Posted on | June 6, 2010 | 14 Comments
Why am I the last blogger on the planet to blog about this?
I dunno. It’s not as if there has been any shortage of blogospheric rage raining down on Helen’s hate-filled head. What’s the point of my running in to give her an extra kick? Besides, once she’s been called an old, ugly Jew-hater for the umpteenth million time, there’s just not much opportunity for originality.
It’s like calling Charles Manson “crazy.” Yeah. We already knew that.
Living fossil Helen Thomas lurched forth from the murk of the tar pits where she lives to issue her solution on the current unrest in the Middle East. . . . Apparently, she was not quite up to screaming them from a nearby balcony in the original German.
OK, should Helen be fired? Or maybe banished from the White House press corps? For crying out loud, she’s older than White House itself.
She wasn’t born in a log cabin. She was born before the log cabin was invented. As a matter of fact, Helen Thomas had a byline the day God invented trees. (“Exclusive: Jewish conspiracy suspected in latest development!”)
Helen Thomas should have retired at least 15 years ago. I’m all in favor of “institutional memory” in journalism, and despise the recent trend toward employing clever 20-somethings to cover national politics, when they should be paying their dues covering city council meetings in the sticks.
Nevertheless, I doubt that the White House press corps derives much value from Helen Thomas and her ”institutional memory” of the Pleistocene Epoch.
You see? At some point, one more Helen Thomas joke becomes overkill. Another straw on the camel’s back. And speaking of Helen Thomas and camels . . .
Update(d) (Smitty): I was too busy flaking off contributing to the #HelenThomasMovies thread to blog this. Ed Driscoll reports that her agent, Diane Nine, (as quoted by Craig Crawford–thanks, Ed.), has given her the “Way to go, Helen”.
Justice in the court of public opinion picks up steam.
Update II (Smitty): What Uncle Jimbo said: