White House Press Corps lifer Helen Thomas announced her retirement today, in the wake of her controversial comments last week that Israeli Jews ought to "get the hell out of Palestine" and return to Germany and Poland. On Twitter, the talking heads have talked about little else.
The American Conservative's Michael Dougherty offers a one-sentence summation:
BREAKING: Helen Thomas gives news cycle another reason to talk about her.
Blogger delrayser gets in what might be the most subtle zing of the day.
Helen Thomas announces retirement. Good for her, going out on top like that.
Seth Michaels of Media Matters for America is thinking one step ahead.
cue WorldNetDaily lawsuit over not getting Helen Thomas' briefing room seat in 3...2...1...
If only we knew what the heck The American Prospect's Adam Serwer is talking about.
Too bad that whole "Bush experimented with torture" story came out the day Helen Thomas decided to quit
Meanwhile, blogger Miles Grant scoffs at the adage that the most important thing a journalist can have is curiosity...
dontcaredontcaredontcare RT @pwire: The clearest sign Sarah Palin may run for president in 2012?
We can't prove it, but we suspect Joseph Weisenthal of Business Insider was looking at Wikipedia when he wrote this tweet...
Tzipi Livini? She GANGSTA!
And finally, The American Prospect's Tim Fernholz and Reuters's Felix Salmon prove themselves to be an unstoppable problem-solving team.
Any tips on improvising a steamer in your kitchen?
@TimFernholz you mean beyond just putting a collander over a simmering pan of water?
That is the consensus solution! RT@felixsalmon @TimFernholz you mean beyond just putting a collander over a simmering pan of water?