Monday, August 01, 2005
Helen Thomas . . .
First, she made news last week when she said "The day Dick Cheney is going to run for president, I'll kill myself. All we need is one more liar."
Now, it appears Ms. Thomas is upset that her conversation with a reporter was, well, reported!
Thomas said yesterday at the White House that her comments to Eisele were for his ears only. "I'll never talk to a reporter again!" Thomas was overheard saying.
"We were just talking -- I was ranting -- and he wrote about it. That isn't right. We all say stuff we don't want printed," Thomas said.
Turnabout is fair play, Ms. Thomas. How many times have you and others of your, errr, profession done the same sort of thing to politicians with whom you have disagreed?
Why is that any different?
Sorry, but I have zero sympathy for the woman. The modern press has created the current media environment, as destructive and hostile as it is. Perhaps now they will realize the value of occasional restraint.
Hat tip, Drudge.