So an 89 year-old woman loses her job for saying idiotic things extemporaneously. I don't really care. What is odd, though, was that I realized that, considering the regard Helen Thomas was held in, the years she put in at her job and all that...I have never read a single article she has written.
I don't even remember ever seeing her name or byline. I know she spent most of her career working for UPI, but other than silly questions, what has this woman produced? Why did I know her name? Even before she killed her career?
David Frum has an interesting take.