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Will NBC’s Hurricane Sandy benefit become unofficial Obama election rally? (It always was)
fox news ^ | 11/2/2012 | By Hollie McKay

Posted on 11/02/2012 3:22:23 PM PDT by tobyhill

NBC announced on Thursday that it would show a one-hour telethon and concert Friday night entitled "Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together" to benefit Hurricane Sandy relief efforts, with money raised going to the American Red Cross.

"Today" co-host Matt Lauer will host the event, to be held at NBC's Rockefeller Plaza, and consist of performances by the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Jon Bon Jovi, Sting and Christina Aguilera, in addition to appearances from NBC news host Brian Williams and "Late Night" comedian Jimmy Fallon.

But with the Presidential election just days away, and the notion that a number of those in the lineup are outspoken Democrats – such as Springsteen, who recently endorsed Obama, and is scheduled to play at his final rally Monday night; Fallon, who has interviewed Obama on his late night show; and Billy Joel, who joined Springsteen to proudly endorse Obama in 2008,some critics have expressed concern that the telethon will become a politically-driven Obama rally.

"NBC, which operates the lefty MSNBC, is holding a pre-election ‘telethon’ headlined by Bruce Springsteen, fresh off his campaign to get Obama re-elected,” Dan Gainor, VP of business and culture for the Media Research Center, told FOX411’s Pop Tarts column. “While it should be hoped that this will focus on raising money for disaster relief, this close to a close election, how will NBC and its other eight networks guarantee that? With a talent lineup many of whom openly support the president, this could easily turn into an enormous gift to his re-election campaign, courtesy of NBC."

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TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 57states; mediawingofthednc; mymuslimfaith; partisanmediashills

1 posted on 11/02/2012 3:22:25 PM PDT by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

Oh, who cares? I will get to hear Springsteen. I do not care anything about Bon Jovi or Christina...but I do love Bruce.


2 posted on 11/02/2012 3:25:58 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: tobyhill
“Must Avoid TV!”

“America’s Lowest Rated Show Ever!”

“Matt Who?”

“Fuggedaboudit!”

3 posted on 11/02/2012 3:26:06 PM PDT by mojito (Zero, our Nero.)
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To: tobyhill

All of the “entertainers” are commie lib, Obama zombies. Looks like a Barry campaign rally to me. Won’t be watching, won’t be donating. I don’t need the “Obama team” having my personal information.


4 posted on 11/02/2012 3:26:54 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Osama bin Laden is dead, Chrysler moved to Italy and China.)
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To: DallasSun

Bruce sings like he’s trying to pass a bowling ball.


5 posted on 11/02/2012 3:27:43 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: mojito

Maybe Madonna will show up, flash her ass, and give the finger to the television audiance.


6 posted on 11/02/2012 3:28:52 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: tobyhill

“we’re sending our love down the well”


7 posted on 11/02/2012 3:29:12 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (We canÂ’t just leave it (food choice) up to the parents. -- moochele obozo 2/12/2012 (cnsnews))
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks tobyhill.


8 posted on 11/02/2012 3:29:31 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: tobyhill

Do bears poop in the woods?


9 posted on 11/02/2012 3:31:51 PM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Ambassador Stevens Is Dead And The Chevy Volt Is Alive)
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To: tobyhill

I’ll be watching Friday Night Smackdown. It’s fake just like the LSM but it’s more meaningful and entertaining. Gotta see if Ryback and CM Punk go at it in a rematch ;)


10 posted on 11/02/2012 3:32:05 PM PDT by Impala64ssa (You call me an islamophobe like it's a bad thing.)
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To: tobyhill

If its coming from NBC of course its going to be a bunch of Obama lovers getting together to praise Obama and say how wonderful he has been..meanwhile people are DYING and STARVING in Staten Island..its Obama’s lower 9th ward but unfortunately we have Pravda media in this country otherwise they would be blaming Obama for it


11 posted on 11/02/2012 3:32:39 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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To: tobyhill
* Will NBC’s Hurricane Sandy benefit become unofficial Obama election rally? *

That is what the deluded Main Stream Media thinks.

In reality ?

It WILL have just the opposite effect since many people are already suffering and people's tempers are flaring.

Those people want their stuff now !
Those people want food, clothing, a warm bath now !


This pseudo benefit Hurricane Sandy concert will just turn into a free campaign ad for Obama and will remind people why they SHOULD NOT vote for Obama....
This so called Hurricane Concert will just be another liberal main stream media love fest for Obama.


12 posted on 11/02/2012 3:32:56 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: dfwgator

I love Springsteen. Esp his Born in the USA. Love that man, gator.


13 posted on 11/02/2012 3:33:34 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

IMO, anyone going to that would vote for O zero anyway so who cares.

Springsteen last time he was in Jax had some kind of anti war/military bent to one of his songs. Jax, a Navy town was less than happy about it and let him know it.


14 posted on 11/02/2012 3:39:51 PM PDT by Mouton (Voting is an opiate of the electorate. Nothing changes no matter who wins..)
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To: tobyhill

1hr telethon, blink and you’ll miss it. Especially on a Fri night.


15 posted on 11/02/2012 3:40:48 PM PDT by sunmars
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Wait until desparate people start throwing things at the stage, among other things. Who will be providing security for this ‘event’ when precious resources are needed elsewhere in the area? These people need to grab a glove and get in the game.


16 posted on 11/02/2012 3:41:45 PM PDT by SueRae (See it? Hell, I can TASTE November from my house!)
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To: tobyhill
Since 9-11 I have a deep distrust of TV fundraisers. If these people were really serious they should put up their own money first...Unlike, that guy from Ireland...


17 posted on 11/02/2012 3:41:55 PM PDT by darkwing104 (Let's get dangerous)
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To: tobyhill
Partying when they should be working. Screw them.

18 posted on 11/02/2012 3:45:18 PM PDT by I see my hands (They should have prepared.)
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To: freedumb2003
'Homer, this is Timmy Thomas..'

In a hushed voice...'He has Timmy Thomas disease..'

19 posted on 11/02/2012 3:47:05 PM PDT by Fedupwithit ("Live Free or Die: Death is not the worst of evils" - Gen. John Stark)
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To: All

I guess that Romney effort to gather up food and clothing isn’t so stupid now.


20 posted on 11/02/2012 3:52:04 PM PDT by newnhdad (Where will you be during the Election Riots of 2012/2013?)
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To: dfwgator
He's better than you'd expect for a band playing a seedy biker bar in Asbury Park, New Jersey.

I have his first three albums. Everything he's done since, eh.

21 posted on 11/02/2012 3:57:44 PM PDT by Sooth2222 ("Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of congress. But I repeat myself." M.Twain)
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To: tobyhill

Who the hell cares. New Jersey is in the dark any way and won’t be watching the has beens make themselves feel good. Just another dog and pony show. They can save it and NBC can shove it.


22 posted on 11/02/2012 3:58:46 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: Sooth2222

Most overrated performer, ever.


23 posted on 11/02/2012 4:01:04 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: tobyhill

But WHERE'S BUSH?

24 posted on 11/02/2012 4:09:40 PM PDT by Bon mots (Abu Ghraib: 47 Times on the front page of the NY Times | Benghazi: 2 Times)
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To: tobyhill

Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen are 3th tier acts looking for exposure.


25 posted on 11/02/2012 4:13:41 PM PDT by plain talk
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To: DallasSun
Oh, who cares? I will get to hear Springsteen. I do not care anything about Bon Jovi or Christina...but I do love Bruce.

Have at it.

Me, I'd as soon have a double (impacted) wisdom teeth extraction (absent any novacaine) then listen to that senile, old, has been, commie, so called, entertainer, who in his prime (when I lived in New Jersey) was overated and stunk!

26 posted on 11/02/2012 4:17:19 PM PDT by neveralib
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To: tobyhill

I won’t be watching and I am not donating.
I would donate to the Salvation army


27 posted on 11/02/2012 4:18:28 PM PDT by funfan
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To: DallasSun

There was no bigger Springsteen fan than me at age 17. I waited in line for hours in below freezing weather to see him for the first time. Saw him 3 times since then.

At the last concert I attended in 2002 he went into a 15 minute rant about how the Bush administration was endangering our personal liberties and freedoms. He didn’t provide any evidence or proof of this, even though he had written the whole speech down and was reading it from 3x5 cards. What a putz.

After the rant, he said “but it doesn’t matter what party you are, everyone is welcome here.” I paid almost $100 for my ticket so I could hear some great music and was instead subjected to 15 minutes worth of insults and attacks. I certainly did not feel “welcome”.

Springsteen is a hypocrite who crawls out from his gigantic estate among the 1% in New Jersey horse country in order to try to appear relevant whenever there is an event like this telethon. It almost made me vomit when he campaigned for the “everymen” John Kerry and John Edwards - themselves also big millionaire hypocrites, two of the richest people in Congress at the time going around trying to spread everyone else’s wealth around.

I would be surprised if one of the telethon celebrities doesn’t put a plug in for their messiah Obama on the TV show tonight, but I hope Springsteen and the others raise a lot of money for this good cause and not get into politics.

As for me, I am still waiting for the hypocrite phony Springsteen to give me my $100 back.


28 posted on 11/02/2012 4:21:12 PM PDT by AC86UT89
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To: DallasSun

I’m not the least bit surprised that you don’t care. Anybody who thinks Mochelle is a “lovely women” would love Springsteen.


29 posted on 11/02/2012 4:27:13 PM PDT by beandog (All Aboard the Choo Choo Train to Crazy Town)
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To: beandog

Anyone with as many dressers, personal assistants, stylists and make up artists as MO has could be a lovely woman, too. Something like 20 people or some such.

Tsk


30 posted on 11/02/2012 4:33:45 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: beandog

My opinion of Springsteen is apolitical. And..not surprising you? I was not trying to. Does not bother me one little bit. Not one iota.


31 posted on 11/02/2012 4:46:33 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: AC86UT89

Me too...inasmuch as hoping they raise alot of money and they do not get into the politics. Some things are just not about politics...such as hurricanes. Maybe we will get lucky and he will just....sing.


32 posted on 11/02/2012 4:48:14 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: neveralib

lol..ow ow ow...music is another one of those things that are just apolitical. Thank goodness we are all entitled to our opinions....still..ow ow ow.


33 posted on 11/02/2012 4:50:44 PM PDT by DallasSun (Courage~Fear that has said its prayers.)
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To: AC86UT89

Springsteen jumped the shark back in the 80’s. After “Born in the USA” success, his head got big. He thought he was Woodie Guthrie, Peter Seger, Phil Ochs and Pete, Paul and Mary rolled up in one person. He has stunk big time since then. Last 25 years spent feeding his own ego. I got his 1st 6 albums, I really liked those disks.


34 posted on 11/02/2012 5:36:01 PM PDT by dancusa (Re-electing Obama is like the Titanic backing up and ramming the iceburg again.)
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