Saturday, January 23, 2010


While conservative nutjobs like Rush Limbaugh and Pat Robertson continued to huff and puff and blame the victims of the earthquake in Haiti, some good old fashioned liberals such as George Clooney, Wyclef Jean, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, Jay-Z, Neil Young, and Alicia Keys rolled up their sleeves and got to work. Pop stars Madonna, Beyonce, Rhianna, U2, Justin Timberlake, and Chris Martin joined in, and actors Leonardo DiCaprio, Reese Witherspoon, Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts did their part answering phones.

The result was "The Hope for Haiti Benefit Concert," a telethon that was "one of the most widely distributed prime-time televised benefits in history, appearing simultaneously on more than 25 networks," according to CNN. Let the cynics sneer.

Here are some highlights of the evening:

Alicia Keys and Bruce Springsteen kick things off musically.

Anderson Cooper reports, and Stevie Wonder knocks out "Bridge Over Trouble Water."

John Legend, Jon Stewart, and a stirring rendition of "Hard Times Come Again No More" by Mary J. Blige.

Contact "Hope for Haiti Now" HERE.

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