Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by SG-17, Oct 23, 2008.
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?
They're trying to find a way to piss off the media just enough so the media coverage won't seem too biased.
This is a normal custom. Thus, the thread title is misleading and inaccurate.
The conservatives will jump on this. They resent profit-making.
More misleading statements about Obama.
We have to e-mail this to fightthesmears.
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.
So much for being socialist... Seriously running for president can be a good investment just ask Mitt Romney.
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.
Finally some fiscal responsibility in the White House.
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.
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.
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.
McBush and the Republicans would most certanly complain and whine about this .
He's rich, [female dog]!
I think the US is in serious trouble if Obama is elected especially if hes own "patten" of buying is anything to go on.
And now we can add greed to the list of his sins. Another proof that Barack Hussein Obama is an antichrist.
What's wrong with being a capitalist? We can't all go up to the temple trying to whip them.
but we can try...
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