You might expect a certain critic of celebrity-aid to make fun of the Haitian telethon last night. And there were indeed some cringe-inducing moments in this 4-minute video summary I just watched.
But it's a little-known dark secret that crotchety skeptics often have a sentimental streak. So what's really wrong about some well-meaning gushy-anthem-belting megastars raising money for some currently very needy people?
I just hope that some day we will get to the point where there will also be an anthem about accountability. Here's some lyrics by an anonymous contributor, for which I take no responsibility:
So clear the fogs/Listen to the blogs/Don't just throw dollars out the door/Make sure them reaches the poor.