NYT Columnist Nicholas Kristof Has Raised $727,568 To Send Bill O'Reilly To Darfur...

In a postscript to his regular New York Times column on Tusday, Nicholas Kristof reveals that he has raised almost three-quarters of a million dollars from readers to send Fox News host Bill O'Reilly to troubled Darfur.

Kristof, embroiled in a public feud with O'Reilly, launced a pledge drive recently with this end in mind, and reports today that he has been "deluged by 6,675 pleges, averaging a bit more than $100." The grand total comes to $727,568, "so Mr. O'Reilly will be able to fly first class with the very best satellite phones and fill his water bottles with San Pelegrino."

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