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‘Who Do I Hate Today?’

The Media Research Center has swung open the doors of the special warehouse it uses for preserving the biased comments of Helen Thomas. From the archives:

“Ari, does the President think that the Palestinians have a right to resist 35 years of brutal military occupation and suppression?”

— Helen Thomas’s question to White House press secretary Ari Fleischer, April 1, 2002.

“I censored myself for 50 years….Now I wake up and ask myself, ‘Who do I hate today?’…I have never covered a President who actually wanted to go to war. Bush’s policy of pre-emptive war is immoral – such a policy would legitimize Pearl Harbor. It’s as if they learned none of the lessons from Vietnam….Where is the outrage?”

— Hearst White House columnist Helen Thomas speaking at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) on November 4, 2002 and quoted on MIT’s Web site two days later.

“I’m a liberal, I was born a liberal, and I will be a liberal ’til the day I die.”

— Longtime UPI White House reporter Helen Thomas, now a columnist for Hearst newspapers, in a Q&A published in the Philadelphia Inquirer, November 5, 2006.

John J. Miller, the national correspondent for National Review and host of its Great Books podcast, is the director of the Dow Journalism Program at Hillsdale College. He is the author of A Gift of Freedom: How the John M. Olin Foundation Changed America.


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