuckBerry View Post
    Lighten up sweetheart I was making a joke about her perceived legacy.
    Stop that. You know what you were doing.

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