From Pine View Farm

Helen Thomas 2

I sort of vaguely remember her from presidential press conferences when I was a young ‘un.

Never was really impressed with her; neither her nor my advancing age lessened my lack of impression.

The few times I worked up the nerve actually to watch a presidential press conference (John Kennedy held them regularly and I usually watched–I was too young to know to turn them off–he, at least, knew how to tell a joke), I found her no less annoying than any other self-fluffing Washington White House reporter, even when she was justly tweaking King George the Wurst.

But she was cyber-lynched over a few off-hand remarks by the Nation-of-Israel-Can-Do-No-Wrong bunch.

Frankly, there is no nation that can do no wrong and few nations that do mostly right.

It’s called human nature and, most of the time, if one thinks critically about it, humans are annoying, if not downright depressing. Fortunately, most of us are able to suspend critical thought for day-to-day life. It is a necessary defense against insanity.

James Wolcott does the post-mortem.



  1. Rock Roll

    June 11, 2010 at 7:03 am

    The Palestinians should leave the Israelis alone and go back to where they came from.

  2. Frank

    June 11, 2010 at 11:11 am

    (Scratching head)  Rock, I can’t figure out whether or not you’re being facetious.

    The Palestinians do indeed want to go back to Palestine.