This is why the main stream media can not be trusted. ABC News pretty much gives all the credit for the money raised for the Rush letter to Reid. First of all none of the MSM covered the story when it first came out except for Fox News. They only begin to talk about it after the great success that the auction had.
But today comes word that a Wasghinton, D.C. area philanthropist, Betty Casey (or bettyc588, as she is known on Ebay) is going to pay over $2 million for a letter Senate Democrats wrote to Mark Mays, President of Clear Channel, asking him to condemn Rush Limbaugh for the “phony soldiers” comment. – ABC News
Plus ABC News still get the facts wrong by saying that Rush condemns Troops that are anti-war. When in fact he was talking about people who pretend to be war heroes, and lie about the war. For the people on the left who just don’t seem to get it; pretend = phony.
Now the best part of all is the fact that Harry Reid, on the Senate floor, hours before the auction was about to end, tried to take credit for the money being raised, and asked the Senators to contribute.
BUT WITHOUT QUALIFICATION MARK MAY, THE OWNER OF THE NETWORK THAT HAS RUSH LIMBAUGH AND RUSH LIMBAUGH SHOULD KNOW THAT THIS LETTER THAT THEY’RE AUCTIONING IS GOING TO BE SOMETHING THAT RAISES MONEY FOR A WORTHWHILE CAUSE. I DON’T KNOW WHAT WE COULD DO MORE IMPORTANT THAN HELPING TO ENSURE THAT CHILDREN OF OUR FALLEN SOLDIERS AND POLICE OFFICERS WHO HAVE FALLEN IN THE LINE OF DUTY HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY FOR THEIR CHILDREN TO HAVE A GOOD EDUCATION…
THERE’S ONLY A LITTLE BIT OF TIME LEFT SO I WOULD ASK THOSE THAT ARE WANTING TO DO MORE, THAT THEY CAN GO TO HARRY REID LETTER AND IT WILL COME UP ON E-BAY. I ENCOURAGE ANYONE INTERESTED WITH THE MEANS TO CONSIDER CONTRIBUTING TO THIS WORTHWHILE CAUSE. I STRONGLY BELIEVE WHEN WE CAN PUT OUR DIFFERENCES ASIDE, EVEN HARRY REID AND RUSH LIMBAUGH, WE SHOULD DO THAT AND TRY TO ACCOMPLISH GOOD THINGS FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THIS DOES THAT, MADAM PRESIDENT. MORE THAN $2 MILLION FOR A LETTER SIGNED BY THIS SENATOR AND MY FRIENDS. – The Corner on National Review Online
Rush Limbaugh matched the 2.1 million that was donated, so a total of 4.2 million will go to the charity… but where is Reid and the other 40 Senators? Why haven’t they taken up Rush’s challenge and matched it? Talk is cheap.
Via – HotAir