Americans for Limited Government and Net Right Nation are rightfully indignant at this:
Americans for Limited Government is appalled that an employee of the NBC news network apparently felt it was appropriate to send an email to an ALG employee, in response to a standard news release, saying, “Bite me, Jew Boy.”
According to ALG records, the email came from the Blackberry and email address of Jane Stone, a producer for NBC’s Dateline. The email was sent to Alex Rosenwald, the ALG Director of Media Outreach. The news release to which Ms Stone apparently responded was one in which ALG called upon Congress to defund ACORN.
Americans for Limited Government does not contend that NBC or its parent company GE, are anti-Semitic. What is highly disturbing, however, is that there clearly is a culture at NBC that has allowed this person who clearly has issues to go unchecked.
Back home, epithets such as this got this kind of treatment:
I had many Jewish friends and classmates. Sometimes things didn’t go according to plan. My brother made the mistake of calling a Jewish classmate a “Jew boy,” and same son of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob responded by fracturing his jaw. (That’s one way to deal with anti-Semitism!)
I doubt this would have happened if my brother had been my sister. But, AFAIK, my brother never make the mistake of hurling this epithet again.
NBC did an investigation and found that the email sent was “REMOVE ME FROM YOUR LIST!” and then ALG just made up that email. When outside groups challenged ALG to produce the electronic header of the email, they refused and said the story was over. NBC on the other hand produced their electronic header which proved the email was never sent.
ALG is on the right side of the issues, but the organization needs a house cleaning… This kind of stuff just discredits the right.