The President With His Head Up His Ass made a surprise appearance at the National Conference for Media Reform and gave one of his typical brain-addled speeches. It’s guaranteed to make you laugh. Then Helen Thomas asked him a few questions:
As Huha said in closing, “If there’s questions that has not been answered that’s not my fault.”
Now stop laughing and watch or listen to Helen Thomas answering questions put to her at the conference by Amy Goodman. The interview aired this morning on Democracy Now! Thomas is withering about Huha and his regime, and about the mainstream media’s craven acceptance of the invasion of Iraq — before the war, during its early years, and for a long time afterward. She didn’t use the word “complicity,” but others have. It’s clearly what she meant. She also talks about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Nixon pardon, Bill Clinton, etc.
And here’s a bunch of video excerpts from the conference, featuring Bill Moyers’s keynote address and speeches by political luminaries from Bernie Sanders to Jesse Jackson and celebrities from Jane Fonda and Danny Glover to Geena Davis.