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Obama Campaign Rolling in Money

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by SG-17, Oct 23, 2008.

  1. SG-17

    SG-17 Deity

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    http://elections.foxnews.com/2008/10/22/obama-camp-charging-media-election-night-access/
     
  2. Halcyon

    Halcyon 9000

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    Well, the article itself says that this is "customary" and "typical", and the campaign says that this is "standard procedure" and "not for profit". Unless this is in fact not true, and political campaigns never charge the newsmedia for seats and services, is there a point to this article? It's not as though they're charging $1000 just for access, is it?
     
  3. Kraznaya

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    They're trying to find a way to piss off the media just enough so the media coverage won't seem too biased. :mischief:
     
  4. JerichoHill

    JerichoHill Bedrock of Knowledge

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    This is a normal custom. Thus, the thread title is misleading and inaccurate.
     
  5. Princeps

    Princeps More bombs than God

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    The conservatives will jump on this. They resent profit-making.;)
     
  6. Shekwan

    Shekwan Kim Chi Quaffing Celt

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    Damn Socialists
     
  7. Godwynn

    Godwynn March to the Sea

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    More misleading statements about Obama.

    We have to e-mail this to fightthesmears.
     
  8. Shylock

    Shylock Hey smiling strange

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    I don't know why they bother fund raising on election night. By then it's almost certainly over and the campaign is at it's end.
     
  9. Zulu Impi

    Zulu Impi Warlord

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    So much for being socialist... Seriously running for president can be a good investment just ask Mitt Romney.
     
  10. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    I can't believe Obama is setting fixed prices that are below what the free market would bear. He should auction off the spots to get a higher price, instead of subsidizing the press in the form of accepting lost profits. I guess he is not a real capitalist.
     
  11. Mise

    Mise isle of lucy

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    Finally some fiscal responsibility in the White House.
     
  12. JeffIllinois

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    The Obama campaign has to pay the City of Chicago for access, security, cleanup, etc... These charges are being used to pay the City so the campaign doesn't have to dip into donations.

    This is another misleading FoxNews story where inconvenient facts are conveniently omitted.

    Who cares if the "gotcha left wing media elites" have to pay up? They can afford it.
     
  13. bhsup

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    I don't see what the issue is at all. If the media don't want to be there, they don't have to pay the price dictated.
     
  14. Mise

    Mise isle of lucy

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    Is there a professional association that journalists and/or media groups subscribe to? Like the British Medical Association for Doctors or the British Bankers' Association for banks? If so, then, IMO, this body should pay for all charges associated with Obama's (and McCain's) election-night press conferences.
     
  15. GenMarshall

    GenMarshall Night Elven Ghost Agent

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    McBush and the Republicans would most certanly complain and whine about this :rolleyes:.
     
  16. Bigfoot3814

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    He's rich, [female dog]!
     
  17. FriendlyFire

    FriendlyFire Codex WMDicanious

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    I think the US is in serious trouble if Obama is elected especially if hes own "patten" of buying is anything to go on.

     
  18. Pannonius

    Pannonius Reconquistador

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    And now we can add greed to the list of his sins. Another proof that Barack Hussein Obama is an antichrist.
     
  19. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    What's wrong with being a capitalist? We can't all go up to the temple trying to whip them.
     
  20. Pannonius

    Pannonius Reconquistador

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    but we can try...
     

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