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Famed Reporter Helen Thomas Dies

July 20, 2013

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It is with sadness that we find out this morning that Helen Thomas has died at the age of 92.  Thomas was considered the dean of the White House press corps, as she was the longest-serving White House journalist. She reported on administrations since 1960, when she began covering then-President-elect John F. Kennedy and his family.

I have admired and respected Helen Thomas all my life. She demonstrated what a tenacious, and credible White House reporter is all about.

When I was a teenager, and started watching the presidential press conferences there was always the first question coming from Thomas.  And it was never a softball, but rather one that at times set the tone for the rest of the conference.  She was never shy about finding out the truth, and holding leaders of this country, regardless of party, to the same standard.  Do not cover, dodge, and weave.  Instead speak the truth to the nation.

She set a standard that remains the epitome of what being a White House reporter is all about.  May she rest in peace.

 

 

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