Helen Thomas Slaps The Talking Penis, And The Press Whores Too
The issue [of Rove's orders to dump Lott] surfaced at a White House briefing yesterday morning, when Fleischer complained to the assembled reporters about "assertions that are not backed up."
"Just because they're not backed up doesn't mean they're not true," cracked CBS's Bill Plante.
"Well, that's a heck of a standard for thorough, probing journalism," Fleischer said.
"Taking your word for it is not a standard either," retorted columnist Helen Thomas.