Seems like more than a few people are troubled by this:
Thanks to GlamKitty and Jane for directing me to the story: Helen Thomas Bows Out (or is asked to bow out).
Be sure to vote in the Helen Thomas In the Whitehouse Press Room Poll.
You can read more about how it all played out in David Weigel's column today.
After bouncing emails, I finally left a message with Hearst's Washington Bureau Chief Rick Dunham at 202-263-6511 and Senior Editor Chuck Lewis at: 202-263-6411.
I encourage you to do the same.