Fox hosts: Kick Helen Thomas out of White House briefings, give Fox her seat
David Edwards and Mike Sheehan
Wednesday February 14, 2007
Fox News hosts suggest veteran journalist Helen Thomas, famed for her uncompromising approach to asking tough questions, should be ousted from her seat at White House press briefings.
"She's not really a reporter anymore ... I don't know exactly what she does," quips one Fox host, prompting another to say "she's an agitator."
Later, with faux audience applause in the background, one of the hosts remarks "the cable news network with the highest ratings" (i.e., Fox) should get Thomas' seat.
Helen Thomas isn't a reporter?
Well, replacing her with anybody from Faux News certainly won't make reporters out of them
. I don't understand Faux's problem with Helen...they've got their Faux News stooge in Tony Snow. Sounds like Faux is afraid Helen may ask Tony Snow a tough question and he won't be able to wiggle out from under it...kind of like his master GWB tries to do at press conferences when Helen asks him