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Wounded Warrior Project faces fallout after snubbing ‘Gun Talk’
Examiner ^ | November 14, 2012 | David Codrea

Posted on 11/14/2012 2:10:52 PM PST by AAABEST

In a development that shocked veteran talk show host Tom Gresham of the nationally-syndicated Gun Talk Radio program, the Wounded Warrior Project “declined an interview request on Gun Talk Radio because it's a firearms-related show,” the program reported yesterday on its Facebook page.

“I'm stunned at your email saying that the WWP doesn't participate in an interview or activity related to firearms,” Gresham emailed the charity’s public relations director, Leslie A. Coleman. “Inasmuch as there are 90 million gun owners and most of them support wounded veterans, I think they would be shocked to hear that they are, by way of their hobbies, somehow not worthy of helping with the Wounded Warriors Project.”

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News
KEYWORDS: banglist; gun; talk; talkradio; warrior; wounded; woundedwarriors; ww; wwp
But they'll gladly give interviews at the Playboy mansion. They're on video at the link doing so.

I'm not done supporting vets, but I'm done with WWP - an organization helped a great deal in the past.

I'll give my money to other disabled vet NGOS.

1 posted on 11/14/2012 2:11:05 PM PST by AAABEST
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To: AAABEST

Boy, I’m glad we had a 2-Day charity Sporting Clays shoot for them last weekend.


2 posted on 11/14/2012 2:13:24 PM PST by Tijeras_Slim
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To: AAABEST

Strange, very strange. why would they do that?


3 posted on 11/14/2012 2:14:45 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: AAABEST

I would not donate because of the Playboy thing.


4 posted on 11/14/2012 2:15:49 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: AAABEST

“Wounded Warrior Project “declined an interview request on Gun Talk Radio because it’s a firearms-related show,” “

So....they won’t go on a show that is firearms related but will gladly accept money from people who actually own firearms.
Looks like a PR nightmare for WWP.


5 posted on 11/14/2012 2:37:40 PM PST by texaschick
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To: AAABEST
Classic example of NGOs starting out with the right goal, taking over by activists (stealthily or not), run the NGO to liberals’ causes.

The excuse (firearm-related) is not acceptable.

6 posted on 11/14/2012 2:39:31 PM PST by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: AAABEST

Wow....looks like WWP just shot themselves in the foot.


7 posted on 11/14/2012 2:42:58 PM PST by Donkey Odious ( Adapt, improvise, and overcome - now a motto for us all.)
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To: AAABEST

The WWP may have to give their management a “come to the woodshed moment”.

Time will tell.

All groups must be eternally vigilant against creeping socialism.


8 posted on 11/14/2012 2:43:17 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: mylife; Clint N. Suhks; smokingfrog

Gun Talk - WWF Ping...


9 posted on 11/14/2012 2:46:47 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: AAABEST

Unfortunately, you must be very careful in supporting many of these “Warrior or Veteran” charities that have popped up recently. Many are scams and rip offs run by progressives. Check them out on their web pages and charity rating organizations. Several that I thought of supporting I declined after reviewing their web pages and their spending support histories.


10 posted on 11/14/2012 2:47:27 PM PST by RetiredTexasVet (The law of unintended consequences is an unforgiving and vindictive b!tch!)
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To: driftdiver
why would they do that?

Politics, the re-election of Obama and the new talks about a new Assault Weapons Ban (AWB).............

It's advantageous to reap the benefits of a giving gun rights society when the whitehouse is in no position to malign them but now that Obama is back, they feel emboldened to attack the firearms owners once again........thus the change in attitude from the Wounded Warrior Project.....

11 posted on 11/14/2012 2:50:26 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: Joe Brower

ping


12 posted on 11/14/2012 2:54:24 PM PST by AAABEST (Et lux in tenebris lucet: et tenebrae eam non comprehenderunt)
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To: carriage_hill

Stick that PC crap in your pipe and smoke it, WWP.


13 posted on 11/14/2012 3:00:07 PM PST by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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To: AAABEST

While I’m disapionted that WWP has taken this stance, I will still support them. When the VA was giving my son the run-around they stepped in and got things done. WWP takes care of Veterans and they do it well. Bash them all you want, it still won’t change the fact that they do what they say they are going to do. On a scale of 1-10 I give WWP a 10 as an organizatin.


14 posted on 11/14/2012 3:00:21 PM PST by sean327 (God created all men equal, then some become Marines!)
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To: AAABEST

SIWP

Self Inflicted Wound Project


15 posted on 11/14/2012 3:01:53 PM PST by Psalm 144 (Voodoo Republicans. Don't read their lips. Watch their hands.)
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To: smokingfrog

Just a monumental, stupefying WWF response to an interview request.


16 posted on 11/14/2012 3:05:41 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: driftdiver
Strange, very strange. why would they do that?

Political Correctness.......With the re-election of Obama and new talks about anti-firearm legislation, they now think firearms owners are in the minority and thus they no longer have to appeal to them.......

17 posted on 11/14/2012 3:23:12 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: RetiredTexasVet

I could say a few things but I won’t.

I am biased but it you want 97 cents of your dollar to go directly to where you want it, the wounded, ill, injured and dying of our Armed Forces check out the Silver Star Families of America.

www.silverstarfamilies.org


18 posted on 11/14/2012 3:50:15 PM PST by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: Hot Tabasco
So the WWP is now PC and supports a new AWB?

FUBO!
19 posted on 11/14/2012 3:50:28 PM PST by CaptSkip
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To: AAABEST
the WWP got just a bit too mainstream sleezy.....

enough of it....

20 posted on 11/14/2012 3:56:36 PM PST by cherry
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To: CaptSkip
So the WWP is now PC...?

Can you think of any other reason for their action?

21 posted on 11/14/2012 4:00:31 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Jab her with a harpoon.....)
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To: AAABEST

I support The Injured Marine Semper FI Fund. They are for real. They have extremely low overhead costs. The returning marines love them. I never bought into the celebrity, high overhead WW deal.


22 posted on 11/14/2012 4:01:28 PM PST by gleneagle
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To: carriage_hill

With Obama’s re election we have officially entered bizarro world.


23 posted on 11/14/2012 4:01:57 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: AAABEST

AMVETS and VFW is all you need.


24 posted on 11/14/2012 4:02:56 PM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again,")
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To: fella

This has gone viral thru my gun club with 1600 members and a strong history of helping Wounded Warriors in the past. We are investigating alternatives now...


25 posted on 11/14/2012 4:05:28 PM PST by Geoffrey
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To: AAABEST

Considering the very high dollar advertising WWP has been using I was suspicious of WWP being nothing but a for-profit corporation hiding behind a good cause.


26 posted on 11/14/2012 4:08:41 PM PST by CodeToad (Padme: "So this is how liberty dies... with thunderous applause.")
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To: mylife

I feel like I’m still out on the ledge, like last Tuesday night at 11:57pm, when Fox news declared 0bummer the winner. I’m trying to come down; really I am.


27 posted on 11/14/2012 4:19:02 PM PST by carriage_hill (America - a great idea while it lasted.)
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To: driftdiver

because every time we set up a group the left always has to infiltrate it and then take it over


28 posted on 11/14/2012 4:24:00 PM PST by manc (Marriage =1 man + 1 woman,when they say marriage equality then they should support polygamy)
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To: AAABEST

Compensation of Executives at the Wounded Warrior Project in 2008

NAME2008 TITLEBASEBONUSOTHER COMPENSATIONTOTAL REPORTABLE COMPENSATION
John MeliaFormer Executive Director$173,738$26,850$4,310$204,898 + $191,000*

??????THIS LINE LOOKS A BIT UNUSUAL???
* John Melia also listed as an independent contractor making $191,000 in addition to his salary.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wounded_Warrior_Project

According to Charity Navigator, WWP allocates 55 percent of its revenue to program expenses and 44.8 percent to fundraising and administrative expenses.[3]


29 posted on 11/14/2012 4:30:30 PM PST by DUMBGRUNT (The best is the enemy of the good!)
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To: DUMBGRUNT

Oh boy

Thats not good


30 posted on 11/14/2012 4:33:51 PM PST by Steve Newton (And the Wolves will learn what we have shown before-We love our sheep we dogs of war. Vaughn)
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To: driftdiver
Strange, very strange. why would they do that?

Not strange at all. What you are seeing is O'Sullivan's Law in action.

"Any institution not explicitly conservative will become liberal with the passage of time."

Expect to see much more of it in the near future.

31 posted on 11/14/2012 4:44:16 PM PST by atomic_dog
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To: carriage_hill

Whoaa! Calm down there big fella.
Everything is going to be OK...

Well, maybe not..


32 posted on 11/14/2012 5:05:11 PM PST by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Donkey Odious

I haven’t given since I learned how very little of what they get actually does go to the wounded warriors. It looks as though they mostly use what they get to promote and employ themselfs.
Even though I no longer donate, they still deluge me with 3-4 mailings and “gifts”/mo.
Very poor handling of donations to my way of thinking.
There are several local organizations who truly DO aid those troops and don’t spend so much on promoting themslves.


33 posted on 11/14/2012 5:53:56 PM PST by bog trotter
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To: AAABEST

I haven’t heard Hannity or O’Reilly mention WWP in a very long time, O’Reilly even said he was looking into some problems at WWP about 10 months ago.


34 posted on 11/14/2012 9:05:07 PM PST by PMAS (All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing)
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To: AAABEST
I'm done with WWP

WTF? I just saw a cable TV program recently with WWP people pheasant hunting in South Dakota. The wounded warriors were actually firing their shotguns and killing pheasants.

35 posted on 11/14/2012 9:39:45 PM PST by Alaska Wolf (USA!)
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To: Geoffrey

Check out Wounded Wear

www.woundedwear.org

Founded by a still active duty Navy Seal Jason Redman who was severely wounded in Iraq.
My husband and I are personal friends of Jason’s (aka J) and were a part of the second anual fundraiser for this 501c3 charity.
They do great things, if you have any questions please feel free to freepmail me.


36 posted on 11/14/2012 9:40:34 PM PST by joesjane ((The strength of the pack is the wolf - Rudyard Kipling))
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To: AAABEST

Even here in L.A, the Paralyzed Vets of America is recognized. My Dad gives to that org as he’s Airborne. The only time WWP got face time is when that liberal douchebag owner of the Mavs, Cuban fronted it.


37 posted on 11/14/2012 11:59:25 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: AAABEST
WWP is anti-gun? WTH?

It does make my mind rest easier. I discontinued all charitable giving the day after the election but I was having a hard time with the decision not to give to WWP. Not any more.

38 posted on 11/15/2012 5:51:07 AM PST by jboot (This isn't your father's America. Stay safe and keep your powder dry.)
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To: AAABEST

Wounded Warrior Project Email Exchange (With Gun Talk Radio)

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2959884/posts


39 posted on 11/15/2012 10:47:22 AM PST by Deadeye Division
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To: AAABEST

Wounded Warrior ‘gun snub’ flap draws in knife rights advocate

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2960064/posts


40 posted on 11/15/2012 10:08:03 PM PST by Deadeye Division
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To: bog trotter

They’re just like the NRA in that respect.
The use swag to drive new donations.

Not that I’m against it, but it becomes what they’ve admitted to as “branding” and at some point it becomes counterproductive.


41 posted on 11/16/2012 6:55:46 AM PST by SJSAMPLE
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To: AAABEST

Wounded Warrior redux: WWP now ‘Clarifying our approach’

http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2960181/posts


42 posted on 11/16/2012 3:19:44 PM PST by Deadeye Division
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