To the Anti-Defamation League's Abraham Foxman, The Nation's Eric Alterman, Ira Forman of the National Jewish Democratic Council, and Jewish Funds for Justice:
We hope the CROW has been prepared to your liking, because it will be your principal meal for the next couple of weeks.
You and your organizations have not only swallowed whole but supported publicly MoveOn.org's press release of September 2.
To recap, here is what Eli Pariser said in his press release of September 2.
MoveOn’s ActionForum is an open forum where members of the public and MoveOn members can post their thoughts regarding important political issues. Once in a while—as in any public forum—inappropriate material is posted. Recently, a few ofthe thousands of comments that are posted every week contained anti-Semitic language.The comments that were posted were abhorrent. We were dismayed to see them, and removed them as soon as they came to our attention 17 days ago.
Right, Mr. Pariser. You said they came to your attention 17 days ago (in mid-August). Let’s take a look at the FAQ for your Action Forum, which is still online and which has been downloaded and stored elsewhere in case it vanishes suddenly next week.
How can I make sure someone at MoveOn reads my post ? All comments are read at least twice. While there is no single criteria, comments that suggest a possible MoveOn action and are not duplicative are likely to be immediately passed on, or included in a summary to the whole MoveOn team. Ratings, while important, are not definitive and some comments with few or low ratings are included in the summaries. Important issues are sometimes followed up with a survey to a sampling of the membership.It looks like MoveOn.org has seriously violated the Eleventh Commandment ("Thou Shalt Not Get Caught") by forgetting to take down its Action Forum FAQ. As you see, MoveOn.org's moderators not only saw every single piece of hate speech on the Action Forum, they saw it twice. This proves beyond a reasonable doubt that MoveOn.org's press release of September 2 was a total and outright lie, and you swallowed it hook, line, and sucker-- excuse us, sinker.
ADL, you are in no position to complain about your victuals because Jan Poller and ourselves sent you reams of evidence that MoveOn.org had lied to you and made a fool of you, but you chose to continue your whitewash of this hate organization anyway. It is therefore expected that you will eat your CROW without complaint, and change your now-indefensible position promptly.
National Jewish Democratic Council and Jewish Funds for Justice, we are equally sure that you will not knowingly and willfully use your status as nominally-Jewish organizations to whitewash and cover for MoveOn.org now that this information has been sent to you directly.