Helen Thomas: Who do they think we are, puppets?

Helen Thomas to CNSNews on the unprecedented lengths the Obama White House goes to to control the press.

"Nixon didn't try to do that," Thomas said. "They couldn't control (the media). They didn't try. What the hell do they think we are, puppets?".

Thomas made her comments after this week's carefully-orchestrated "town hall" meeting on Obamacare.

"I'm not saying there has never been managed news before, but this is carried to fare-thee-well--for the town halls, for the press conferences. It's blatant. They don't give a damn if you know it or not. They ought to be hanging their heads in shame."

Helen Thomas to CNSNews on the unprecedented lengths the Obama White House goes to to control the press.

"Nixon didn't try to do that," Thomas said. "They couldn't control (the media). They didn't try. What the hell do they think we are, puppets?".

Thomas made her comments after this week's carefully-orchestrated "town hall" meeting on Obamacare.

"I'm not saying there has never been managed news before, but this is carried to fare-thee-well--for the town halls, for the press conferences. It's blatant. They don't give a damn if you know it or not. They ought to be hanging their heads in shame."