Helen Thomas Quotes About Response, Press, Democracy

Helen Thomas Quotes About Response, Press, Democracy

Helen Thomas Quotes

Helen Thomas Quotes:

You don’t spread democracy with a barrel of a gun.

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You don’t spread democracy through the barrel of a gun.

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When you speak of the press, of course, you have to speak of different segments of the press. Reporters, straight reporters, wire services, you stick to the facts; you don’t create the story, per se. You cover what is happening.

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We won’t really know what will happen until it happens.

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We in the press have a special role since there is no other institution in our society that can hold the President accountable. I do believe that our democracy can endure and prevail only if the American people are informed.

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We got the vote, which we should’ve been born with, in 1920. Everything we’ve had to struggle for – it’s ridiculous.

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We began to see the renovation of our offices as a subtle part of the Nixon war against the press.

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We are the only institution in our society that can question a president on a regular basis and make him accountable. Otherwise, he could be king.

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War makes strange bedfellows.

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Vice President Dick Cheney reportedly has been disturbed over what he sees as the erosion of presidential powers since the Watergate scandal and has urged Bush to take a stronger stand against what Cheney sees as congressional intrusions into the executive branch.

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Truman fired the popular Gen. Douglas MacArthur because he disobeyed orders in the Korean War. Johnson knew that he had reached the endgame in Vietnam when Gen. William Westmoreland, the top commander in Vietnam, requested 240,000 more troops in 1968 for the prolonged war that also could not be won.

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This is the worst President ever. He George W. Bush is the worst President in all of American history.

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There are better ways we can transform this virulent hatred – by living our ideals, the Peace Corps, exchange students, teachers, exporting our music, poetry, blue jeans.

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The White House used to belong to the American people. At least that’s what I learned from history books and from covering every president starting with John F. Kennedy.

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The United States has tried for years to live down President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s order during World War II to move Japanese-Americans on the West Coast to inland detention camps on grounds that they might be disloyal.

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The presidency awed me, but presidents do not. Perhaps I have always expected too much of them, but I believe that when they reach the highest office in the land, they should live up to the greatest honor that can come to a person in American political life. Some have stood the test better than others.

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Presidents hate the press. They hate me most of the time.

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Presidential power was overruled by the high bench in July 1974, when President Nixon was ordered to turn over some audio tapes of his White House conversations, including the ‘smoking gun’ tape of June 23, 1972, that revealing the Watergate cover up.

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President Bush has asserted the right to wiretap and eavesdrop on any American without a warrant in the name of fighting terrorism. He has asserted presidential power beyond stated constitutional rights, and there is no Republican gutsy enough to call his hand.

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People will never know how hard it is to get information, especially if it’s locked up behind official doors where, if politicians had their way, they’d stamp ‘top secret’ on the color of the walls.

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Maybe the Jefferson case will give members of Congress second thoughts the next time they get ready to legislate away the rights of ordinary Americans.

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Many voters think about the makeup of the Supreme Court when they are choosing a president. The justices deal not only with constitutional issues but also with social issues that were unknown to the founding fathers who wrote the Constitution more than 200 years ago.

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I’ve never covered the president in any way other than that he is ultimately responsible.

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It’s time for women to make their voices heard. Their silence on the subject of war and peace is deafening.

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It’s like I say to young people who ask me about going into journalism: If you want to be loved, don’t go into this business.

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I’m of Arab background.

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I’m not anti-Jewish; I’m anti-Zionist.

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I’m decrepit but I don’t want to give up, and I love my work.

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I’m covering the worst president in American history.

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If we care about the children, the grandchildren, the future generations, we need to make sure that they do not become the cannon fodder of the future.

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I wrote that President Bush is passing on to President-elect Obama two wars and an economic debacle. I call it a depression. And he is arming Israel against the Palestinians in every way in Gaza.

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I was in Independence, Missouri when Johnson signed the Medicare bill, with Truman standing there. Truman had first proposed Medicare, but couldn’t get it through.

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I think that presidents deserve to be questioned. Maybe irreverently, most of the time. Bring ’em down a size. You see a president, ask a question. You have one chance in the barrel. Don’t blow it.

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