‘Fox and Friends’ Discusses FNC Getting Helen Thomas’s Seat in White House Pressroom

It’s safe to say that columnist Helen Thomas is not a favorite figure in the White House pressroom as far as conservatives are concerned. On Wednesday morning, the “Fox & Friends” crew discussed the revelation that the Fox News Channel has asked for a better seat during gaggles and pressers in the newly renovated pressroom once it’s completed, one in the front row in fact.

Co-host Steve Doocy mentioned that FNC and another cable outlet have asked for this privilege, but as the new design only includes one more front-row seat, Helen Thomas would have to be kicked out of her chair to accommodate both outlets.

This set up a comical discussion between the gang, including a viewer poll about the issue (video available here).

Doocy at one point commented, “She’s not really a reporter anymore; she’s a commentator.”

Brian Kilmeade entered the discussion saying, “She’s an agitator.”

Doocy replied:

She is an agitator. She gets things going. Tony Snow doesn’t need a cup of coffee in the morning.

Later, Doocy reported the unofficial results of the e-mail poll, and he stated that of the 300 messages they'd received, “I cannot find one person who thinks Helen Thomas should keep her front-row chair there.”

Gretchen Carlson chimed in: “Who should get the seat? The cable news company with the highest ratings.”

Nah. That makes too much sense.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.