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Obama to media: pony up for election night access
Crain's ^ | October 21, 2008 | Gren Hinz

Posted on 10/21/2008 1:12:41 PM PDT by VideoPaul

(Crain’s) — The best-funded political campaign in American history says news organizations will have to pay—in some cases almost $2,000 each—if they want to cover Barack Obama’s 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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2008; arrogance; election; elitism; limousineliberal; obama; payforplay; potus
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This, people, is how this man will run the country: Pay for play. A sitting US senator and would-be president CHARGING the media for access.

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.

1 posted on 10/21/2008 1:12:45 PM PDT by VideoPaul
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To: VideoPaul

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wHRkOipLoXQ&feature=related
Obama and his brother - See how Obama treats his own family


2 posted on 10/21/2008 1:13:37 PM PDT by OPS4 (Ops4 God Bless America!Jesus is Lord!)
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To: VideoPaul

Chicago rules.


3 posted on 10/21/2008 1:18:06 PM PDT by battlecry
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To: VideoPaul

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...


4 posted on 10/21/2008 1:18:39 PM PDT by Loyolas Mattman ("Oh, God Love Ya'...Stand Up for Chuck!!!" - Joe Biden)
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To: VideoPaul

It will be worth the price of admission to watch 0bama cry.


5 posted on 10/21/2008 1:19:31 PM PDT by counterpunch (It's the SOCIALISM, Stupid!)
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To: OPS4

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.


6 posted on 10/21/2008 1:20:21 PM PDT by AnglePark
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To: VideoPaul

They already sold their souls. What’s a few bucks?


7 posted on 10/21/2008 1:22:33 PM PDT by keepitreal (Obama brings change: an international crisis (terrorism) within 6 months)
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To: VideoPaul

This is unreal. I hope there is a severe backlash against Obama over this.


8 posted on 10/21/2008 1:24:14 PM PDT by Cyropaedia ("Virtue cannot separate itself from reality without becoming a principal of evil...".)
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To: VideoPaul

How, again, does this fit in with the share-the-wealth stuff?


9 posted on 10/21/2008 1:24:32 PM PDT by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours.)
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To: VideoPaul; AuntB

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!


10 posted on 10/21/2008 1:24:41 PM PDT by Issaquahking (Maverick Barracuda voter! Drill baby drill!!)
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To: VideoPaul
A spokesman later said that the fees will only pay the costs of, for instance, building risers with a view of the stage.

I wonder what union they're using, and how much they charge to "build a riser"?

How is it that people can attend sporting events in this country for less than $2,000 a ticket?
11 posted on 10/21/2008 1:25:05 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Obama's Grandmother will be just fine. Obama is an expert on health care.)
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To: AnglePark

Nope, the leftover campaign $ will funnel mysteriously to “various groups doing good for America” (read: ACORN).


12 posted on 10/21/2008 1:25:20 PM PDT by ScottinVA
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To: counterpunch

0bama will go “Odinga”

KILL WHITEY! KILL WHITEY!


13 posted on 10/21/2008 1:26:19 PM PDT by MrB (0bama supporters: What's the attraction? The Marxism or the Infanticide?)
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To: keepitreal

0bambi is just like Jesse Jackson, a Chicago shakedown artist.


14 posted on 10/21/2008 1:26:35 PM PDT by Mrs.Z ("...you're a Democrat. You're expected to complain and offer no solutions." Denny Crane)
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To: Cyropaedia

“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.


15 posted on 10/21/2008 1:27:01 PM PDT by ScottinVA
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To: VideoPaul

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.


16 posted on 10/21/2008 1:27:23 PM PDT by Mark319 (The U.S. fought Marxism throughout the 20th century and now Americans are voting it right in.)
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To: VideoPaul

So, when he isnt busy spreading the wealth, he’ll be hoarding the wealth?

You betcha!


17 posted on 10/21/2008 1:28:09 PM PDT by Canedawg (In a time of deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: VideoPaul
Unbelievable. Obama's charging the media to cover his concession speech. These dopes will pay too. heh
18 posted on 10/21/2008 1:29:09 PM PDT by Norman Bates (Freepmail me to be part of the McCain List!)
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To: VideoPaul

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.


19 posted on 10/21/2008 1:30:46 PM PDT by 3AngelaD (They screwed up their own countries so bad they had to leave, and now they're here screwing up ours.)
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To: MrB

If they do that, then may they all get a whiff of the grape.


20 posted on 10/21/2008 1:32:49 PM PDT by Prole (Please pray for the families of Chris and Channon. May God always watch over them.)
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To: VideoPaul

If they charge regular folks to be there, they ought to charge the press.


21 posted on 10/21/2008 1:42:08 PM PDT by Raycpa
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To: VideoPaul

He is actually doing this to the media that has done their best to give the election to him?


22 posted on 10/21/2008 1:42:35 PM PDT by Brown Deer
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To: ScottinVA

Yep, you’re probably right. He’ll have Stormtroopers with real power, once they have enough funding.


23 posted on 10/21/2008 1:45:55 PM PDT by AnglePark
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To: Brown Deer
He is actually doing this to the media that has done their best to give the election to him?

Yup, and he still won't send his own blood any $$$; he's doin' just fine on $100 a year in a $20 hut.

24 posted on 10/21/2008 2:11:34 PM PDT by library user
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To: library user
Are you saying that this man who lives in a multi-million dollar mansion in Chicago and made $4.2 million last year, is not spreading his own personal wealth among his own flesh and blood?

0bomba's mansion

25 posted on 10/21/2008 2:21:58 PM PDT by Brown Deer
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To: VideoPaul

Chicago style politics at it finest.


26 posted on 10/21/2008 2:30:19 PM PDT by Don Corleone (Leave the gun..take the cannoli)
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To: OPS4

So now SeeBS, MarxiStNBC, NY Slimes, etc. have to PAY for the privilege of spewing propaganda for the Islamo-Stalinist?


27 posted on 10/21/2008 2:35:03 PM PDT by libsmacker75
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To: Brown Deer

Man, that is one ugly house. Big, but ugly. How do they heat that thing in the Chicago winters? Free heating oil from Chavez?


28 posted on 10/21/2008 2:35:31 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Never doubt Hussein Obama)
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To: VideoPaul

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.


29 posted on 10/21/2008 2:38:02 PM PDT by popdonnelly (Never doubt Hussein Obama)
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To: VideoPaul

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.


30 posted on 10/21/2008 2:41:55 PM PDT by Merlinator (Stop the Obamination!)
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To: Brown Deer

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???


31 posted on 10/21/2008 2:52:16 PM PDT by NOBAMA in 08 ( OBIE HUSSEIN is a Pathetic Puppet of Bill Ayers and Associates!)
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To: VideoPaul; kristinn; Jim Robinson

Let’s all chip in for access for JR and Kristinn!!!


32 posted on 10/21/2008 2:53:55 PM PDT by greyfoxx39 (Powell can't endorse McCain...he doesn't have a valid plumbing license..(AmericanUnited))
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To: Merlinator

hrissy will probably be given a Free Ride so to speak:-)
You know, that special tingle! Hi Ho SILVER!!! Ride Em!


33 posted on 10/21/2008 2:55:40 PM PDT by NOBAMA in 08 ( OBIE HUSSEIN is a Pathetic Puppet of Bill Ayers and Associates!)
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To: VideoPaul

Wow, this is just like the PUSH shakedown, from the rainbow coalition.


34 posted on 10/21/2008 2:59:02 PM PDT by XEHRpa
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To: Loyolas Mattman

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.


35 posted on 10/21/2008 3:01:21 PM PDT by Vassar1989 (Feeling alone in New York; My professors lied; Sarah Palin equals Wonder Woman)
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To: Vassar1989

The thing they are going to need the most is a gas mask if it goes down the way we’re hoping...


36 posted on 10/21/2008 3:04:50 PM PDT by Loyolas Mattman ("Oh, God Love Ya'...Stand Up for Chuck!!!" - Joe Biden)
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To: VideoPaul

Great. I love it. Just a taste of treatment coming their way.


37 posted on 10/21/2008 3:43:31 PM PDT by CriticalJ
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To: VideoPaul

if this offends you? WELL EXCUUUUSSSSEEE ME
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2amXLa-iZGw


38 posted on 10/21/2008 3:47:42 PM PDT by BellStar (Gov. Palin, that lady is a Champ"!)
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To: AnglePark

I wish he would start his own country and get the heck out of ours. This gets more unbelievable every day.


39 posted on 10/21/2008 3:49:26 PM PDT by dixiebelle
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To: Question Liberal Authority

There is NOTING that can be built for $100 that a union can’t build for $10,000.


40 posted on 10/21/2008 3:49:48 PM PDT by VideoPaul
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To: VideoPaul
They're gonna need some of this there...


41 posted on 10/21/2008 4:14:32 PM PDT by Lucky9teen (A plumber is just what we need to deal with that cesspool up on Capitol Hill...)
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To: windcliff; onedoug; raven92876

ping


42 posted on 10/21/2008 4:19:11 PM PDT by stylecouncilor (I'm a loner Dottie; a rebel.)
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To: VideoPaul
He sure his confident isn't he? Friggin.....


43 posted on 10/21/2008 4:27:28 PM PDT by unixfox (The 13th Amendment Abolished Slavery, The 16th Amendment Reinstated It !)
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To: ScottinVA
Why would there be? The MSM is clearing the path for him. A few hundred $ is nothing to them.

Exactly the will feel honored to pay up --Probably frame the ticket and hang it on their wall
44 posted on 10/21/2008 4:30:19 PM PDT by uncbob
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To: VideoPaul; Fred Nerks; LucyT
MAKE THE RICH PAY!!!!

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.

45 posted on 10/21/2008 4:32:59 PM PDT by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, ( member NRA)
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To: VideoPaul

Incredible.


46 posted on 10/21/2008 4:42:08 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: 3AngelaD

Some small stations should request he spread the wealth around have nbc, cbs, cnn, msnbc, abc and fox pay their fees.


47 posted on 10/21/2008 4:50:36 PM PDT by Terry Mross (O)
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To: Candor7

Looks like Biden finally realized that he's running with a pack of dogs...

48 posted on 10/21/2008 4:51:27 PM PDT by Fred Nerks
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To: VideoPaul

Witness The second coming for less than $1,000 WOW


49 posted on 10/21/2008 4:53:13 PM PDT by Cheerio
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To: AnglePark

“He’ll have Stormtroopers with real power, once they have enough funding.”

Really?

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.


50 posted on 10/21/2008 5:05:22 PM PDT by sergeantdave (We are entering the Age of the Idiot)
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