Rabbi That Filmed Helen Thomas's Anti-Semitism Gets 25,000 Hate Emails

June 10th, 2010 10:36 AM

It's not just members of the media standing up to support disgraced journalist Helen Thomas after her unscheduled retirement caused by anti-Semitic remarks she made on camera last week.

The rabbi that caught her disgusting comments on videotape and put them on the Internet has received 25,000 hate-email messages - and counting.

Hours after MSNBC's Keith Olbermann actually called Rabbi David Nesenoff one of his "Worst Persons in the World," CBS-TV in New York reported the vicious electronic attacks streaming into the rabbi's inbox like a "ticker tape" (video follows with partial transcript, h/t HotAirPundit):

ROB MORRISON, CBS2 NEW YORK: Four days ago Long Island Rabbi David Nesenoff launched his new website with these now-infamous comments from legendary journalist Helen Thomas. [...]

MORRISON: The veteran newswoman apologized and then retired. Since then, Rabbi Nesenoff says the hate mail has been pouring in. 

RABBI DAVID NESENOFF: As we're talking here, right now, the emails on my email are like a ticker tape. It's been this way for a week. It's going, going, going. 

MORRISON: 25,000 and counting -- messages like: 

"The Jews need to go home just like the filthy illegals that plague America, same (expletive)." 

"I know your type you gentile hating Jew boy. Come and face me turd. I'll smash u under my boot." 

"Hitler was right. Time for you to go back in the oven." 

Most of the senders not even bothering to hide their email addresses. 

NESENOFF: These are people that feel very mainstream about anti-Semitism and hate. They feel so proud of it. There is an arrogance about it. There is no shame.

There certainly isn't, nor is there any shame from media members likely missing what the real story is here: rampant anti-Semitism in America and how it goes largely over-looked by our press. In this instance, so-called journalists in their zeal to support Thomas are even defending it.

By contrast, any incident of possible racism towards minorities will get great attention by the affirmative action supporting press. Take for example the CNN.com report Wednesday that blamed white people for President Obama's pathetic response to the Gulf Coast oil spill.

Since Obama threw his name into the ring as a presidential candidate back in February 2007, his adoring press have tried to bring race into the discussion whenever possible. 

Consider how quickly the Cambridge police department was labeled racist during last July's Henry Louis Gates Jr. episode. Media then conveniently called it a "teachable moment" about race relations in this country.

So why isn't the nation's longest living member of the White House press corps making disgustingly anti-Semitic remarks to a rabbi a "teachable moment?"

Far from it, as NewsBusters publisher Brent Bozell noted Tuesday, "[T]he only soundbites came from sympathetic media colleagues, wishing her well."

So what did Americans learn from THIS moment?

If you're a journalist that makes an anti-Semitic remark, your colleagues will support you.

Isn't that a nice lesson as anti-Semitic acts of violence around the world continue to rise? Or hadn't you heard that such attacks more than doubled last year?

Oh. That's right. You couldn't have known that, for our media chose NOT to report it

Wasn't that convenient? 

Add it all up, and just as our press exploit real or imagined racism to advance their agenda ESPECIALLY if it can help an elected official they support, anti-Semitic acts are not only regularly ignored but also excused if need be.

Why this is still the case 65 years after the few surviving Jews were liberated from Nazi death camps after World War II is truly astounding.