re. Helen Thomas, RIP

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Charles I am fortunate to have met Helen Thomas one time. It was a reception at the French Ambassador’s house in Washington, D.C. She had been giving the administration fits with her tough questions about the just-started Iraq war — doing the kind of job literally no other Washington obsequious lapdog journalist would dare do. I spoke with her briefly, told her of my admiration for her work, told her who I was working for. She smiled her great smile, spoke of her admiration for Ron Paul, and said how much she hated the wars. I thought of her often after that, of what happened to her for expressing views that were not accepted by those with power. She will be missed and, sadly, with her goes that last bit of independence in the Washington media cesspool.

3:18 pm on July 20, 2013