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Red Cross surrenders: Bill O'Reilly declares victory in battle with stingy victim-relief agency
WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Thursday, November 15, 2001 | Bill O'Reilly

Posted on 11/16/2001 1:14:55 PM PST by JohnHuang2

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1 posted on 11/16/2001 1:14:56 PM PST by JohnHuang2
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points at Red Cross leader - 'haha'
2 posted on 11/16/2001 1:14:56 PM PST by GeronL
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To: JohnHuang2
Good! Now maybe Bill can move on............
3 posted on 11/16/2001 1:14:57 PM PST by Cold Heat
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Finally, "The New York Times" stepped up as well, challenging the Red Cross in an editorial.

I've noticed that they are trying to save their tratorous a$$es as of late. Expect a return to marixism as usual very soon.

4 posted on 11/16/2001 1:14:57 PM PST by Concentrate
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i heard an ad for this weekends seattle seahawk game that kids will be giving their money to the red cross!!!

i wonder if they put that 1/2 a billion in an account to collect the highest interest? i'm glad i didn't give any to them.

5 posted on 11/16/2001 1:14:58 PM PST by rockfish59
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...Bill, you da' man...
6 posted on 11/16/2001 1:14:58 PM PST by danmar
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To: wirestripper
Does this mean he's back to going after Jesse Jackson's finances?

Mrs Kus

7 posted on 11/16/2001 1:15:07 PM PST by cgk
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I wasn't aware he had ever stopped. I saw him mention Rainbow Coalition tax return shenanigans the other night, as part of the bigger picture, which is misuse of funds by tax-free charities, and the lack of accountability of these charities.

I think O'Reilly is doing a great job uncovering an injustice. I don't always agree with his politics, but at least he doesn't let politicians, charities, and others in the public eye, get away with not answering tough questions.

8 posted on 11/16/2001 1:15:09 PM PST by FreedomPoster
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O'Reilly: 'I'm on a Jihad Against Elite Media'
9 posted on 11/16/2001 1:15:09 PM PST by backhoe
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To: rockfish59
O'Reilly had the red crass VP on last night. This VP said that they were releasing monies to the victims who were already in their 'system'. That the victims of the WTC attacks should just 'wait' to be contacted by the red crass. And that in about 6+ months, the red crass would evaluate the various needy cases on file, and dole out the monies, as needed.

Sorry, but I HOPE O'Reilly doesn't find that acceptable. Because what was said is nothing more than a ruse to continue keeping the monetary windfall. How MANY victims' survivors haven't made it into the red crass system yet? How many have been turned away?

And personally....if I sent money to help the victims of those attacks, I wouldn't CARE if in 6+ months they were financially on their feet, I would STILL want the money to go the victims. I Wouldn't care if they were financially better off than I in 6+ months....because NO AMOUNT of money can EVER make up for the nightmares they've been through and will have to live with, for the rest of their lives.

10 posted on 11/16/2001 1:15:11 PM PST by mommadooo3
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To: JohnHuang2
The Red Cross have already been terminally hurt by their previous actions. Doing the right thing after being forced to, will not cut it.
11 posted on 11/16/2001 1:15:12 PM PST by Texbob
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To: JohnHuang2
Thank you Mr. Bill O'Reilly, America owes you a debt of gratitude.

Next = The United Way and the rest.

12 posted on 11/16/2001 1:15:21 PM PST by Jmouse007
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Exactly! These non-profits need to be held accountable. We should start with a solid audit of The Rainbow Coalition tax returns, as Bill has been advocating for quite some time.
13 posted on 11/16/2001 1:15:24 PM PST by FreedomPoster
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"...hope Americans accept their policy change and don't hold the past six weeks against the agency."

Yea, right. Like we should trust them now after they changed only because of mounting pressure - not because it was the right thing to do.
They, like the United Way, are so wrapped up in PC that they do not know what is right, only what is popular.
I'd rather just do a little research and contribute to smaller charities directly.
Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Thier power derives from thier HUGE coffers, not from thier will to do the right thing.

14 posted on 11/16/2001 1:15:24 PM PST by Psalm 73
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OhReally says he straightened the Red Cross out, so we aren't to hold this against them and should now hand them some more money and move on. Right.
15 posted on 11/16/2001 1:15:31 PM PST by Twodees
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You know, as long as the bulk of the money was going directly to the victims, I don't think the majority of the public would have been upset if the Red Cross had kept a small amount of the money to handle other issues.

However, the fact that so much of the money was given to oganizations to "care for" and "service" and "provide for" the victims, instead of just getting a list of the victims and giving them the money to use as they need, is what completely galls most Americans.

And I still don't think they get it. :(

And it appears that the list of "victims" is growing daily. If Uncle Joe lost his job miles away from Ground One, and I live with Uncle Joe, I probably qualify for assistance. I might really need assistance, but again, I don't think that's why most people gave.

16 posted on 11/16/2001 1:15:32 PM PST by joathome
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They still haven't done the RIGHT THING. The victims that they are giving the money to are NOT the victims those who gave to the Liberty Fund ment the money to go to.

A shop owner who lost their business in NYC because of the 911 atrocity, a kid in Memphis who is having nightmares because of the 911 atrocity, a radio station who lost their antenna ARE NOT the VICTIMS folks gave the money for.

Those who had a loved one killed and those who were severely injured and will need extensive rehab, or who were to severely injured to ever work again THOSE ARE THE VICTIMS we expected the money we gave to go to.

The American's public view of Victim and the ARC view are two different critters

17 posted on 11/16/2001 1:15:33 PM PST by GailA
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To: GailA
Exactly my point! Well said.
18 posted on 11/16/2001 1:15:44 PM PST by joathome
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To: mommadooo3
yeah, 'don't call us, we'll call you'! typical. i'll bet they're scrambling to get their 'paper in order'.

i also gave blood, but found out it will be used locally and not tossed out or burned.
toss out the RED and hoard the GREEN!

19 posted on 11/16/2001 1:18:55 PM PST by rockfish59
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The United Way and Red Cross are down but not out. In the next few months count on the New York Times doing a story on some WTC family using the money unwisely. The kicker will be that Red Cross and United Way would make better choices than the families.

O'Reilly thinks he's dealing with people of good will. He's wrong. He's dealing with liberals who got caught, are ticked off, and will get even.

The fact that WTC families will be hurt all over will not occur to the liberal "care givers".

Let the games begin.

20 posted on 11/16/2001 1:18:55 PM PST by GOPJ
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