Of course, I have been reading with you the virulent anti-semitic and anti-Israel remarks from the mouth of Helen Thomas directing Jews to "get out of Palestine (Israel doesn't exist to her) and go back to Poland and Germany." I have been seeing each citation to her screed identify her as a "journalist" or "Queen of the White House press corps" or "White House correspondent." I have read responses from Ari Fleisher and Sarah Palin, properly condemning her.
Here is what I am waiting for:
~ Condemnation and, even better, termination by her employer, the Hearst Corporation;
~ A statement from Robert Gibbs, Obama's press secretary, asserting that Thomas is no longer welcome in the White House Press Room; and from the President that hate speech is impermissible in this country and will not be tolerated in the White House itself;
~ Responsible journalists issuing appropriate statements reproaching Thomas and isolating her from those who actually report the news;
~ And expressions of outrage not only from Abe Foxman and his ADL but from all of our federation institutions pointing out, at the least, the American Jewish community will not subscribe to any publication in which Thomas's drivel appears.
And, I and you will continue to wait, I'm afraid.