Twittering Helen Thomas

Washington Times White House correspondent Christina Bellantoni has online conservatives a-Twitter with some overheard snippets of a Helen Thomas interview, including what may well be a racially-tinged joke about Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-La.).

Around noon today Bellantoni noted via Twitter:

breaking Helen Thomas tells filmcrew Bush worst POTUS in history, "too many people are dead" in Iraq sez Kennedy, Johnson best #whpresscorps

Coming from someone who constantly complains about how many soldiers President Bush "killed" by invading and occupying Iraq, it's odd that Thomas considers two Vietnam era presidents to be among the best presidents in American history.

A few moments later Bellantoni added a tweet that hinted at a racially insensitive crack Thomas may have made about Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R):

Bobby Jindal was 'pitiful,' Helen Thomas tells film crew, right before making a 'Slumdog Millionaire' crack

Conservative blogger Jim Treacher joked in reply:

It's weird that Helen Thomas could be racist against people from India, considering she used to date Mahatma Ghandi.

Below I've appended all of Bellantoni's tweets relating to Thomas's interview in reverse chronological order:

  • In re: lots of Thomas questions - I overheard taping by a film crew fr Barcelona, & didn't get exact quote and don't know when taping, sorry
  • Bobby Jindal was 'pitiful,' Helen Thomas tells film crew, right before making a 'Slumdog Millionaire' crack
  • Helen Thomas tells film crew Obama "needs more courage" #whpresscorps #journotwits
  • Thomas says Cheney "sinister" #whpresscorps
  • Thomas says "it doesn't matter" that #whpresscorps "thought i was weird" says, "i don't need to be a heroine."
  • breaking Helen Thomas tells filmcrew Bush worst POTUS in history, "too many people are dead" in Iraq sez Kennedy, Johnson best #whpresscorps
Ken Shepherd
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