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NBC benefit concert on Friday to aid Sandy victims [Telethon OBAMA COMMERCIAL]
Reuters ^ | November 1, 2012

Posted on 11/01/2012 8:29:08 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

NBC will air a concert featuring singers Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi and Christina Aguilera on Friday to benefit victims of monster storm Sandy, which devastated parts of the U.S. Northeast with flooding and winds this week.

The special will be broadcast on the networks of NBC Universal, and money collected from the program will be donated to the American Red Cross relief efforts, NBC said on its website.

The benefit concert, titled "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together," will be hosted by Today show anchor Matt Lauer, the TV network said. Along with Springsteen, whose songs often center on his upbringing on the New Jersey shore, most of the performers are from areas hard-hit by the storm.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; bias; concert; dearleader; ilduce; lovefest; nbc; springsteen4obama; theboss
NBC: bowing to Obama since 2008. No one can tell me this isn't going to turn into one giant GOTV ad for the as Kenyan communist.
1 posted on 11/01/2012 8:29:16 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

90 % for Obama ,10 % for everyone else


2 posted on 11/01/2012 8:31:37 AM PDT by molson209
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To: SoFloFreeper
I wonder exactly which NBC Universal networks are airing it.

3 posted on 11/01/2012 8:32:00 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

If it does I sure it will piss people off and they won’t give money


4 posted on 11/01/2012 8:32:41 AM PDT by scooby321 (AMS)
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To: SoFloFreeper

It’s amazing how fast this could happen. I’m sure it will be an Obama love-fest...and I won’t be surprised if he has a live message in the middle of it.


5 posted on 11/01/2012 8:32:55 AM PDT by woweeitsme
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To: SoFloFreeper
I'll be watching Alabama-LSU.

6 posted on 11/01/2012 8:33:28 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: scooby321

If the name Obama is mentioned by anyone on stage, whatever careers they have left will be destroyed. No one wants to hear about Obama, liberals don’t give their own money and Conservatives will give it to the church and other organizations.

In other words, this will be a bust.


7 posted on 11/01/2012 8:36:07 AM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (Media goes nuts in 2004 because Bush went to the dentist 20 years ago. Benghazi? Nothing.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

First I’d like to see how much of their own income they donate, including the people at the Nothing But Communism network.


8 posted on 11/01/2012 8:36:20 AM PDT by MichaelCorleone ('We the People' can and will take this country back...starting today.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I live in the NW, but I’m going to bet that folks that live in the South East must be just beside themselves in the pitty party, whining bs, that is coming out of this Cat 1 storm, tidal surge.

Storms happen, and people that live right next to an ocean.... should keep in mind that if you go too near the water, you get wet.

No offense to anyone that is suffering in the NE, but gee whiz, all over this country we have natural disasters, and the media now is going to turn this into some sensational over the top event.


9 posted on 11/01/2012 8:36:53 AM PDT by Professional
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To: SoFloFreeper

If they really cared they would pony up 10 million each.

I was without electricity for a week a year ago. And it was snow—not water. It was freakin cold in my house.

Where was freakin’ Bon jovi then?


10 posted on 11/01/2012 8:37:16 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (The dude abides.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

If they really wanted to help, they could do it after the election, and have bigger stars.


11 posted on 11/01/2012 8:37:28 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: MichaelCorleone

money collected from the program will be donated to the American Red Cross relief efforts

why not give out numbers and web sites so people can donate themselves and cut out the middle crook


12 posted on 11/01/2012 8:38:53 AM PDT by molson209
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To: SoFloFreeper

Gosh, I hope this brings in ^at least^ as much funding as the 24-hour NBC telethion for New Orleans after Katrina.

I still remember the performances by the Ditsy Chix and Cheryl Crowe, don’t you?

(NBC couldn’t be more obvious if they stood with their pants around their ankles and holding a ruler.)


13 posted on 11/01/2012 8:39:22 AM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alterations - The acronym explains the science.)
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To: Genoa

You can bet I’ll be watching Alabama-LSU instead. Also, the places damaged by the storm are well-off financially, I’m sure they have insurance. They can rebuild themselves without my help.

And Springsteen sucks anyway. Never liked his music.


14 posted on 11/01/2012 8:39:39 AM PDT by henkster (If you let them do it to you, you got yourself to blame.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Democrats are never going to see this for what it is, Obama grandstanding... But Bloomberg did, and rightly asked Obama to kindly stay out of the way, because they didn’t need the hassles, bs getting in the way.

I agree with you though, that Independent voters, and the undecided, might find this grandstanding a bit off putting, and turn some voters away from him. And, all it takes is one gaffe, or over the top moment, to become pivotal. Obama has more to lose than gain from dancing around the NE coast...


15 posted on 11/01/2012 8:39:50 AM PDT by Professional
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To: Professional

all over this country we have natural disasters, and the media now is going to turn this into some sensational over the top event.
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What about the fires we had in the West this year....or the droughts in the Mid West? MSM paid minor lip service to it but where was Bon Jovi or Bruce Springsteen then? Phony bastards.


16 posted on 11/01/2012 8:41:11 AM PDT by sanjuanbob
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To: Professional

This is about keeping Benghazi off the news.


17 posted on 11/01/2012 8:41:39 AM PDT by MCF
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To: SoFloFreeper
All of my disaster relief donations go through the Salvation Army.

No PC crap, the $$ goes where it needed.

18 posted on 11/01/2012 8:44:43 AM PDT by Pietro
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To: Professional

But here in Miami, the “journalists” told us Bloomberg and BO *agreed* a visit wouldn’t be prudent.


19 posted on 11/01/2012 8:45:44 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Professional

But here in Miami, the “journalists” told us Bloomberg and BO *agreed* a visit wouldn’t be prudent.


20 posted on 11/01/2012 8:46:44 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Do these people really think they are transparent in their attempt to promote obama (bronoc bamma, earlier thread)


21 posted on 11/01/2012 8:49:47 AM PDT by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

The most awesome part is that practically nobody will be watching… Springsteen is loved by many, but listened to by a lot less than he used to be. He appeared in Moncton, New Brunswick Canada at a venue that normally holds 80 to 100,000 people for concerts by the likes of U2, the Stones, AC-DC, etc… They assumed that the ‘Boss’ would draw large crowds as well, but it turned out to be a bust and he only managed to gather 20 to 25,000 concert goers.

This may be an opportunity for one last laugh before the election though… Springsteen, Bon Jovi, or somebody else is obviously going to get their ‘you gotta vote for Obama’ line on live TV. Madonna did it at a concert in California and got booed, maybe the same will happen tomorrow night. Fingers crossed.


22 posted on 11/01/2012 8:50:44 AM PDT by jerod (Pro-Abortion Gun Control Freaks & Environmental Nuts who hated Capitalism? The Nazi's)
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To: Professional

Had that conversation several times this week here in FL. I do think the devastation of some of those NJ towns is significant and a few pockets in NY, but it was a Cat 1 storm, and most of the damage we saw in other areas were simply big old trees uprooted and typical storm surge.


23 posted on 11/01/2012 8:55:05 AM PDT by ilgipper (Obama supporters are comprised of the uninformed & the ill-informed)
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To: jerod

Will Kanye come on and say, “Mitt Romney doesn’t care about black people”?


24 posted on 11/01/2012 8:58:34 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SoFloFreeper

Obama is the like slacker, who has avoided layoffs for the last four years cause he’s a nice guy (psst and he’s a minority). But due to his neverending incompetence, and lack of work ethic, the decision has been made to let him go. The date has been set and nothing can reverse it...

But suddenly, right before his last day, somebody spills coffee. Obama quickly hustles over with a mop, desperately hoping the bosses will forget the four years of incompetence and instead reward him for promptly cleaning up the mess.


25 posted on 11/01/2012 9:01:51 AM PDT by proudpapa
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To: ilgipper

You know I’m feeling terribly conflicted about this. I am all for humanitarian relief.

I am just having a terrible conflict knowing there’s a 80-90% chance that helping people that live in Manhattan are the same people that would call me a racist, bigoted, narrow minded, Bible thumping teabagger if I merely walked the streets in their neighborhood and they knew my political beliefs.


26 posted on 11/01/2012 9:02:21 AM PDT by PittsburghAfterDark
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

I’m disgusted by all of these rich celebrities that go on TV begging working stiffs to cough up their dough.


27 posted on 11/01/2012 9:04:59 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: SoFloFreeper

Is there an old Jimmy Stewart movie on another channel ?


28 posted on 11/01/2012 9:07:02 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: All

I hope they Wellstone it..


29 posted on 11/01/2012 9:10:50 AM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: SoFloFreeper
Romney should ask to make an appearance to ask people to donate to the relief. Then the news can be that NBC rejected Romney asking to help.

-PJ

30 posted on 11/01/2012 9:11:00 AM PDT by Political Junkie Too (If you are the Posterity of We the People, then you are a Natural Born Citizen.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

If true, by law, doesn’t NBC have to give Romney equal time?


31 posted on 11/01/2012 9:12:55 AM PDT by rintense
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To: SoFloFreeper

Springsteen is also a victim. He is part owner of the Chapel Beach Club in Sea Bright. It is gone.
My heart bleeds for Bruce... [sarc]

With the electricity interrupted - many people in New jersey will be spared the agony.


32 posted on 11/01/2012 9:13:16 AM PDT by hkusp40
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To: SoFloFreeper

Singing to the already converted pod people.


33 posted on 11/01/2012 9:16:32 AM PDT by Cboldt
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To: SoFloFreeper

The celebrities in this benefit concert probably gave more money to the Obama campaign than they will raise Friday.


34 posted on 11/01/2012 9:17:30 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
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To: henkster
Alabama-LSU instead

Never mind, it says Friday. I could have sworn it said Saturday. (Update: AFP is reporting Billy Joel will be among the suspects. Still no info on whether NBC itself will air it.)

35 posted on 11/01/2012 9:19:12 AM PDT by Genoa (Starve the beast.)
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To: molson209
Staten Island Borough President: Don’t Give Money to the Red Cross

“Because the devastation in Staten Island, the lack of a response,” Mr. Molinaro said to explain his comment to NBC after the press conference. “You know, I went to a shelter Monday night after the storm. People were coming in with no socks, with no shoes. They were in desperate need. Their housing was destroyed. They were crying. Where was the Red Cross? Isn’t that their function? They collect millions of dollars. Whenever there’s a drive in Staten Island, we give openly and honestly. Where are they? Where are they? I was at the South Shore yesterday, people were buried in their homes. There the dogs are trying to find bodies. The people there, the neighbors who had no electricity, were making soup. Making soup. It’s very emotional because the lack of a response. The lack of a response. They’re supposed to be here….They should be on the front lines fighting, and helping the people.” http://politicker.com/2012/11/staten-island-borough-president-dont-give-money-to-the-red-cross/

36 posted on 11/01/2012 9:23:44 AM PDT by PghBaldy
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To: sanjuanbob

those other disasters weren’t a Big Wind. Obama is only going to recognize the disasters that have something in common with him.

OF COURSE THE TIMING IS SUSPECT AS WELL.


37 posted on 11/01/2012 9:26:52 AM PDT by Gasshog
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To: Genoa

OK, I’ll watch a replay of LSU-Alabama from 2004 instead. Or I’ll watch a Godzilla movie. Or Leave it to Beaver reruns. Actually, it’s far more likely I’ll play “Age of Empires” with my son. But you can bet your paycheck watching the 0bamathon won’t be dead last on my list of things to do Friday. It won’t be on the list at all.


38 posted on 11/01/2012 9:28:05 AM PDT by henkster (If you let them do it to you, you got yourself to blame.)
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To: SoFloFreeper

Telethon OBAMA COMMERCIAL

If it is, don’t they have to give Romney equal time????


39 posted on 11/01/2012 9:29:12 AM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
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To: henkster

I’d rather watch a test pattern.


40 posted on 11/01/2012 9:30:55 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: dfwgator

LOL. I’ve used the classic “Indian Head” test pattern as a desktop background before. At the office, only the old folks like me recognized it.


41 posted on 11/01/2012 9:33:19 AM PDT by henkster (If you let them do it to you, you got yourself to blame.)
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To: PittsburghAfterDark

My thoughts also, and I don’t recall any concerts when I’ve been stacking sand bags along the Mississippi or using a chain saw to clear tornado damage here in flyover country.


42 posted on 11/01/2012 10:02:32 AM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: Genoa

The special will air Friday at 8 p.m. ET on NBC, USA Network, SyFy, MSNBC, CNBC, Bravo, E!, Style Network, G4 and more. It will also be live streamed on NBC.com.


43 posted on 11/01/2012 10:05:30 AM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: SoFloFreeper

I will get the DVD with all the extra goodies...as a used one, to avoid the money going to any liberal causes.


44 posted on 11/01/2012 10:16:26 AM PDT by RochesterNYconservative (ROMNEY/RYAN 20121)
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