Skip to comments.NBC Diverts Sandy Resources from Desperate Staten Island to Celebrity Party/Fundraiser
Posted on 11/02/2012 12:33:46 PM PDT by drewh
In Michael Bloomberg's Manhattan, just as in Barack Obama's Washington, D.C., the political and media elite seem to think that talking about something, holding a press conference or televising a party amounts to doing something to solve a problem. The residents of Staten Island, desperately in need of food and power generators three days after Hurricane Sandy hit, know differently.
So far, neither the Red Cross nor the supposedly "new and improved" Federal Emergency Management Administration have provided them with much assistance, if any.
Meanwhile, NBC executives have made the situation worse for Staten Island residents. NBC has decided to divert needed supplies and power generators away from Staten Island and to their Manhattan studios, where they'll be broadcasting a star-studded party/fundraiser Friday night:
Hosted by NBC Today anchor Matt Lauer, the telethon will be broadcast from the New York studios of NBC at 30 Rockefeller Plaza. It will air live across the East Coast and tape-delayed on the West.
Money collected will be donated to the American Red Cross relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy.
While the event may be intended to increase the brand awareness of NBC and the various stars making their appearances, the cost of diverting critical resources from those truly in need on Staten Island to the celebrities in attendance may be very high.
Here's a common sense idea no one at NBC apparently considered: Why not host the event at NBC studios in Los Angeles rather than New York City? By insisting the event be broadcast from New York City, NBC executives and the participating stars are getting in the way of -- indeed they are making more difficult -- the provision of assistance to thousands of people on Staten Island who are in need right now.
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Let them eat quiche.
Certainly you don’t expect the Rulers to sacrifice. They have to let everyone know they care more than you.
Pray for America
It’s an unheard of and idiotic move on their part, to hold a glitzy fundraiser in the middle of a crisis zone; but they must be pretty certain it will be a timely boost to Obama.
Would be nice if, like the Wellstone funeral it could become a symbol of idiocy that backfires.
Stand up, Paul.
The Red Cross will ‘reallocate’ about 50% of the money for some other use.
I wouldn’t donate a nickel to them.