Friday, January 22, 2010

The Difference

... between Liberals and Rightwingers...

Well over 100,000 people were killed during the recent earthquake in Haiti. The country is in ruins. And a telethon to benefit Haitian relief aired this evening. Liberal actors and musicians who donated huge amounts of money also gave their time. We saw host George Clooney, Stevie Wonder, Bruce Springsteen, John Legend, Coldplay, Shakira, Dave Matthews and others. Answering pledge phones were Meg Ryan, Ringo Starr, Denzel Washington, Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Morgan Freeman, Steven Spielberg, Julia Roberts, Tom Hanks, Matt Damon.

Where are the rightwingers?

The telethon was carried on broadcast networks CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox and PBS. It was on cable networks including MTV, BET, VH1, Fuse, National Geographic Channel, Sleuth, Oxygen, Comedy Central, TNT, E!, Style, and others.

News networks CNN and msnbc broke from their regular format and carried the telethon as well.

The rightwing Fox News Channel chose not to carry the telethon. They ran their regular hateful Obama-bashing programming. Rightwing blowhard Rush Limbaugh specifically urged his listeners not to donate any money to Haitian relief.

The Difference could not be more stark.

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