Calling on Helen

Friday, March 24, 2006


The President took questions this week – from the public, from military families, and from members of the Washington press corp. And not just any member of the press – Helen Thomas got to ask a question, after three years of being purposefully ignored in the briefings. Why now? With approval ratings down, why give an outspoken critic the chance to pose a difficult question? New York Newsday columnist James Pinkerton explains his theory to Bob.

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