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Helen Thomas On The Role Of The Reporter:

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"[Presidents] hate the press really...Everything they do is accountable to the American people and that's why we're there. We're the watchdogs. And I think everything belongs to the public domain practically, except for where the atomic arsenal is." [NPR]

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PaintedTrollop
PaintedTrollop

If only that were still true, Helen.

NPR being an example of how not-true that role is any more. They called in David Horowitz to do a rebuttal on Howard Zinn's memory, something they didn't deem necessary to do when William F. Buckley kicked off. William F got glowing tributes - and Howard Zinn got pissed on by Horowitz. Screw you, NPR.