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.
I have his first three albums. Everything he's done since, eh.
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.
Most overrated performer, ever.
But WHERE'S BUSH?
Billy Joel and Bruce Springsteen are 3th tier acts looking for exposure.
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!
I won’t be watching and I am not donating.
I would donate to the Salvation army
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.
I’m not the least bit surprised that you don’t care. Anybody who thinks Mochelle is a “lovely women” would love Springsteen.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.