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Old 03-07-2003, 08:11 AM   #1
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No questions from Helen Thomas



I was SO looking forward to her question. She's the only reason I even watch press conferences.
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She looks like your Michelle Gratton.
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And carries a great deal of cred in the Washington press gallery?
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She's been to every press breifing since Kennedy was president, I believe. She asks THE most hilariously biased questions, though, and has a REALLY grating voice. She'll ask things like, "Is it true that the president wants to blow the limbs off of all Iraqi children?"
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She also recently said that Bush is the worst president the USA ever had.
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Old 03-07-2003, 01:15 PM   #6
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I'm not sure she attended the press conference. I wonder if she was even allowed in the door?
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She'll ask things like, "Is it true that the president wants to blow the limbs off of all Iraqi children?"
How can we be denied such important questioning?
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she was there, third row. first time in most reporters' memories she didn't get front row or the first question. Bush is either running scared or a baby trying to get his way. sorry, that move was just not classy on the part of the white house.
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SHe was in the third row. If I were him, I would not ask her to ask a question either!
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.Those of you, who watched, saw he had a prepared list of reporters to call on. I am she was intentionally left off.

Previous Presidents had the guts to take all questions. Many of you may remember truly spontaneous press conferences, with reporters jumping up and down raising their hands and shouting.

This was bizarre, they sat there like well behaved school children. They knew this was a dog and pony show. And good behavior would be rewarded by access and face time on TV.

It could have served his agenda if she asked a bias, ridiculous question. All he had to do was have the mental agility to match wits with an 82 year old woman who many believe is out of touch. So much for the courage of our Commander in Chief.
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i couldnt believe how pointless the whole thing was. the reporters didnt dare ask something controversial, it was like the whole thing was staged.

the press sucks. me included.
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Old 03-07-2003, 04:26 PM   #12
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helen thomas has been gunning for ari fleischer lately. it's pretty hilarious to watch. she asks these outrageous questions and you can tell he wants to go postal. it's funny to watch him squirm.

i was waiting for her question too. i had a feeling, once i could tell he had a list to follow, that she would be left out.
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i love helen! she cracks me up!
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She's my favorite press preson!
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helen thomas has been gunning for ari fleischer lately. it's pretty hilarious to watch. she asks these outrageous questions and you can tell he wants to go postal. it's funny to watch him squirm.
I LOVE those moments.
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