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Pioneering journalist Helen Thomas dies at 92
Fox News ^ | July 20, 2013

Posted on 07/20/2013 8:26:48 AM PDT by Rennes Templar

WASHINGTON – Helen Thomas, a pioneer for women in journalism, has died, Fox News confirms. She was 92. The irrepressible White House correspondent who used her seat in the front row to grill ten presidents -- often to their discomfort and was not shy about sharing her opinions, died at her apartment in Washington.

According to friend Muriel Dobbin, Thomas had been ill for al ong time, and in and out of the hospital before coming home Thursday. Thomas made her name as a bulldog for United Press International in the great wire-service rivalries of old, and as a pioneer for women in journalism.

She was persistent to the point of badgering. One White House press secretary described her questioning as "torture" -- and he was one of her fans.

Her refusal to conceal her strong opinions, even when posing questions to a president, and her public hostility toward Israel, caused discomfort among colleagues.

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R.I.P.
1 posted on 07/20/2013 8:26:48 AM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: Rennes Templar

Sorry to hear that she lived along time she was much more fortunate than most


2 posted on 07/20/2013 8:28:39 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: Rennes Templar

She lived a long and privileged life because of her loyalty to liberalism and in some ways she was a bit of a pioneer, I suppose. But, I don’t see how what she did should be called journalism.


3 posted on 07/20/2013 8:30:40 AM PDT by Baynative (Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.)
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To: Rennes Templar

4 posted on 07/20/2013 8:30:40 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Rennes Templar
OMG! This is horrible, horrible news.

This is one of those events that, in the future, I will always look back on and remember where I was and what I was doing when I heard that........uhhhhh......wait......who are we talking about again?

Just kidding.

RIP Helen.

5 posted on 07/20/2013 8:31:42 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Rennes Templar
Not to speak ill of the dead, but

Her refusal to conceal her strong opinions...

means she was not suited for actual news reporting. My $.02 ...

6 posted on 07/20/2013 8:33:10 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: Rennes Templar

She torched everyone except her private love, Clintoon. R.I.P. hag.


7 posted on 07/20/2013 8:33:18 AM PDT by max americana (fired liberals in our company after the election, & laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Rennes Templar

The irrepressible old libtard anti-Semitic had quite a
reputation as a bull ... and a dog!


8 posted on 07/20/2013 8:33:51 AM PDT by Zakeet (Democrats: Making everything free in this country except you)
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To: Rennes Templar

The world has lost one of its most respected anti-Semites.


9 posted on 07/20/2013 8:35:49 AM PDT by wideawake
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To: Rennes Templar

The headline should read Anti-Semite Journalist Helen Thomas dead at 92.


10 posted on 07/20/2013 8:36:10 AM PDT by SCHROLL
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To: mountn man

(Thomas made her name as a bulldog for United Press International)
...and looked like one (I hope bulldogs forgive me the comparison)


11 posted on 07/20/2013 8:36:17 AM PDT by winner3000
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To: SCHROLL

Yup leftwing liberal bigot dead @ 92.


12 posted on 07/20/2013 8:39:16 AM PDT by tshaun
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To: winner3000
I've heard of being hit with the ugly stick.

She got beat by the whole tree.

13 posted on 07/20/2013 8:39:48 AM PDT by mountn man (The Pleasure You Get From Life Is Equal To The Attitude You Put Into It)
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To: Zakeet

Hey, that could be me in another 50 years! says obama


14 posted on 07/20/2013 8:41:00 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: Rennes Templar

She’s probably dating bin Laden.


15 posted on 07/20/2013 8:43:21 AM PDT by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Rennes Templar

Helen Thomas, anti-Semite, and a pioneer for women in journalism, has died, Fox News confirms.


16 posted on 07/20/2013 8:45:09 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (http://jonah2eight.blogspot.com/)
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To: Rennes Templar
This woman epitomized today's news media.

'Nuff said.

17 posted on 07/20/2013 8:46:21 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Rennes Templar

OK, rest in peace. No ill words for the dead.

AND NO MORE PICTURES, PLEASE! EVER!!!!!!


18 posted on 07/20/2013 8:46:40 AM PDT by DJ Frisat ((optional, printed after my name on post))
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To: Baynative

She was neither a reporter or journalst.
She was an activist hack.


19 posted on 07/20/2013 8:58:25 AM PDT by tennmountainman
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To: DJ Frisat

The world is a little more beautiful now.


20 posted on 07/20/2013 8:58:54 AM PDT by mountaineer1997
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To: Rennes Templar

Too bad she didn’t die 30 years ago.


21 posted on 07/20/2013 8:59:27 AM PDT by stockpirate (American taxpayer are: The New World Order slaves to the collective.)
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To: SCHROLL

Add Communist to being Anti-Semitic.....and the list could go on....


22 posted on 07/20/2013 9:00:50 AM PDT by caww
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To: Rennes Templar

Fugly is as fugly does.


23 posted on 07/20/2013 9:01:51 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: Texas Eagle
Out of respect . . .

(Respect for Freepers, that is. Not out of respect for Helen Thomas)

. . . can we now place a permanent moratorium on posting photos of that spiteful hag on this glorious forum?
24 posted on 07/20/2013 9:02:34 AM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: SCHROLL

Ditto except she wasn’t a journalist, she was a propagandist.


25 posted on 07/20/2013 9:04:19 AM PDT by Shady (Creed of the PC Police: You're guilty when we say you are...)
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To: DJ Frisat
Yeah. No Helen Thomas jokes for awhile.

You never know. If you have a liberal in your family, it means she could have (had) a conservative in hers, who is also a visitor to our very own Free Republic. Besides, we are above that over here at FR at such a time, differences notwithstanding, which distinguishes us from that craphole over there called Democratic Underground. Too bad for her family.....

26 posted on 07/20/2013 9:04:20 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (Kim Jong Un won't have a single "bad underwear day" unless/until we've a patriot in the White House)
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To: Rennes Templar

Not important news.


27 posted on 07/20/2013 9:05:28 AM PDT by I want the USA back (If I Pi$$ed off just one liberal today my mission has been accomplished.)
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To: Rennes Templar

Where will be the wake when Soros passes?


28 posted on 07/20/2013 9:07:17 AM PDT by Teacher317
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To: Rennes Templar

This thread needs eyewash.


29 posted on 07/20/2013 9:11:27 AM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: wideawake

maybe she went “home where she belongs”.
ted kennedy tiller now helen.


30 posted on 07/20/2013 9:11:28 AM PDT by Donnafrflorida (Thru HIM all things are possible.)
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To: Excuse_My_Bellicosity
She’s probably dating bin Laden.

I suspect that both of them would give anything to be back at room temperature again.

31 posted on 07/20/2013 9:16:02 AM PDT by Migraine (Diversity is great -- until it happens to YOU..)
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To: mountn man

She got beat by the whole dang forest!.


32 posted on 07/20/2013 9:23:39 AM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Rennes Templar

No comment.


33 posted on 07/20/2013 9:35:02 AM PDT by forgotten man
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To: forgotten man

Well said!


34 posted on 07/20/2013 9:38:43 AM PDT by Ditter
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To: Rennes Templar

We are all sinners, unworthy of our lord, Jesus Christ. Those who have experienced hell and have come back to tell about it wish no one to go there, not even they’re worse enemies. God have mercy on her and all of us.


35 posted on 07/20/2013 9:42:32 AM PDT by stevio (God, guns, guts.)
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To: Zakeet

Does this mean that we never have to look at her sorry puss again? What? No more Helen Thomas images when we discuss Mo Dowd and Catherine Zeta-Jones?


36 posted on 07/20/2013 10:02:53 AM PDT by Gumdrop
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To: DJ Frisat

OK, rest in peace. No ill words for the dead.

AND NO MORE PICTURES, PLEASE! EVER!!!!!!
...............
Hear Hear !!!


37 posted on 07/20/2013 10:16:00 AM PDT by Vinnie
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To: Rennes Templar
Anti Semite....won't miss her!!!
38 posted on 07/20/2013 10:30:24 AM PDT by ontap (***)
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To: ontap

Helen who?


39 posted on 07/20/2013 10:34:00 AM PDT by CityCenter (Pleading the 5th is just so 1972.)
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When does the contest for the next most beautiful
journalist begin?


40 posted on 07/20/2013 10:50:33 AM PDT by Slambat
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To: Rennes Templar
In the case of Helen Thomas, the parasite outlived the host.
Bye-bye, Helen.
41 posted on 07/20/2013 11:01:14 AM PDT by MasterGunner01
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To: tshaun

You nailed it...


42 posted on 07/20/2013 1:16:37 PM PDT by vicdoc
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To: Baynative

Liberalism leads to a long life?


43 posted on 07/20/2013 1:38:03 PM PDT by Fuzz
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To: Rennes Templar

RIP Helen


44 posted on 07/20/2013 9:16:06 PM PDT by mowowie
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To: mountn man

LOL!


45 posted on 07/21/2013 12:18:53 AM PDT by winner3000
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To: Rennes Templar

Condolences to her family and friends. While her opinions and political views were totally repulsive and abhorrent to me, her loved ones deserve respect in their time of sorrow.


46 posted on 07/22/2013 8:32:15 AM PDT by commish (The takers rule. Time to implement the triple G plan - GOD, GUNS, & GOLD)
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