Thursday, December 06, 2007

The Return Of Helen Thomas

Helen Thomas, my favorite White House press corp reporter, had this to say about bloggers in a Huffington Post interview the other day (emphasis added):

Q - Do you think technology is changing that? That a good reporter will always find a venue because there are so many media outlets now?

A - No, but I do think it is kind of sad when everybody who owns a laptop thinks they're a journalist and doesn't understand the ethics. We do have to have some sense of what's right and wrong in this job. Of how far we can go. We don't make accusations without absolute proof. We're not prosecutors. We don't assume.

Q - So if there's this amateur league of journalists out there, trying to do what you do...

A - It's dangerous.

What a deluded, self serving, sorry excuse for a reporter this woman is. If only she would hold herself to these ethical ideals.

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