The Life of White House Journalist Helen Thomas

Veteran US White House reporter Helen Th
Veteran US White House reporter Helen Th
WASHINGTON, UNITED STATES: Veteran US White House reporter Helen Thomas watches the arrival of the White House Christmas tree 29 November 2004 outside the presidential building in Washington. AFP PHOTO/Paul J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
This file photo shows reporter Helen Thomas as she
This file photo shows reporter Helen Thomas as she
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 19: This file photo shows reporter Helen Thomas as she questions former US President Ronald Reagan during a press conference at the White House 19 March,1987 in Washington, DC. This was the first press conference that Reagan had held since 19 November 1986, six days before the disclosure that profits from arm sales to Iran were diverted to the Contras. (Photo credit should read DON RYPKA/AFP/Getty Images)
Veteran United Press International (UPI) White Hou
Veteran United Press International (UPI) White Hou
WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 13: Veteran United Press International (UPI) White House reporter Helen Thomas pauses during a television interview in front of the White House 12 May 1992. The 85-year-old wire service was put on the auction block 12 May in bankruptcy court in Rutland, Vermont. (Photo credit should read J. DAVID AKE/AFP/Getty Images)
Arab American Institute Foundation Holds Kahil Gibran "Spirit of Humanity" Awards.
Arab American Institute Foundation Holds Kahil Gibran "Spirit of Humanity" Awards.
WASHINGTON Ð April 23: Activist, Bianca Jagger and Curt Goering, Deputy Exec. Dir., Amnisty International USA and former White House reporter, Helen Thomas chat at The Arab American Institute Foundation's Kahil Gibran "Spirit of Humanity" Awards dinner April 23, 2003 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rebecca Roth/Getty Images)
Arab American Institute Foundation Holds Kahil Gibran "Spirit of Humanity" Awards.
Arab American Institute Foundation Holds Kahil Gibran "Spirit of Humanity" Awards.
WASHINGTON Ð April 23: Actress Wendi Malick chats with former White House reporter, Helen Thomas at The Arab American Institute Foundation's Kahil Gibran "Spirit of Humanity" Awards dinner April 23, 2003 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rebecca Roth/Getty Images)
Arab American Institute Foundation Holds Kahil Gibran "Spirit of Humanity" Awards.
Arab American Institute Foundation Holds Kahil Gibran "Spirit of Humanity" Awards.
WASHINGTON Ð April 23: Nora Boustany, Washington Post staff writer presnts fellow former White House scribe, Helen Thomas with the "Award of Excellence" at The Arab American Institute Foundation's Kahil Gibran "Spirit of Humanity" Awards dinner April 23, 2003 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Rebecca Roth/Getty Images)
White House Press Secretary Ari Fleische
White House Press Secretary Ari Fleische
White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, who has served US President George W. Bush 2.5 years since taking office, smiles after saying "Good-Bye" to the Senior White House Correspondent Helen Thomas(L) who has covered every US President since John F. Kennedy as he chats with reporters during a White House Press Room farewell party 14 July 2003 in Washington, DC, his final day serving as White House Spokesman. AFP Photo/Paul J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J.RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Bob Schieffer Receives Award In Washington
Bob Schieffer Receives Award In Washington
WASHINGTON D.C. - APRIL 14: Helen Thomas and Virginia Daly attend the American News Women's Club 12th Annual Roast & Toast where Bob Schieffer received the 2004 ANWC Helen Thomas Award For Excellence in Journalism or Outstanding Public Service on Wednesday April 14, 2004 in Washington, D.C.. (Photo by Stephen Boitano/Getty Images)
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US President Bill Clinton (C) listens to the music
WASHINGTON, : US President Bill Clinton (C) listens to the music of Earth Wind and Fire joined by former UPI White House reporter Helen Thomas (L) and Her Royal Highness Lalla Meryem (R), sister of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, at the White House 20 June, 2000 in Washington, DC. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Tim SLOAN (Photo credit should read TIM SLOAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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US President BIll Clinton (C) and President-elect
US President BIll Clinton (C) and President-elect
WASHINGTON, : US President BIll Clinton (C) and President-elect George W. Bush(L) speak with reporter Helen Thomas(R) during meetings 19 December, 2000 at the White House in Washington, DC for discussions on the transition to power on 20 January 2001. Bush will meet later with US Vice President Al Gore, the man he defeated in the election. AFP PHOTO/Paul J. RICHARDS (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Bill Clinton answers question from re
US President Bill Clinton answers question from re
WASHINGTON, : US President Bill Clinton answers question from reporter Helen Thomas, 30 April during a press conference at the White House in Washington, DC. Clinton spoke on variety of subjects including the economy, the ongoing investigation by independent counsel Kenneth Starr, tobacco legislation and the embargo on Cuba. AFP PHOTO/LUKE FRAZZA (Photo credit should read LUKE FRAZZA/AFP/Getty Images)
Smoke billows from candles on a birthday cake that
Smoke billows from candles on a birthday cake that
WASHINGTON, : Smoke billows from candles on a birthday cake that have been blown out by US President Bill Clinton (L) and UPI reporter Helen Thomas (R) during a surprise 75th birthday party for Thomas in the Briefing Room at the White House 04 August. Vice President Al Gore (rear) was also in attendance. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Glamour Magazine Salutes The 2004 "Women Of The Year"
Glamour Magazine Salutes The 2004 "Women Of The Year"
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 8: Lifetime Achievement honoree news reporter Helen Thomas attends the 15th Annual Glamour "Women of the Year" Awards at the American Museum of Natural History November 8, 2004 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
FILE PHOTO: Helen Thomas Retires After Controversial Remarks On Israel
FILE PHOTO: Helen Thomas Retires After Controversial Remarks On Israel
WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 12: (FILE PHOTO) Veteran White House journalist Helen Thomas listens during the White House daily briefing at the White House briefing room November 12, 2008 in Washington, DC. Thomas, 89, announced her retirement as a columnist for Hearst News Service June 7, 2010 after controversial comments she made about Israel created an uproar. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Veteran White House reporter Helen Thoma
Veteran White House reporter Helen Thoma
Veteran White House reporter Helen Thomas (C) arrives with journalist Craig Crawford (R) for the 2010 White House Correspondents May 1, 2010 at a hotel in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/Mandel NGAN (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Helen Thomas reads thru her stack of mor
Helen Thomas reads thru her stack of mor
Helen Thomas reads thru her stack of morning newspapers at her desk inside the White House briefing room March 27, 2009 as she waits for the daily briefing by US President Barack Obama's Press Secretary Robert Gibbs. Thomas is an American news service reporter, a Hearst Newspapers columnist, and member of the White House Press Corps. She served for fifty-seven years as a United Press International (UPI) correspondent and, later, White House bureau chief for UPI. Thomas has covered every president since John F. Kennedy. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Outgoing White House Press Secretary Ton
Outgoing White House Press Secretary Ton
Outgoing White House Press Secretary Tony Snow (R) talks with longtime White House reporter and columnist Helen Thomas after his final daily press briefing in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC, 12 September 2007. Snow's last day on the job is 14 September. AFP PHOTO/Saul LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Veteran White House reporter and columni
Veteran White House reporter and columni
Veteran White House reporter and columnist Helen Thomas poses for photographers as she leaves the White House in Washington, DC, 16 October 2007. AFP PHOTO/SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)
Veteran DC Journalist Helen Thomas Returns To Work
Veteran DC Journalist Helen Thomas Returns To Work
WASHINGTON - NOVEMBER 12: Veteran White House journalist Helen Thomas, (front) waits prior to the White House daily briefing at the White House briefing room November 12, 2008 in Washington, DC. Thomas has returned to the White House the first time since she has a stomach infection in May, 2008. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)
Helen Thomas (born August 4, 1920) a Hea
Helen Thomas (born August 4, 1920) a Hea
Helen Thomas (born August 4, 1920) a Hearst Newspapers columnist, who is famous for working for UPI and breaking workplace barriers as a female reporter in her youth covering all US Presidents since John F. Kennedy, listens during US President Barack Obama's second press conference since coming into office, inside the East Room of the White House March 24, 2009 in Washington. AFP Photo/Paul J. Richards (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)
Helen Thomas Retires After Controversial Remarks On Israel
Helen Thomas Retires After Controversial Remarks On Israel
A small name plate assigns places the center seat on the front row of the Brady Press Briefing Room to veteran Hearst Newspapers journalist Helen Thomas in the West Wing of the White House June 7, 2010 in Washington, DC. Thomas retired Monday after making remarks in May suggesting that Israeli Jews should get the hell out of Palestine and return to Germany and Poland or wherever they came from. Often called the 'Dean of the White House Press Corps,' Thomas, 89, has covered the White House since 1960 after reporting on John F. Kennedy's presidential campaign. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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