Monday, August 01, 2005
Helen Thomas is miffed. What she thought was an off-the-record conversation with the editor of the Washington, D.C. newspaper, THE HILL, Albert Eisele, turned out to be very much on the record.
"I'll never talk to a reporter again!" Thomas was overheard saying. "We were just talking -- I was ranting -- and he wrote about it. That isn't right. We all say stuff we don't want printed," Thomas said.
That's right, Helen. We all say "stuff" and sometimes reporters (you, for instance), write down and publish them for the whole world to see. It's a shame reporters have this false notion about the right to know about somebody else as opposed to the right to know about"me".
Helen is a public figure and an opinion maker just as much as are the President and Vice-President of the United States. We have every right to know what they really think. We have every right to know what Helen really thinks, too. And if that comes at the expense of her privacy and trust in her own kind... oh, well.
How's it feel, Hellen? Turn about is fair play in politics and journalism. What was that saying Truman had, "If you can't stand the heat, get out of the kitchen." Many things are cooked up in the kitchen we call Washington. If you are not going to kill yourself maybe it's time for you to get out.
The life of Indigo Red is full of adventure. Tune in next time for the Further Adventures of Indigo Red.