Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Obama will charge the media to cover him on election night!

WTF? I think the shameless selling of the Obama "brand" is so far out of control as to be beyond dangerous! The highest funded campaign in history just can't get their hands on enough money!

According to the Chicago Sun-Times:

Obama campaign selling Chicago election night coverage packages to news outlets
By Lynn Sweet on October 21, 2008 11:07 AM

WASHINGTON---The Obama campaign is putting a hefty price tag on the best camera and reporting positions for news organizations covering Barack Obama's outdoor election night activities in downtown Chicago. If a reporter wants access to the file center--which will be the best place to find Obama officials and spokesmen--be prepared to write a check for $935. The cheapest place a reporter could stand on a riser with a view is $880.

That $935 covers one reporter in a heated file tent, power, cable tv, internet and food...

This is an outrageous pay to play plan that caters to national elite outlets with deep pockets..."

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