Helen Thomas has died

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    Just got a push text.
    Like her or not, she represents a huge string of US history and a bygone era in Washington.
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    Never much cared for her but she has a lot of "firsts" in her career. When she had her outbursts I did wonder if she could actually be a racist or was it just senility.
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    I think it was just old age. She probably did not care for Israel, and IMHO there is nothing wrong with holding personal opinions that go against the grain of what we're "supposed to believe" as Americans. However, a professional journalist is supposed to maintain at least the appearance of objectivity, and sadly (as many of us have seen in the elderly) that filter between your brain and mouth seems to weaken in the winter years.
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    May Jesus life death and resurrection give her family comfort
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    RIP.....what a life she had! :angel:
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