Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Helen Thomas in Ann Arbor

Helen Thomas, a veteran White House reporter who has covered the administrations of 10 U.S. presidents since John F. Kennedy, shared tales of her nearly 60 years as a journalist tonight at the Michigan Theater in downtown Ann Arbor. Known for her sharp humor and candid views, she didn't shy away from her usual feisty ways.

"I think the real cause of our financial catastrophe is Republicans," she said at one point in the night, drawing applause.

"Everyone with a laptop these days thinks they're a journalist, and everyone with a cell phone thinks they're a photographer," she said at another point, drawing laughs (yes, I was on my laptop 10 feet from her and tweeting from my cell phone).

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