Journalist Helen Thomas Has Died

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  1. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    Just received this email alert from local news source:

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    Longtime journalist Helen Thomas dead at 92

    Longtime White House journalist Helen Thomas has died at age 92, sources told CNN Saturday.


    Longtime journalist Helen Thomas dead at 92

    By Mariano Castillo and Deb Krajnak, CNN

    updated 10:06 AM EDT, Sat July 20, 2013

    (CNN) -- Longtime White House journalist Helen Thomas has died at age 92, sources told CNN Saturday.

    Thomas covered 10 presidents over nearly half a century, and became a legend in the industry.

    She was a fixture at White House news conferences -- sitting front and center late in her career -- where she frequently exasperated government spokesmen with her pointed questions...

    http://www.cnn.com/2013/07/20/us/helen-thomas-obit/index.html
     
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  3. ScarlettScarpetta

    ScarlettScarpetta When the going gets tough, drink coffee

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    Wow. Rest in peace Helen..
     
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    fhc New Member

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    It won't be the same, ever again at the White House press conferences. Helen Thomas blazed a trail for women. She will not be forgotten.
    Known for always getting the last word, "Thank you, Mr. President"... Thank you, Helen Thomas. Rest in Peace.
     
  5. BetteDavisEyes

    BetteDavisEyes All the boys think she's a spy...

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    July 20, 2013 at 11:32 am

    Pioneering journalist, Wayne State grad Helen Thomas dies at 92

    Calvin Woodward/Associated Press

    Washington — Helen Thomas, the irrepressible White House correspondent who used her seat in the front row of history to grill nine presidents — often to their discomfort and was not shy about sharing her opinions, died Saturday. She was 92.

    Thomas, who died at her apartment in Washington, had been ill for a long time, and in and out of the hospital before coming home Thursday, according to a friend, Muriel Dobbin.

    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...

    From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130720/NATION/307200032#ixzz2ZbfC6bHN
     

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