Whoa; NBC Producer to anti-ACORN group employee: 'Bite me, Jew boy?'
What is Andrew Brietbart trying to do with the spectacular launch of his new website Big Government?
Not content with stinging ACORN and perhaps starting the ball rolling on bringing that thuggish group to its knees, the website now breaks the story of an NBC producer getting really nasty with an employee of an anti-ACORN group.
Matthew Vadum (he's been all over AT today) has the story:
Apparently NBC "Dateline" producer Jane Stone or someone else who has access to her Blackberry has a problem with groups that oppose ACORN and with an ethnocultural minority.
When Stone received an email urging Congress to defund ACORN from Alex Rosenwald, director of media outreach for Americans for Limited Government, the following sentence came back to Rosenwald from Stone's account: "Bite me, Jew Boy!"
I guess Stone never got the memo about being a good little tolerant liberal and promote multi-culturalism.
ALG issued a statement:
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.What is truly remarkable about this story is that Rosenwald was just doing his job - minding his own business, sending mass emails to media contacts just like he's supposed to do.
Ms Stone claims she did not send the offensive email. If that is not the case, we at ALG call upon her to help ascertain who did send it using her Blackberry and her email address. If Ms Stone did, in fact, send it, we at ALG call upon Ms Stone to apologize to Mr. Rosenwald, and we call upon the NBC hierarchy above Ms Stone to join her in issuing that apology.
And out of the clear blue comes Stone with this rancid retort. No rhyme or reason to it. Just pure hate.
But did Stone send the email? To make this story even more of a mystery, NBC is claiming (despite a screen shot of the email in the link above to Big Government) that someone tampered with the communication:
"I'm still in shock, and outraged that this reckless organization would go out with such a defamatory, irresponsible statement," Capus told POLITICO. "We have done a complete email analysis, all of our IT, all of our records." Here's what both sides agree on: Stone responded yesterday to a mass email from ALG.
But Stone's response email-provided to POLITICO-did not have any anti-Semitic comment. In fact, it had just one line: "Take me off this list!" (There are also subtle differences, including number of dashes, between the two emails).
"Somebody, on the other end, I'm assuming, took the return stamp from the email and then put in this hateful message," Capus said. "I don't know who did it. It's outrageous to suspect that somebody from NBC News would do it."
He said - she said. And then they said. Where's the truth? Could there be two emails - one sent by Stone and another sent by someone trying to defame her?
It will be interesting getting to the bottom of this one.