Skip to comments.Wounded Warrior massive FAIL on Gun Talk Radio
Posted on 11/19/2012 7:26:52 AM PST by KeyLargo
Wounded Warrior massive FAIL on Gun Talk Radio
November 18, 2012
Steven Nardizzi, the $319k/year Executive Director of Wounded Warrior Project, fumbled badly out of the gate in his efforts to diffuse the brouhaha over his groups refusal to participate on Gun Talk Radio last weekend on Veterans Day.
The whole disaster was spurred when their communications director declined the invitation to promote WWP on Gun Talk Radio because of the gun-related content of the nationally syndicated radio show.
Late last week, WWP announced their executive director would appear on Greshams show to clarify the WWP position, in addition to offering some weaselese language that they respected everyones right to their rights to gun ownership sorta like President Obama begins his self-description. I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment, but
Nardizzi, for being so well-paid, utterly fumbled.
He tried to spin his way out of the mess but only managed to spin himself in deeper, offering all sorts of weak excuses why WWP couldnt partner with gun-related sponsors. He cited sponsorships with cyclists and how WWP had cut back on those sponsorships because of some sort of inferior return on investment.
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Good information. Thanks.
Let me guess it might “offend” someone, unlike those part-tay down events with porn stars at the Playboy Mansion, that would never be seen in a negative light, nooooooo....
They would not be on my Christmas list, that is for sure.
$319K salary - sounds like it is developing into a scam operation and the idiot tipped his hand. Makes me wonder exactly what % of the contributions REALLY makes it to the wounded vets.
WWP has a very high overhead. Somewhere in the 25% range. That is why I stopped supporting them. Why too much off the top. I won’t donate to groups if the overhead is not in the single digits.
WIKIPEDIA: US NAVY VETS
The United States Navy Veterans Association (USNVA) was a tax-exempt Veterans Organization that claimed to have a national headquarters in Washington, D.C. It claimed that its purpose was to support the U.S. Navy, and to assist veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces, and their families.
The Association claimed to be a national organization with 43 U.S. chapters and over 66,000 members.
USNVA was the subject of recent investigative reporting, which resulted in criminal and administrative investigations in several states and the removal of its listing from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs website. The organization's national headquarters in Washington DC proved to be a rented post office box, rather than an actual physical office location. USNVA operations have ceased and, after a two-year search, the leader, John Donald Cody, was arrested on April 30, 2012 in Portland, Oregon. Cody had run the organization under the alias "Bobby Thompson", and authorities were at first unable to determine his real name. However, on October 1, 2012, it was announced that Cody's identity had been determined using fingerprint records.
Liberals are attracted to executive positions in foundations and charities like magnets—You don’t have to be very smart, you don’t have to work too hard, and you get to play with other people’s money.
I have held back on this organization, waiting to find out how much does go to the vets.
Looks like the truth is starting to come out now. What a shame that ppl are making money off of our wounded millitary!
Bingo! And this “splains” so much....too....about so many groups.
Sounds like Operation Homefront, they started out great but worked people to the bone then stole the money from the local organizations to fund their national organization. They are just using the vets as a paycheck.
Because the VA like the rest of government fails to do its job.
Yep. Tons of these groups and orgs out there. Many are simply run for the benefit of the executives.
Komen gives what, 20% towards “research”?? Most goes to fundraising, lobbying and to Planned Parenthood and stuff
That is a pretty high salary, how much did they actually spend on helping Veterans??
You can’t turn on a TV without running into one of their ads for WWP. That stuff costs mucho dinero. Their “administrative costs” must be sky high.
They don’t want to offend Cindy Sheehan.
(Interview starts at 5:59)
notice we have "teacher of the month" awards, we have teacher championships on Jeopardy, and we have a constant theme of "aren't teachers grand" with the hollowood diatribe....
WWP has become the left's and the hollowoods "patriot" theme of the day....
now that we have found out that their administration costs....I read that they were somewhere closer to 50%......then we can choose other veteran charities that do a lot better...
Who is paying this dude 318K.
$319,000 paycheck for running what was supposed to be a non-profit. Seems the greedy bastard is profiting just fine on the backs of our soldiers, sailors, and airmen.
Only $19.00 a month and I can continue to laugh all the way to the bank.
Reconsidering that $19 a month!
I was getting the word out months ago. I knew that any organization that was advertising on the avenues they were was spending more on collecting money than spending it on vets.
How in the hell did his Wounded Warriors get wounded? Oh maybe with guns?
It is government it only does one thing well destruction.
Links to some vets.
And many more if you search the web. Get real, if you think government is good you many want to go bury your head in the sand, it is only going to get worse.
If it is not a problem (and the services provided were what they should be) then you would not have all these orginizations trying to help vets. When you have lawyers offering hep there is a problem. If you think every thing is ok so be it. Not everyone has had the same luck. None if the vets in my family has had a problem (including me) but that does not mean that the VA is good for all.
I personally know an Iraq vet who had to fight for over half a year to get medical treatment for lung damage from serving there. If you wish to think government is good go right ahead. I know government is crap for the most part. Have a nice day.
I have been watching a cable TV show where all of the employees are former military and many of their customers are current military. The gun shop looks like it is located just off base outside of Ft. Bragg.
truTV is about to take a very different look at the pawn business in this all new series! Go behind the scenes at Gun Plus, a unique pawn store that specializes in weapons and military-inspired collectables.
When you run a general purpose charity, you never pass up the opportunity to hand out your card and tell people how to donate. As long as the audience is not participating in something illegal.
That is fund raising 101. I know people who spent a couple of hundred dollars per credit hour to learn that.
You owe me $100. Donate it to the charity of your choice.
You got that right!! Example; AGENT ORANGE!! There are a few cancers that are recognized as the result of exposure to this scourge.
Bladder Cancer is not one of them. However the incidence of this painful killer among our vets greatly exceeds the normal. As long as they don't recognize it, they don't have to give them benefits. If they don't have other insurance, they are on their own.
And yes, we do owe them. We should be honored to be in their presence. My sister's husband died os this disease. He never complained, at least not to me.
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