Skip to comments.Obama to media: pony up for election night access
Posted on 10/21/2008 1:12:41 PM PDT by VideoPaul
(Crains) The best-funded political campaign in American history says news organizations will have to payin some cases almost $2,000 eachif they want to cover Barack Obamas election-night celebration in Chicago.
A memo sent to news organizations on Tuesday by the Obama campaign says credentials will cost $715 to $1,815, depending on whether electrical and phone lines are needed and whether an indoor or outdoor seat is requested for the event, which is expected to be held outside the evening of Nov. 4 in Grant Park.
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The only good news out of this is that the lap-dog media that has done its level best to turn this form an election to a coronation is now seeing exactly what is about to happen: You have all the access you want as log as the money changes hands at the time and in he amounts we demand.
I wonder out loud: Does this money go to the Obama campaign or to the messiah himself? How is this legal--corporations cannot donate directly to campaigns. And it this is not a donation, it's simple fee-for-service. You pay us, you have access to this man.
Welcome to the post-Obama world: A government of one person, for the people who pay for access, by the people who are dumb enough to believe.
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Front row seats for the freak show are expensive, you know.
I wonder if the fee includes priority access to the emergency exits, which will be necessary when FNC calls PA for John McCain before the dinner hour has passed...
It will be worth the price of admission to watch 0bama cry.
Heck, after the election’s over it won’t matter if he’s President or not. He’ll have enough money from the campaign to start his own country.
They already sold their souls. What’s a few bucks?
This is unreal. I hope there is a severe backlash against Obama over this.
How, again, does this fit in with the share-the-wealth stuff?
Thank you Obama! What a dumba$$! If I were the lame stream media, would tell the moron that we don’t pay to film losers. We are going over to the McCain/Palin HQ to interview the winners!
Nope, the leftover campaign $ will funnel mysteriously to “various groups doing good for America” (read: ACORN).
0bama will go “Odinga”
KILL WHITEY! KILL WHITEY!
0bambi is just like Jesse Jackson, a Chicago shakedown artist.
“This is unreal. I hope there is a severe backlash against Obama over this.”
Why would there be? The MSM is clearing the path for him. A few hundred $ is nothing to them.
Obviously election-night events must be planned in advance but the classy way to handle that is to make arrangements discreetly. The Obama campaign is almost flaunting their election-night celebration planning process.
So, when he isnt busy spreading the wealth, he’ll be hoarding the wealth?
Reading this over for a second time, it doesn’t make much sense. Are they charging to just get in the door? Or for communications facilities? Every reporter I know has a cell phone, most have a wireless laptop; TV and radio equipment has self-contained battery packs, and works through wireless links to a satellite truck parked outside of the venue. No news organization worth its salt needs any help from the facilities, except in the case of, say, a national convention where they might want to set up fixed cameras and have an anchor booth. Maybe they are charging for access to telegraph lines? Or maybe they are offering the media that has so far provided them with so many freebies a chance to donate hard cash as well.
If they do that, then may they all get a whiff of the grape.
If they charge regular folks to be there, they ought to charge the press.
He is actually doing this to the media that has done their best to give the election to him?
Yep, you’re probably right. He’ll have Stormtroopers with real power, once they have enough funding.
Yup, and he still won't send his own blood any $$$; he's doin' just fine on $100 a year in a $20 hut.
Chicago style politics at it finest.
So now SeeBS, MarxiStNBC, NY Slimes, etc. have to PAY for the privilege of spewing propaganda for the Islamo-Stalinist?
Man, that is one ugly house. Big, but ugly. How do they heat that thing in the Chicago winters? Free heating oil from Chavez?
The alphabet networks can pay as much as they want. I won’t be watching, and I’d like their advertisers to know that in advance.
Does this mean that Chrissy Mathews will have to pay to get that warm tingle up his leg??? His whore has just gotten a lot more expensive.
Obama HUSSEIN has an overgrown Jungle for a front yard!
At least, the Slob could trim or have trimmed his Hedges and the Tree s Pruned! But then the yard does look beter than the yards pictured in KENYA!! WONDER WHAT THE WHITEHOUSE WILL LOOK LIKE AFTER FOUR YEARS???
Let’s all chip in for access for JR and Kristinn!!!
hrissy will probably be given a Free Ride so to speak:-)
You know, that special tingle! Hi Ho SILVER!!! Ride Em!
Wow, this is just like the PUSH shakedown, from the rainbow coalition.
Does the package include: 1) UN-blue cuff-links, 2) a seat on the newly painted UN-blue Air Force One, and an autographed copy of The Audacity of Hope? If so, then sign me up. I will inviting all my Vassar buddies too. This cements his “rock star” persona.
The thing they are going to need the most is a gas mask if it goes down the way we’re hoping...
Great. I love it. Just a taste of treatment coming their way.
if this offends you? WELL EXCUUUUSSSSEEE ME
I wish he would start his own country and get the heck out of ours. This gets more unbelievable every day.
There is NOTING that can be built for $100 that a union can’t build for $10,000.
Thats the logic. Whether its a campaign donation, fee for service. or an Obamination "donation" really doesn't matter anymore.
You are looking into the mirror of the Nationalist/Socialist witch, and seeing exactly how our nation will be run.
And the media must PAY to exercise its skewed for Obama 1st amendment rights!
Good. I hope Obama makes them pay MILLIONS.
And when he loses I hope they get to broadcast Obama's "Kenya Template" riots.
Our nation has ALREADY had enough of Obama.
Watch some in the MSM turn on Obama these last few weeks of the campaign. They suddenly will "GET" what Obama really is.
A NArcisstic petty tyrant who means to traduce all of Freedom loving AMerica, and reduce us to living in a Chicago like burrow with nothing but hope and change to chew on, eat, and work at, and inflate the body of a fascist Republic with all in "lock step."
Thats ALL Obama knows how to do. Just examine what happened in Kenya, and at the Dem convention, and Acorn. You will get the picture if you have not already.
Some small stations should request he spread the wealth around have nbc, cbs, cnn, msnbc, abc and fox pay their fees.
Looks like Biden finally realized that he's running with a pack of dogs...
Witness The second coming for less than $1,000 WOW
“Hell have Stormtroopers with real power, once they have enough funding.”
I suppose he’ll send a brigade of New York City metrosexuals down south to hit Texans over the heads with their purses. I kinda hope that’s on pay-per-view.
Or maybe we’ll see little yellow school buses with hip-hop rappers disembarking in a rural hunting communities, going door to door asking heavily armed combat veterans to turn over their money and guns.