Ed Driscoll

COMPARE AND CONTRAST THESE TWO

COMPARE AND CONTRAST THESE TWO DRUDGE HEADLINES:

CBS News Post-Speech Poll Gives Bush Major Boost…

Veteran White House correspondent Helen Thomas: W. Bush ‘is the worst president in all of American history’…

Helen, here’s a fork; you’re done.

UPDATE: James Taranto writes, in Best of the Web Today:

Helen Thomas, American journalism’s crazy old aunt in the attic, apparently is quoted in the Torrance (Calif.) Daily Breeze as saying President Bush “is the worst president in all of American history.” We say “apparently” because we haven’t actually been able to click through to the link; readers of the Drudge Report seem to have overwhelmed the Breeze’s servers. The Wall Street Journal Survey on Presidents, conducted in 2000, found that James Buchanan, who served one term (1857-61) ranked as the worst president in American history. Unfortunately, we’re not old enough to remember how Helen Thomas covered his administration.

Heh.