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MSNBC Ridicules Romney for
Collecting Food and Supplies
for Sandy Victims

Newsbusters, by Noel Sheppard

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Posted By:JoniTx, 10/30/2012 8:49:30 PM

This one is really hard to believe, even for the most biased so-called "news network" in the nation. MSNBC on Tuesday totally trashed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney for collecting food and supplies at a storm rally event in Ohio to be sent to victims of Hurricane Sandy (video follows with transcript and commentary):After introducing his Obama-supporting guests Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Lehigh professor James Peterson, host Martin Bashir played a clip of the President speaking at the Red Cross headquarters in Washington Tuesday. When the clip concluded,

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Mijcraw, 10/30/2012 8:59:59 PM     (No. 8975660)

There is a reason the Red Cross only wan'ts cash....simple fact is that all the money collected doesn't end up being spent on reason they collected it in the first place....while food and clothing must be used and not stored......I rather choose another agency then Red Cross

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Reply 2 - Posted by: oh-heck, 10/30/2012 9:04:32 PM     (No. 8975668)

Oh yes, the compassion of the Red Cross, collecting dollars, organizing supplies and then shipping those supplies to local centers. By the time the donations are processed, Romney's trucks will be unloaded and in the hands of the needy. Based on experience on the gulf coast, the Salvation Army was serving hot food before FEMA even decided where their aid stations would go.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: pineledger, 10/30/2012 9:06:06 PM     (No. 8975672)

We wouldn't expect MSNBC to understand anyway.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Bubbasuncle, 10/30/2012 9:07:29 PM     (No. 8975677)

I actually heard a commercial today pushing for cash donations. Screw the Red Cross, they are almost as bad as the United Way.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: LAW428, 10/30/2012 9:08:10 PM     (No. 8975679)

MSNBC would criticize him either way, so what's the difference? At least Romney did something; what did they do to help, other than complain?

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Reply 6 - Posted by: uno, 10/30/2012 9:08:28 PM     (No. 8975680)

Mitt Romney has a proven track record of personal generousity and effort.
The Obamboozler, nothing unless it involves spending the over-taxed payer's money!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Coy860, 10/30/2012 9:08:52 PM     (No. 8975682)

Donate to the Salvation Army, they know how to use the funds properly.
Red Cross, not so much.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: JHSMom02, 10/30/2012 9:10:08 PM     (No. 8975684)

If I donate can goods, powdered milk,diapers, cleaning supplies(yes, they need those too..bleach, laundry detergent, etc.)personal hygiene products, etc., because I know these items will go to victims. If I donate cash, I don't know where the money goes. How much of each dollar donated goes to victims and how much goes to pay for the non-volunteer full time employees of the Red Cross? I'm not saying that those employees don't deserve their salaries, I just prefer to know that what I donate goes directly to the victims.


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Reply 9 - Posted by: wakizashi1, 10/30/2012 9:11:06 PM     (No. 8975688)

Anyone that served in the armed forces during any time of combat has no warm, fuzzy feeling for the rec cross. Another story for The Salvation Army and the USO.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: antiquegolf, 10/30/2012 9:13:02 PM     (No. 8975694)

It's my understanding that the Salvation Army is one of the most efficient charities in USA. I look forward to their bells and buckets at shopping centers during Holidays. As for msmbc phonies, their collective donations to the hurricane relief effort would not fill a teaspoon.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: pinger, 10/30/2012 9:17:35 PM     (No. 8975707)

Actually I was rather impressed with Obama's leadership at the Red Cross today. It was the most meaningful thing he's done since organizing the semi-annual YMCA ping pong tournament in the hood in 1998.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: irishwolfielady, 10/30/2012 9:24:30 PM     (No. 8975732)

My donations go to the Salvation Army.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Conspicio, 10/30/2012 9:31:49 PM     (No. 8975746)

Funny how Bashir doesn't have time to review his network opinion on the Red Cross after Katrina...oh wait, that was under Bush...

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9518677/ns/us_news-katrina_the_long_road_back/t/despite-huge-katrina-relief-red-cross-criticized/


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Reply 14 - Posted by: kanphil, 10/30/2012 9:33:07 PM     (No. 8975747)

Anybody with a shred of decency would applaud those who donate food and supplies, regardless of the source. MSNBC show their lack of breeding by their criticism of Romney. I concur with those above--I donate to the Salvation Army and to my Church.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: FlatCityGirl, 10/30/2012 9:34:24 PM     (No. 8975750)

Democrats/Lib/Progs are the nastiest, most common, vile and low down, slimiest, vulgar, no count, worthless, shallow, wallow in the gutter in pig slime and worm guts people on earth.

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Attila DiMedici, 10/30/2012 9:36:32 PM     (No. 8975755)

Let's see, we have two men. One has a history of doing things and giving money to help people in need, usually making an effort to avoid getting any notice for it. The other has a history of TALKING about taking money from other people to help people in need, but never of actually doing anything to help those people. And MSNBC thinks it is the former who is doing things purely for political reasons.

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Reply 17 - Posted by: 4Justice, 10/30/2012 9:37:18 PM     (No. 8975758)

MSNBC makes me ill...

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Reply 18 - Posted by: Calvinesq, 10/30/2012 9:39:37 PM     (No. 8975760)

No decency at MSNBC. Find a snark, jump the snark.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 10/30/2012 9:41:19 PM     (No. 8975761)

Keep it up, guys.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: laurenc, 10/30/2012 9:41:21 PM     (No. 8975762)

After 9/11 2001, hundreds of millions of dollars raised for terrorism victims was not getting to the victims. Family menbers of victims complained and a congressional outcry forced Red Cross head Bernadine Healey to resign. Turns out the Red Cross had been spending the money on new phones, PCs, vehicles, etc.

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Reply 21 - Posted by: reddfroge, 10/30/2012 9:47:16 PM     (No. 8975771)

is there ANY surprise that almost nobody is watching this network???

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Reply 22 - Posted by: DARling, 10/30/2012 9:58:02 PM     (No. 8975786)

I wonder where the MSNBC people are thinking the Red Cross will be able to buy stuff in a flooded area? Trust me, diapers, formula, blankets and even dog food will be needed immediately and very much appreciated. Shame on them---they are not only mocking Romney, but making fun of all of the citizens of Ohio who wanted to chip in and help.



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Reply 23 - Posted by: Nevadadad46, 10/30/2012 10:05:31 PM     (No. 8975804)

Red Cross is aptly named. I would rather give to the Salvation Army- they don't have multi-million dollar paid CEOs' driving around in chauffer driven limos that are paid out of donations that could be better used to help the needy.

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Reply 24 - Posted by: dman, 10/30/2012 10:09:45 PM     (No. 8975809)

Most of Red Cross on the ground operatives are heroes, but not so much the management. American Red Cross (ARC) has the name, but Salvation Army (SA) is often more efficient, as posters above point out. It was interesting today that NerØbama spoke to and gave praise to the ARC without even mentioning the SA. Could it be that SA is faith-based, while ARC is secular?

As to (P)MSNBC: there should be no surprise. Those loons simply have no credibility.

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Reply 25 - Posted by: had2, 10/30/2012 10:10:24 PM     (No. 8975810)

Here's why I have real problems with the Red Cross.

J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS

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Reply 26 - Posted by: uno, 10/30/2012 10:11:59 PM     (No. 8975815)

The last time Obama took the high road it was in a 1960's vintage VW Micro-bus...

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Reply 27 - Posted by: Janjan, 10/30/2012 10:18:14 PM     (No. 8975824)

True #1. I got caught in that scam. The Red Cross was forced to offer donors their money back. Of course I requested mine back and never got it. I have never donated to them again.

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Reply 28 - Posted by: horacer, 10/30/2012 10:19:13 PM     (No. 8975829)

These are sick evil people. #23 is so right, is the Red Cross going down to Walmart to buy stuff. None of these fools has been to a Red Cross shelter after an event. People need everything. You'd be surprised how much things like puzzle books, playing cards, paperbacks and simple make up kits are appreciated. Mitt is doing the right thing, he's trying to help heal people.

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Reply 29 - Posted by: rpool, 10/30/2012 10:21:33 PM     (No. 8975837)

Someone please explain to me exactly how MSNBC helped the Red Cross today. How grateful for donations have they made them appear? Idiots, both.

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Reply 30 - Posted by: Tanker76, 10/30/2012 10:21:52 PM     (No. 8975840)

My grandfather, a WWII Pacific vet, loathed the Red Cross. He told stories of them showing up in combat zones and charging the GIs for coffee and donuts.

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Reply 31 - Posted by: Dalen, 10/30/2012 10:25:38 PM     (No. 8975847)

Meanwhile Obama is getting all the photo ops he can - where was he when Beghazi was going down? He's nothing but a liar and fraud!

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Reply 32 - Posted by: get er done, 10/30/2012 10:26:54 PM     (No. 8975850)

I too donate to the Salvation Army, because they were kind enough to marry me and my (now late) husband when the military chaplains refused to give us a destination wedding. Romney wisely collects supplies for Sandy victims because he too knows that the supplies will quickly go to those in need.

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Reply 33 - Posted by: DebiAnn, 10/30/2012 10:56:26 PM     (No. 8975902)

Ummm....who has the most experience with charity?

ONE MORE WEEK!!!!!

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Reply 34 - Posted by: RaisedByBears, 10/30/2012 11:38:49 PM     (No. 8975958)

My kids keep talking about the "zombi apocalypse." I was wondering where this idea had come from. Then I turned on MSNBC one night...

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Reply 35 - Posted by: Flybynight, 10/31/2012 12:20:17 AM     (No. 8975994)

We spent a week at an Episcopal relief center in coastal Mississippi after Katrina. We unloaded semi after semi truckloads of donated food, toiletries, cleaning supplies, even generators, from generous Americans, and gave them out to grateful, plucky Mississipians who hadn't even a roof over their heads. Some of those people had no place to go, so they asked if they could stay and help. Those hardworking folk sorted clothes, folded sheets, blankets and towels, helped people find what they needed. Most appreciated things were unopened soaps, shampoos and lotions, canned food that didn't have to be heated, bleach, dish washing liquid, pet food, paper towels, paper plates, TP, feminine supplies.
donations to various church organizations went entirely to the relief effort, and not to pay for admin and overhead. Salvation Army is a good bet, as was Episcopal Relief, Baptist, Methodist, Lutherans were all much in evidence, putting their money and time where their mouths were.

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Reply 36 - Posted by: Bettysez, 10/31/2012 12:33:35 AM     (No. 8976006)

Isn't Romney's relief effort part of the Mormon way of doing things? It's great.

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Reply 37 - Posted by: enuf8, 10/31/2012 12:50:34 AM     (No. 8976019)

Poor MSNBC, they were only repeating their orders of the day from the WH. Subject today, was Bash Romney.

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Reply 38 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 10/31/2012 1:19:29 AM     (No. 8976035)

As soon as Katrina's winds died down to a manageable level WalMart trucks--yes, the BIIIIG ones--were at National Guard checkpoints waiting for roads to be cleared so they could trundle in and distribute everything people needed. The trucks had been staged prior to the storm and moved closer as the storm moved away from the area.

Big underscores to all the remarks about the Salvation Army, whose trucks were right behind WalMart's. They were on Canal Street as soon as the National Guard had the street secured, handing out FREE coffee, water, sandwiches, etc., to everyone--no forms needed to be filled out. Nobody I know saw the Red Cross for several days. As for Romney's gesture, who knows what supplies to hand out better than Mormons! As most Ldotters know, Mormons stash emergency supplies all year round and even have their own canning facilities. They are experts in emergency food--just check out beprepared.com out of Utah. Note that this is the last day of their October sale so hurry if you want some of those bargains.

In addition to WalMart and the Salvation Army, hundreds and hundreds of church and private groups, including animal rescue teams, went to the Katrina-stricken areas of the Gulf Coast and helped with labor, food, building supplies, animal shelters, and so on. No gubmint involved--and I consider the International Red Cross like the government, especially with their policy of diverting donations for a specific disaster to overseas operations and the enormous salaries of their executive staffs.

Salvation Army donations page:

https://donate.salvationarmyusa.org/disaster

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Reply 39 - Posted by: Bla Bla, 10/31/2012 1:53:22 AM     (No. 8976046)

And Andrea Mitchell had said the same thing a couple of hours before Bashir did. They are all following the talking points memos, & will be, for the rest of the week:

"The 'American People' can see how Romney is pandering/photo-opping & how Our President is being so presidential & caring."

Or in other words, "Don't believe your lying eyes when you see Romney doing something good, while Obama reads a teleprompter."

These journos are shameless.

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Reply 40 - Posted by: gijohn, 10/31/2012 2:08:52 AM     (No. 8976048)

The difference between promises and action.

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Reply 41 - Posted by: kono, 10/31/2012 3:01:38 AM     (No. 8976069)

The network dwells in a universe so far removed from reality that they deserve to be called MSLSD.

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Reply 42 - Posted by: beamer, 10/31/2012 3:47:07 AM     (No. 8976083)

It makes MSNBC livid that Romney would try to help. I, frankly, am more impressed with him the more I hear. He is a decent human being who has his head on straight! No shoome bus for him!

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News for using the term ‘homosexual’

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Daily Caller, by Brendan Bordelon    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/25/2014 5:18:35 AM     Post Reply
Media Matters, the website of choice for Fox News haters everywhere, attacked the cable news network on Monday for using the term “homosexual” in its programming — advancing the peculiar argument that the scientific term has a “pejorative connotation.” The online “media watchdog” contends that calling gay people “homosexual” is “a practice that’s quickly falling out of favor with major news outlets due the term’s often pejorative connotation and frequent use by opponents of LGBT equality.” Fox News, they chide, “has yet to update its language when referring to gay and lesbian people.” Buttressing their argument? A weekend piece in the Fashion

Michelle: ´There Were Actually Laws in
America that Allowed Discrimination
Against Black People Like Me´

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Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/25/2014 12:12:59 PM     Post Reply
First Lady Michelle Obama talked about America as she visited a school today in China. She talked about the American dream: And my story isn’t unusual in America. Some of our most famous athletes, like LeBron James, and artists, like the singer Janelle Monae, came from struggling families like mine, as do many business leaders -- like Howard Schultz. He’s the head of a company called Starbucks, which many of you may have heard of. When Mr. Schultz was a boy his father lost his job, leaving their family destitute. But Mr. Schultz worked hard. He got a scholarship to a

Why churches should brace for
a mass exodus of the faithful

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The Week, by Damon Linker    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 3/24/2014 9:30:28 AM     Post Reply
A few weeks ago, I wrote about how the sweeping acceptance of gay marriage in recent years is owed in large part to Christianity. Rejecting the rigidly hierarchical and stratified societies of the ancient world, Jesus Christ taught the equal dignity of all persons, proclaimed that the meek shall inherit the earth, and declared that the last shall be first and the first shall be last. The Western world has been working out the logic of these subversive teachings ever since, with the institutional transformation of marriage being the latest, though surely not the last, example of its social, moral,

Sasha Obama is not impressed
with trip to China

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New York Post, by Geoff Earle    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/25/2014 4:44:05 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Spring break was never this dull. First Lady Michelle Obama’s kids finally hit the wall on their whirlwind visit to China, showing signs they’ve nearly reached their limit tagging along with mom as she visits site after site on what’s billed as a “person-to-person” tour. Accompanied by Malia, 15, and Sasha, 12, the first lady on Monday toured Xi’an, an ancient city in the ancestral province of Chinese President Xi Jinping. They inspected the city’s 600-year-old wall, a day after touring the Great Wall near Beijing. Photos show Sasha looking like she’d rather be back home with her pals than hitting the

Can Liberals Trust John Roberts
to Rescue Obamacare Again?

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New Republic, by Tom Donnelly    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 3/24/2014 3:28:38 PM     Post Reply
Most Supreme Court watchers are fixated these days on Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby—the important challenge to the Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate scheduled for argument Tuesday. And why wouldn’t they be? With its potent mix of religion, sex, Obamacare, and prayerful corporations, it’s the blockbuster case of the term. It is also a crucial test of Chief Justice John Roberts’s leadership on the Supreme Court. Just two years ago, Roberts cast the deciding vote to largely uphold the Affordable Care Act. While the country remains divided over whether he acted like a traitor or a statesman, all would have to agree

Anthony Weiner Hired As Business Insider
Columnist: ‘Weiner!’ Debuts On March 28

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International Business Times, by Ellen Killoran    Original Article
Posted By: Scottyboy- 3/24/2014 7:07:47 PM     Post Reply
It’s not an early April Fool’s joke -- Business Insider has hired disgraced former NYC Congressman and mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner to write a weekly political column, starting Friday. Hunter Walker, Business Insider’s politics editor, published the announcement on Monday, after teasing the news on Twitter by announcing that “something wonderful is about to happen.” The folks at Business Insider are clearly aware of the built-in entertainment value of hiring the scandalized politician, who is best known for sending an explicit photo of himself to an online mistress on Twitter -- and initially denying the photo was his. (The trouble didn’t

Sotomayor, Kagan: Hobby Lobby Should
Drop Insurance, Pay Penalty and Let
Employees Use Exchange

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Cybercast News Service, by Penny Starr    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 3/25/2014 3:43:04 PM     Post Reply
During oral arguments in the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday which focused on whether the contraceptive mandate in the Affordable Care Act violates the free exercise of religion, Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan suggested employers who have moral objections to birth control should not provide health care coverage for their employees. “But isn´t there another choice nobody talks about, which is paying the tax, which is a lot less than a penalty and a lot less than -- than the cost of health insurance at all?” Sotomayor said during the presentation by attorney Paul Clement, who represents Hobby Lobby Stores

De Morgen apologises for Obama cartoon
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De Redactie*, by Michael Torfs    Original Article
Posted By: wetenschapper- 3/24/2014 7:59:55 AM     Post Reply
The Flemish daily De Morgen has offered apologies for the Obama cartoon that was shown in its satirical section "The Daily Herald" on Saturday. The digital collage compares the Obamas with monkeys and triggered numerous international reactions. De Morgen says they made an error of judgement.


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