Via Sadly, No (who, sadly, have a retina burning new layout), this tidbit that is guaranteed to shock and awe:
A a concert of the legendary rock group U2, Senator Rick Santorum will hold a fund-raising event for one night only.
The thousand-dollar-a-seat fund-raiser has been put together by Sean and Ana Wolfington, and it will take place at the Wachovia Center in Philadelphia in support of Santorum’s reelection.
U2 front man Bono is no stranger to Washington, D.C. He has come often to the nation’s capital to network with politicians on behalf of his many causes.
Santorum met Bono earlier this year, having been introduced by John Kasich, the former congressman from Ohio and host of Fox News Channel’s “Heartland.”
So what does the Irish rocker have in common with the conservative senator?
As in the case of Santorum, Bono’s religious convictions inform his activities.
The U2 leader shared some of his faith perspectives with the author of the book “Bono in Conversation.” He said, “It’s a mind-blowing concept that the God who created the Universe might be looking for company, a real relationship with people.”
Bono, it must be remembered, famously neutered Jesse Helms.
*** Update ***
Turns out to be complete bullshit from Newsmax, and in the irony of ironies, K-Lo is the source for the correction.
In short, ignore this post.
I was under the impression that Bono was more liberal leaning.
Debunked earlier today, folks:
That Newsmax item was misleading. Since linking to that I’ve checked it with the campaign: Bono has not endorsed the Santorum campaign, he is not doing a fundraiser for Santorum. A couple bought a box at a U2 concert and are using the purchase as a Santorum fundraiser. But it’s totally independent of Bono or U2.
In sum, don’t trust Newsmax — always good advice. ;-) (Mind you, I fell for it first as well.)
He is. But someone seems to want to associate Santorum with Bono, and is spreading this garbage around. Either they want to trash Bono’s reputation, or help Santorum’s… and considering how Santorum is polling, and when Bono is[n’t] up for re-election, I think I know which one it is.
I saw that on Raw Story (yeah, I know). I was gonna say..
I’m glad I saw this correction before bedtime.
Oh man, did you see this?
It must be true, because K-Lo hasn’t denied it yet!
The Disenfranchised Voter
Newsmax doesn’t run bullshit stories!
It’s “News”Max, fer chrissakes! If reading the net teaches us nothing else, it’s to consider the source. Newsmax is about as credible as those male enhancement come ons I get in my email.
Those don’t work? And we don’t get French benefits?
I would like to take this special opportunity to point out to any of those right-wingers I’ve sparred with over recent years on other sites (who just MIGHT be lurking, probably not, but maybe) that this is the reason why I repeatedly said “I don’t trust Newsmax as a credible source!”.
Man that’s a lot of whoopee!
Both sides have been caught doing this.
For all the folks spouting off earlier in the thread, you can place your mea culpas below this comment. I’ll be in the corner holding my breath and imagining the spin that will be put there, instead.
If it turns out that Newsmax didn’t make this up but was merely misinformed by a bad source, people like Rome and ppgaz are going to owe Newsmax a big apology.
The Disenfranchised Voter
Owe Newsmax an apology?…Hardly. Newsmax is a disgrace to journalism. And frankly, anyone who reads Newsmax–other than to laugh–loses some crediblity in my eyes.