In case you haven’t heard NYT pundit Nicholas Kristof is sponsoring a pledge drive to send Bill O’Reilly to Darfur, Sudan. Before you get too excited, Kristof insists that it be a round trip. As Kristof put it:
“Offers will be anonymous, except maybe to the N.S.A. Sure, this is a desperate measure. But with several hundred thousand people already murdered in Darfur and two million homeless and living in shantytowns, the best hope for those still alive is a strong dose of American outrage. . . .
“Mr. O’Reilly has a big audience and a knack for stirring outrage. Lately, he (quite properly) galvanized an outcry over a ridiculously light sentence for a sexual predator in Vermont. The upshot was that the sentence was increased. Good for him.
“So imagine the furor Mr. O’Reilly could stir up if he publicized the hundreds of thousands of rapes, murders and mutilations in Darfur. He could save lives on a grand scale.
“Join the pledge drive!”
You may email your pledge to firstname.lastname@example.org.