As you may have heard, Helen Thomas resigned today from Hearst Newspapers. I spoke to Mr. Swartz’s office asking if Hearst was going to condemn the hateful and dangerous comments Ms. Thomas made. I was told someone would call me back. Still waiting…If another cultural, ethic, religious group was attacked in such a manner, my guess is there would be a lot more apologizing – and rightfully so. Hearst, as a major media organization, owes it to the Jewish community to teach the world that Thomas’ comments were wrong. If you feel that Hearst should do more, give Mr. Swartz’s office a call at 212-649-2000. Connie is his assistant. Please be polite.
If you haven’t seen this classic Thomas moment, check it out.