Obama praises late White House correspondent Helen Thomas for holding leaders accountable

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  • Updated: July 20, 2013 - 12:20 PM

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama calls the late White House correspondent Helen Thomas "a true pioneer" who broke down barriers "for generations of women in journalism."

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smeeagain2Jul. 20, 13 7:49 PM

Sadly, none of the remaining press corps want to ask the tough questions for fear they will lose out on invitations to inside-the-beltway cocktail parties.

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comment229Jul. 21, 13 5:17 AM

She got my respect, the day she pinned Bush junior down on why we went to war in Iraq causing his to tell one of the all time fibs in the history of the presidency. And yes, I first became aware of her when she bailed out JFK at a news conference. Her legacy started on that day.

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petepelosiJul. 21, 13 1:46 PM

Did she get your respect when she told the jews they should go back to Germany and Poland? Yep, she was one classy lady.

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jtsnscJul. 21, 13 3:48 PM

She was what is wrong with the MSM. She was nothing more than a mouthpiece to push the liberal agenda during her entire career. Thankfully her bias won't be heard again.

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petepelosiJul. 21, 13 5:28 PM

Praise for a racist? Very odd that Obama would offer praise since she is on record saying she thought Obama would be more liberal because he is black. It must be nice to be able to pick and choose your racial issues for your own political agenda.

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peggybundyJul. 22, 13 8:26 AM

Would people be praising Helen Thomas if she'd said that "blacks should go back to Africa"? I think not. She was a pioneer in journalism early on - then turned into a hateful, anti-Semite.

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ranger1873Jul. 22, 1310:10 AM

Compare and contrast: the fawning treatment given to the vicious anti-Semite and liberal hack Helen Thomas as opposed to the treatment given to, say, the late Tony Snow. And then, Strib, reflect on why conservatives are leaving your readership rolls in droves. Think long and hard, now.

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