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lumberjack_jeff Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-19-09 10:46 AM
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4. Thomas is consistent.
She has spent her entire career holding power accountable.
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  -Helen Thomas is Jumping the Shark berni_mccoy  Oct-19-09 10:41 AM   #0 
  - Next person who says "jumping the shark" gets my foot up his ass.  imdjh   Oct-19-09 10:44 AM   #1 
  - Unless you have three feet  lumberjack_jeff   Oct-19-09 10:47 AM   #6 
  - Has the phrase "jumping the shark" jumped the shark??  brendan120678   Oct-19-09 11:04 AM   #18 
  - Nice to see this.  redqueen   Oct-19-09 11:13 AM   #21 
  - That's kinda the trifecta of intellectual slobbery, inn't it??  cliffordu   Oct-19-09 11:39 AM   #29 
  - Well...  Caliman73   Oct-19-09 01:14 PM   #65 
     - Dude, that hurt.  asdjrocky   Oct-19-09 03:54 PM   #85 
  - Your foot just jumped the shark  berni_mccoy   Oct-19-09 11:56 AM   #38 
  - thank you!  ellenfl   Oct-19-09 12:04 PM   #42 
  - All these comments are  The Wizard   Oct-19-09 03:23 PM   #78 
     - i KNOW where that one came from. and it's 'pale'. eom  ellenfl   Oct-19-09 07:27 PM   #105 
  - 'jumping the shark' has jumped the shark. Damn you Fonzi! n/t  Subdivisions   Oct-19-09 12:06 PM   #48 
  - Jumping the shark!!!! nt  JamesA1102   Oct-19-09 12:20 PM   #55 
  - How 'bout "Hoppin' the Silver Balloon"  SoCalDem   Oct-19-09 06:20 PM   #96 
  - "foot up ass" has jumped the shark  mkultra   Oct-19-09 09:07 PM   #109 
  - Helen thomas is a gadlfy. we love here now because of Bush  mkultra   Oct-19-09 09:09 PM   #111 
  - how bout an extra punch for anyone using "uber" before finishing their description?  MrMickeysMom   Oct-19-09 09:16 PM   #112 
  - in her statements - is she defending Fox as a "journalistic entity" or questioning whether  DrDan   Oct-19-09 10:44 AM   #2 
  - She defended them as "the messenger". Of what, I ask?  berni_mccoy   Oct-19-09 11:45 AM   #31 
     - They're the messenger of the corporate pro-fascist elements in the GOP.  Overseas   Oct-19-09 12:16 PM   #53 
        - HA! Nice Spin for Helen. If only that's what she had meant (and you know it's not)  berni_mccoy   Oct-19-09 12:22 PM   #59 
           - I actually did think she meant Fox is the messenger of the hard right fringe.  Overseas   Oct-19-09 04:42 PM   #91 
  - the Obama administration just elevated the importance of FOX.  jonnyblitz   Oct-19-09 10:45 AM   #3 
  - Thomas is consistent.  lumberjack_jeff   Oct-19-09 10:46 AM   #4 
  - And others been pretty consistent supporting her when repukes are in charge  hughee99   Oct-19-09 10:53 AM   #14 
  - I wonder if Ms. Thomas is being consistent by not singling Fox out from all the other BS outlets?  omega minimo   Oct-19-09 09:08 PM   #110 
  - I was discussing this with my friend today. He had to try this - past practice of ignoring them  NRaleighLiberal   Oct-19-09 10:46 AM   #5 
  - Unrecommended, Although I Disagree With Her On This  NashVegas   Oct-19-09 10:47 AM   #7 
  - Helen Thomas has been around long enough that dismissing her concerns...  mike_c   Oct-19-09 10:48 AM   #8 
  - Totally Agree.  earthlite   Oct-19-09 10:52 AM   #11 
  - Whatever.  YOY   Oct-19-09 10:54 AM   #16 
     - A lot of people believe Jeff Rense and Art Bell but  earthlite   Oct-19-09 11:17 AM   #22 
        - I doubt anyone is going to check out fox because the president's crew says the obvious.  YOY   Oct-19-09 11:22 AM   #23 
           - respectfully agreeing to disagree  earthlite   Oct-19-09 11:27 AM   #25 
              - Nope.  YOY   Oct-19-09 11:30 AM   #26 
  - Republican Presidents and the Republican Party  hfojvt   Oct-19-09 11:05 AM   #19 
  - She called Fox "the messenger". Of what?  berni_mccoy   Oct-19-09 11:47 AM   #32 
  - Agree.  emilyg   Oct-19-09 02:02 PM   #73 
  - You're absolutely correct, but the resident knee-jerkers see only an "attack" on Obama.  Stinky The Clown   Oct-19-09 04:39 PM   #89 
  - No doubt, Helen is a bit sensitive about Presidents getting after journalists for perceived biases.  Buzz Clik   Oct-19-09 10:50 AM   #9 
  - i agree  paulsby   Oct-19-09 11:37 AM   #28 
  - So, calling out Fox is wrong because Helen Thomas takes their side?  geek tragedy   Oct-19-09 12:05 PM   #45 
     - I'll never understand why the wild extrapolations are necessary. No, I didn't say that.  Buzz Clik   Oct-19-09 01:47 PM   #70 
        - So he's wrong to call AHIP on their dishonesty?  geek tragedy   Oct-19-09 03:44 PM   #82 
  - you are making unfounded assumptions  paulsby   Oct-19-09 10:50 AM   #10 
  - She *did* defend Fox.  berni_mccoy   Oct-19-09 11:49 AM   #33 
     - oh please  paulsby   Oct-19-09 11:52 AM   #35 
     - It's what she said. She didn't come out and disclaim that Fox wasn't news, just the opposite.  berni_mccoy   Oct-19-09 11:55 AM   #36 
        - just because she didn't ATTACK fox  paulsby   Oct-19-09 11:58 AM   #39 
           - I never said she should. She should have called them what they are. And *not* defended them  berni_mccoy   Oct-19-09 12:05 PM   #44 
              - except she didn't defend them  paulsby   Oct-19-09 12:09 PM   #49 
                 - She did. She validated them as a "news" organization.  berni_mccoy   Oct-19-09 12:11 PM   #51 
                    - you can twist and backpedal all you want  paulsby   Oct-19-09 12:13 PM   #52 
                       - The only one twisting and backpedalling is you. You obviously agree that Fox is just being  berni_mccoy   Oct-19-09 12:19 PM   #54 
                          - you obviously can't read  paulsby   Oct-19-09 12:20 PM   #56 
                             - Get caught in a tight spot? Insult.  berni_mccoy   Oct-19-09 12:22 PM   #60 
     - This is the same twisted logic that gets a lot of DUers declaring that NPR is a GOP mouthpiece.  Buzz Clik   Oct-19-09 01:49 PM   #72 
  - Fox News should be under investigation by the FCC  blogslut   Oct-19-09 10:52 AM   #12 
  - k&r  ecstatic   Oct-19-09 10:53 AM   #13 
  - faux got off the ground covering Bush I and the Clinton impeachment.  geckosfeet   Oct-19-09 10:53 AM   #15 
  - They are a journalistic entity--but call them for what they are a  OHdem10   Oct-19-09 10:59 AM   #17 
  - HA! They are a "journalistic entity"?!?! Really? I think you must work there if you believe that.  berni_mccoy   Oct-19-09 11:50 AM   #34 
  - You are not a blind follower  geek tragedy   Oct-19-09 12:06 PM   #47 
  - Someone should ask Helen what the difference is  lapfog_1   Oct-19-09 11:12 AM   #20 
  - Cocaine is a hell of a drug.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Oct-19-09 11:24 AM   #24 
  - Helen Thomas is doing what all Journalists should be doing - their fricking job!  LynneSin   Oct-19-09 11:33 AM   #27 
  - By siding with Fox News and constantly belittling the character of Obama?  geek tragedy   Oct-19-09 12:02 PM   #41 
  - By warning PO on faux? Saying you can't kill the messenger?  Cha   Oct-19-09 04:22 PM   #86 
  - I agree with the esteemed Ms. Thomas on this.  Occam Bandage   Oct-19-09 11:40 AM   #30 
  - Helen Thomas is obviously a fascist tool of the corporate puppetmasters.  Common Sense Party   Oct-19-09 11:56 AM   #37 
  - No one is saying that. But she does have a book to sell. And yes,  berni_mccoy   Oct-19-09 12:06 PM   #46 
  - So Thomas sides with Fox News against the Obama administration.  geek tragedy   Oct-19-09 12:01 PM   #40 
  - Lock step much?  blindpig   Oct-19-09 12:10 PM   #50 
     - Don't like the truth much?  berni_mccoy   Oct-19-09 12:21 PM   #58 
     - Not as much as the Helen Thomas cultists here, who decide to  geek tragedy   Oct-19-09 12:35 PM   #64 
        - Cultists?  blindpig   Oct-19-09 01:46 PM   #69 
        - St. Helen can do no wrong.  geek tragedy   Oct-19-09 03:42 PM   #80 
        - Says one of the biggest sycophants on DU.  Forkboy   Oct-19-09 02:24 PM   #75 
           - Whatever, asswipe. nt  geek tragedy   Oct-19-09 03:41 PM   #79 
              - The truth hurts.  Forkboy   Oct-19-09 06:13 PM   #94 
                 - LOL +1  cherokeeprogressive   Oct-19-09 06:22 PM   #97 
  - Helen Thomas: FDR was wrong for calling out Tokyo Rose.  geek tragedy   Oct-19-09 12:04 PM   #43 
  - Helen Thomas: Leave Britney alone.  HiFructosePronSyrup   Oct-19-09 12:20 PM   #57 
  - She was right then too.  blindpig   Oct-19-09 12:26 PM   #61 
     - Ugh. That was sarcasm.  geek tragedy   Oct-19-09 12:33 PM   #63 
        - I never thought of the Soviet Union as my enemy.  blindpig   Oct-19-09 01:42 PM   #68 
           - yeah, those missiles they had pointed at you were  geek tragedy   Oct-19-09 03:43 PM   #81 
  - I disagree. Fox "News" has been getting away with their crap for far too long.  Arkana   Oct-19-09 12:29 PM   #62 
  - Do you have a link to exactly what she said?  sabrina 1   Oct-19-09 01:18 PM   #66 
  - I'd take a kinder interpretation. Helen Thomas is warning BO not to do it again.  philly_bob   Oct-19-09 01:19 PM   #67 
  - People critiizing Helen Thomas for being protective of Obama are jumping the shark.  EFerrari   Oct-19-09 01:48 PM   #71 
  - I swear, these people are the shallowest idiots imaginable.  Forkboy   Oct-19-09 02:25 PM   #76 
  - No, the people who side with Fox News against a sitting Democratic  geek tragedy   Oct-19-09 03:50 PM   #83 
     - The world isn't the simplistic, binary unreality that exists in your tiny brain.  Forkboy   Oct-19-09 06:14 PM   #95 
     - You've written that about a braziallion times on this thread  EFerrari   Oct-19-09 07:22 PM   #99 
  - How is Helen Thomas being protective  Cha   Oct-19-09 04:26 PM   #88 
  - Whatever handwringers. Fox should not be accorded the respect given to a legitimate news  TheKentuckian   Oct-19-09 02:04 PM   #74 
  - I must have missed the part were Helen said she respected Faux  EFerrari   Oct-19-09 03:00 PM   #77 
     - She's criticizing Obama for not respecting Fox News. nt  geek tragedy   Oct-19-09 03:51 PM   #84 
     - Wow, Fox has nothing on you, does it?  kiva   Oct-19-09 04:39 PM   #90 
     - Show me the words.  EFerrari   Oct-19-09 07:23 PM   #100 
     - She said "you can't kill the messenger." What  Cha   Oct-19-09 04:24 PM   #87 
        - She didn't say it was wrong to kill the messenger. She said it can't be done.  EFerrari   Oct-19-09 07:25 PM   #102 
           - Others disagree..as do I..  Cha   Oct-19-09 08:54 PM   #107 
              - Fine. But beating up on Helen Thomas for something she didn't say is stupid.  EFerrari   Oct-19-09 10:54 PM   #115 
  - Journalists protect their own  Nederland   Oct-19-09 04:48 PM   #92 
  - "Obama's winnable war on Fox News" by Michael Tomasky  Cha   Oct-19-09 05:06 PM   #93 
  - "Why the White House is 100% Right t o Challenge Fox News (#1 Rated Diary @ DailyKos Right Now)"  Cha   Oct-19-09 07:06 PM   #98 
  - She's a journalist  varelse   Oct-19-09 07:25 PM   #101 
  - With a book to sell.  berni_mccoy   Oct-19-09 07:26 PM   #104 
  - Calling them out only legitimized them more and gave them ammunition imo  Mari333   Oct-19-09 07:26 PM   #103 
  - Looks like GD:P is leaking. n/t  QC   Oct-19-09 07:54 PM   #106 
  - Check it again..it's you.  Cha   Oct-19-09 11:22 PM   #116 
  - THIS is why we can't have nice things!!!  flvegan   Oct-19-09 09:03 PM   #108 
  - Oh bullshit.  Lyric   Oct-19-09 09:25 PM   #113 
  - In other news Fox, Rush, and Beck experience record ratings boost  madville   Oct-19-09 09:28 PM   #114 
     - I'm glad the White House is confronting faux on their rw  Cha   Oct-19-09 11:31 PM   #117 
 

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