From Jane Stone of NBC e-mail address and Blackberry to Alex Rosenwald – ‘Bite me, Jew Boy!’

Alex Rosenwald of Americans for Limited Government received an appalling, anti-Semitic e-mail from some 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 calling upon Congress to defund Acorn, saying, “Bite me, Jew Boy.” The e-mail was sent to and responded to with the “Bite Me Jew Boy” remark from Jane Stone’s e-mail address at NBC and Blackberry.

Jane Stone for those of you who wonder, is a producer for NBC’s Dateline. The email was sent to Alex Rosenwald, the ALG Director of Media Outreach. Jane Stone is of course denying that she is the one who sent it, according to Net Right Nation. A image of the e-mail can be seen here.

Update: NBC is now playing defense from the anti-Semetic Jane Stone e-mail, of course blaming Americans for Limited Government

“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.”

ALG Fires right back at Anti-Semetic NBC

Now, what would be the benefits of ALG coming up with this as a hoax? I don’t see any. Could Jane Stone have accidently sent it via her Blackberry? Thats makes a lot more sense, and certainly fits the culture of NBC. We will see.

Update 9/26/09 – Statement by Carter L. Clews to Steve Capus’ “Stonegate Scandal” Comments

The increasingly hysterical responses by NBC news boss Steve Capus to the escalating Stonegate Scandal are disappointing at best and chilling at worst. Here is a man who runs what used to be a highly respected major news bureau who now finds himself conjuring up gremlins in cyberspace to defend what appears to be horrendously bigoted behavior within his own news room.

Having spoken directly with Mr. Capus for nearly 15 minutes Friday afternoon, I want to once again repeat my offer to him: if you really don’t believe that Ms Stone sent the “Bite me, Jew boy” email to ALG staffer Alex Rosenwald, we will be happy to work with you to track down who sent it from her Blackberry using her email address.

This is precisely the same offer I made to Ms Stone at 11:00AM Friday morning, when she denied having sent any such email to Alex Rosenwald. Now, Mr. Capus has changed her story to say that, yes, she sent an email on Thursday, but it did not say “Bite me, Jew boy.”

Again, we are more than willing to help NBC resolve its internal problems, but Mr. Capus needs to work with those trying to ferret out the full story, not against, us. Tom Brokaw, one of Mr. Capus’s closest friends has said of the NBC news boss, “He does have a little bit of a hair trigger. He could blow. But I could always walk in and close the door and say, ‘Take a breath.’ ”

My message to Mr. Capus now is, “Take a breath, and let’s try to get to the bottom of what has now become of your once-respected news organization.”

Mr. Clews is the Director of Communications for Americans for Limited Government, the group that exposed the NBC email.

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