Skip to comments.Ed Asner Invents Novel Fundraising Idea Using Celebrity Voices
Posted on 11/24/2012 2:45:07 PM PST by BenLurkin
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) The group Autism Speaks has asked celebrities to take part in a unique fund-raising effort.
Fans can get Hollywood elite (like Tom Hanks, Morgan Freeman, Will Ferrell, Betty White) to record custom messages for them.
For $299, the celebrity records the message and Autism Speaks delivers a digital file of the celebrity speaking the fans message. One catch. The message has to be PG.
The proceeds benefit Autism Speaks.
The idea is the brainchild of actor Ed Asner of Mary Tyler Moore and Lou Grant fame. His son Matt works for Autism Speaks.
Other stars taking part include Yankee Derek Jeter, Carrie Fisher, Leonard Nimoy, Patrick Stewart and William Shatner.
The fundraiser is expected to go from Dec. 3 9.
I’ll do it for $29. I’ll record a message for ten bucks.
I’d pay for Nimoy to say “Voting for Obama was highly illogical.”
I wouldn’t give Ed Asner a penny, not even a peso
I know Asner is a lefty nut, but this is a very good idea and the cause is also worthy.
For all I know this “worthy cause” spends 75% of its revenue on “outreach” and lobbying like Susan G Komen does.
Good idea, but it is stolen from the the episode of Two and a Half Men with James Earl Jones on it (and they probably stole it from someone else).
Well, Ashner is on record of raising money for the Communist terrorists who murdered 4 off duty American embassy Marines and 2 US civilians and 6 others, in the Zona Rosa Massacre in El Salvador in 1985.
Some of the aid Ashner raised went directly to the group that murdered Americans at Zona Rosa
Asner took part in a fundraiser to send medical aid to El Salvadoran communist guerrillas who were fighting against the Reagan-backed government in that country, and he lent his name to a rebel-supporting direct-mail piece.
The man should be in jail.
I had no idea that worthless hate-bag was still around.
Flew back from Hawaii on Christmas day in the late Seventies. 5 people on the plane, my family, and Asner. He came down, looking for some adoration, I guess. My Father, God rest him, ignored asner’s very existence. I headed back to play with the stewardesses.
> Good idea, but it is stolen from...
That’s show business.
I agree with you. It would be better to donate directly to the organization, if someone was so inclined. I wouldn’t get involved in anything this dirtbag is involved in.
Any organization the leftists support is suspect.
Susan G Komen is not worth spit, for instance
Ed Asner is an admitted communist. Why in the world is he not intellectually honest enough to make the connection between what he supports politically, and the manipulations of people who are not “in the box” and approved by government. Such are the people who have learning differences called autism.
Does he have brain damage?
Hollyweirdos! Yeah, that’s why I’d want to donate. Geesh! The people in this country really need to get over their problem with idol worship.
Why don’t these celebrity a..holes just donate millions of dollars to the “worthwhile” charities instead of giving a few hours of their overrated talent. When I hear these celebrities talking up these charities but giving “no money”, only their overvalued services (which they will overvalue and deduct from their taxes), I know the scam is on.
PG? Progressive Garbage?
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