Worth linking since the story’s already out there and it comes from a reporter at a major paper who seems to have witnessed it herself. Even so, especially after TV Newser and HuffPo uncritically posted the John Gibson “bright blue scrotum” smear, I’m erring on the side of out-of-context until there’s a full write-up.

Bobby Jindal was ‘pitiful,’ Helen Thomas tells film crew, right before making a ‘Slumdog Millionaire’ crack

Could be that the two comments were wholly unrelated, e.g., “What’d you think of Jindal?” and “What’d you think of the Oscars?” As, ahem, “opinionated” as St. Helen is, she’s not so stupid as to barf something like this up in public, especially with cameras rolling — I think. Exercise caution. Exit question: Come now, we’re talking about a woman here who was “born a liberal.” How could she possibly be racist?

Update: An update from Christina Bellantoni. Verdict: Case tossed out due to lack of evidence!