May 21, 2003

FOLLOWING the bomb attack in

FOLLOWING the bomb attack in Bali I suggested that readers donate to a Red Cross appeal for survivors. For this I now apologise. The Red Cross is wasting your money and wasting time. Compounding my guilt, several readers wrote to me warning that exactly this would happen.

To the reader who donated $1500 (scroll down) I really don't know what to say, except sorry. The Red Cross deserves to be condemned. Hopefully the negative publicity they've drawn will speed things up, and deliver the donated cash to those who need it.

Posted by Tim Blair at May 21, 2003 03:46 AM

We had the same crud happen to our red cross after 9/11. They spent several million on non 9/11 items, They are the ultimate charity corperation

Posted by: Gunner at May 24, 2003 at 02:12 PM