Hollywood star's act of charity which went almost unreported

Arthur Torrington

Don't   know   whether you heard   about this but Denzel   Washington and his family visited American troops at Brook Army Medical Center, in San   Antonio, Texas (BAMC) the other day. This is where Iraq war soldiers, especially serious burn   victims, who have been evacuated from medical facilities in Germany come to be hospitalised in the United States.

There are some buildings there called Fisher Houses. The Fisher House is a Hotel where soldiers' families can stay, for little or no charge, while their soldier is staying   on base, but as you can imagine, they are almost filled most of the time.

While Denzel Washington was visiting   BAMC, they gave him a tour of one of the Fisher Houses. He   asked how much one of them would cost to build. He took his cheque book out and wrote a cheque for the full amount right there on the spot. The soldiers   overseas were amazed to hear this story and want to get the   word out to the public, because it warmed their hearts   to hear it.

The question is, why do: Britney Spears, Madonna, Tom Cruise and other Hollywood fluff make   front page news with their ridiculous antics and Denzel Washington's charity doesn't even make page three in the Metro section of any media except the local newspaper in San Antonio?