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Kristof Challenges-O'Reilly To Go To Darfur

Nicholas Kristof is challenging Bill to go to Darfur with him. The bloviator backs out with Jonah Goldberg like reasons. I guess he never heard of sa

Nicholas Kristof is challenging Bill to go to Darfur with him. The bloviator backs out with Jonah Goldberg like reasons. I guess he never heard of satellite coverage.
Kristof: (reg required)

"After Mr. O'Reilly denounced me in December as a "left-wing ideologue" (a charge that alarmed me, given his expertise on ideologues), I challenged him to defend traditional values by joining me on a trip to Darfur. I wrote: "You'll have to leave your studio, Bill. You'll encounter pure evil. If you're like me, you'll be scared ... and you'll finally be using your talents for an important cause."

A few days ago, I finally got my answer. Mr. O'Reilly declared in his column: "I do three hours of daily news analysis on TV and radio. There's no way I can go to Africa."...read on

Kristof finishes with:

"If you want to help, send e-mail to sponsorbill@gmail.com or snail mail to me at The Times, and tell me how much you're willing to pay for Mr. O'Reilly's expenses in Darfur. Offers will be anonymous, except maybe to the N.S.A. Don't send money; all I'm looking for is pledges. I'll post updates at nytimes.com/ontheground."

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