Newspapers ... serve as chimnies to carry off noxious vapors and smoke

ChronicleWednesday, June 9, 2010 The Foundation "Newspapers ... serve as chimnies to carry off noxious vapors and smoke." --Thomas Jefferson

Dezinformatsia The death of a "journalist": "Tell them to get the hell out of Palestine. Remember, these people [the Palestinians] are occupied and it's their land and it's not Germany and it's not Poland. ... They should go home. ... [To] Poland. Germany. And America and everywhere else." --former White House press corpse reporter Helen Thomas, who retired from Hearse Newspapers in the wake of her unbelievably idiotic comments were caught on video1 during a Jewish Heritage Celebration held at the White House on May 27

Too late for fake apologies: "I deeply regret my comments I made last week regarding the Israelis and the Palestinians. They do not reflect my heart-felt belief that peace will come to the Middle East only when all parties recognize the need for mutual respect and tolerance. May that day come soon." --the now-retired Helen Thomas

The backup singers: "Helen Thomas has broken down many barriers for women.... She has a lifelong achievement ... in journalism. Should that count for anything?" --CNN's Don Lemon

"I think you cut her slack at 89. ... Her career shouldn't be defined at what she said at 89. I would hate for this to be the lead in her obituary 10 years from now." --MSNBC's Joe Scarborough

Blame Bush: "[T]he truth is, that right now we have precisely the regulatory system that the Bush-Cheney administration wanted. Full of loopholes, full of cronies and lobbyists filling the very agencies they're supposed to be overseeing the industry. ... It is absolutely a thousand percent Bush-Cheney's fault." --Huffington Post's Arianna Huffington on the oil spill

Female chauvinism: "And it is men -- not to be too gender specific here -- but there, there is a male factor here. I've we seen it in our own recent history. What is it about testosterone that gets us into war?" --NBC's Andrea Mitchell More: