Skip to comments.Will NBC’s Hurricane Sandy benefit become unofficial Obama election rally? (It always was)
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 FOX411s 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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Oh, who cares? I will get to hear Springsteen. I do not care anything about Bon Jovi or Christina...but I do love Bruce.
“America’s Lowest Rated Show Ever!”
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.
Bruce sings like he’s trying to pass a bowling ball.
Maybe Madonna will show up, flash her ass, and give the finger to the television audiance.
“we’re sending our love down the well”
Do bears poop in the woods?
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 ;)
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
I love Springsteen. Esp his Born in the USA. Love that man, gator.
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.
1hr telethon, blink and you’ll miss it. Especially on a Fri night.
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.
In a hushed voice...'He has Timmy Thomas disease..'
I guess that Romney effort to gather up food and clothing isn’t so stupid now.