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NBC Accused of Endorsing Obama With Sandy Telethon

November 3, 2012 (2:42 am) GMT
Fox News' host Steve Doocy questions the network's motive in holding the concert since most of the performers enlisted for the gig are President Obama's supporters.
NBC Accused of Endorsing Obama With Sandy Telethon

Is NBC having a hidden political agenda behind its initiative to hold a telethon for Hurricane Sandy relief effort? Fox News' host Steve Doocy and guest host Eric Bollingon raised such question during a Friday, November 2 episode of "Fox & Friends", just hours before the telethon began.

Bollingon said, "Good intention, raise some money for victims, but the timing is more than suspect." He added, "Is this more political? Is this more, let's get this thing on TV before the election to help President Obama look more presidential? Or is it more to help out victims?"

Doocy then noted that most of the stars involved in the show, namely and , were President Obama's supporters and there were no Republican performers on the list. "It does look like they're trying to squeeze it in," Doocy further commented.

Bollingon then said, "This just seems like a rush job because the election is gonna be [in] three days." Doocy stressed the question toward the end of their discussion, "Is it a hurricane benefit or a concert for Obama?"

NBC's Hurricane Sandy telethon aired on Friday with as the host. , Bruce Springsteen, , Jon Bon Jovi and were among the performers, while , and also supported the benefit.

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