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Why is CBS News Selling Barack Obama Merchandise in its Online Store?
The Blaze ^ | 8/19/11 | Madeleine Morgenstern

Posted on 08/19/2011 12:11:59 PM PDT by Nachum

There‘s some curious merchandise for sale in CBS News’ online store.*

Alongside a travel mug, tote bag and T-shirt that all bear the CBS News logo, the store also includes the following:

“Dreams From My Father,” by Barack Obama “Dreams From My Father,” by Barack Obama (hardcover) “Change We Can Believe In: Barack Obama‘s Plan to Renew America’s Promise” “The American Journey of Barack Obama,” by Life Magazine “Obama: The Historic Campaign in Photographs” “The Official Inauguration Celebration DVD”

In fact, out of the 13 items for sale, seven are Obama-related, in addition to the late Sen. Ted Kennedy’s memoir, “True Compass.” The only CBS-related item is a DVD copy of “60 Minutes Presents — Obama: All Access – The Road to the White House.”

There is so much merchandise that a side bar on the site even has a separate “Barack Obama” tab for quick browsing:

Here’s a closer look at all of the Obama merchandise:

All of this raises a simple question: Why is CBS selling it?

(Excerpt) Read more at theblaze.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: cbs; democrats; dncmedia; elections; enemedia; liberalfascism; liberalmedia; mediabias; merchandise; msm; obama; obamedia; pravdamedia; selling; sloberingmedia; sorosmedia

1 posted on 08/19/2011 12:12:08 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I'll NEVER tire of this one. Thanks, InkPen!

2 posted on 08/19/2011 12:13:56 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: Nachum

I See-BS. Smell it, too.


3 posted on 08/19/2011 12:17:14 PM PDT by LaybackLenny (All hail Her Royal Highness Sarah, Queen of The Hobbits)
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To: Nachum

We already know WHY. I want to know if and how this is legal???


4 posted on 08/19/2011 12:18:25 PM PDT by Gator113 (Palin 2012, period.....)
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To: Nachum

Well duh! Why ask?


5 posted on 08/19/2011 12:20:20 PM PDT by dforest
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

See! BS! ..


6 posted on 08/19/2011 12:20:32 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: Nachum
Wow, reallly? See-BS is selling Obama merchandise.

I need to go over there and try to order a 6 pack of Barrack Obama urinal cakes. That's the only merchandise with his likeness on it that I think I really need. And I need to restock on those. I'm almost out of the Pelosi and Reid ones I had.

7 posted on 08/19/2011 12:31:46 PM PDT by cc2k ( If having an "R" makes you conservative, does walking into a barn make you a horse's (_*_)?)
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To: Nachum

Because they are stupid. Why else would you try to sell something no one is buying?


8 posted on 08/19/2011 12:36:02 PM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Nachum
Hypothetical cBS Online sales meeting:

BOSS: Okay, what's selling?

SALES MANAGER: Nothing!

BOSS: Keep up the good work!

9 posted on 08/19/2011 12:39:30 PM PDT by immadashell
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To: Nachum

Why not? They’re the same organization.


10 posted on 08/19/2011 12:40:37 PM PDT by Uncle Miltie (Gore Lauds Romney on Climate Position; 0bamaCare was based on RomneyCare.)
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To: Nachum
Why, indeed? But more important is that this will provide Conservatives who receive ill treatment from CBS--no uncommon occurrence--a ready measure to clarify what those of us who have been in the trenches have always well understood.

Now, that said, there are many other uses that we, in turn, can make of this demonstration of myopic media tendencies.

William Flax

11 posted on 08/19/2011 12:43:50 PM PDT by Ohioan
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To: Nachum

CBS should sell a business book “how to bankrupt a company thru bad decisions”


12 posted on 08/19/2011 12:49:49 PM PDT by shoff (Cuomo is going to change the NY state motto from Excelsior to elixir (cause we bought it)
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To: Nachum

WHY? Because they are BIASED! DUH!!!


13 posted on 08/19/2011 12:53:50 PM PDT by tcrlaf (PREFRONTAL LOBOTOMISTS FOR OBAMA2012!)
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To: Nachum

so they won’t have to hold an 80% off Clearance Sale next December?


14 posted on 08/19/2011 1:10:53 PM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Nachum

I don’t see any Obama merchandise except the interview with 60 minutes?


15 posted on 08/19/2011 1:24:55 PM PDT by Fawn (No--bama 2012)
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To: Nachum

He is the false god they worship.


16 posted on 08/19/2011 1:44:29 PM PDT by Finalapproach29er (God humbles and (if need be) destroys the false idols of the peoples. Be patient, folks...)
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In a statement, the spokesman said the merchandise posted for sale was a mistake by the store’s third-party provider and would be taken down:

“It has come to our attention that merchandise unrelated to CBS News was inadvertently made available by our third-party provider on the webpage that is located in the CBS Interactive online store. The items will be removed. We’d like to thank The Blaze for their vigilance in this important matter.”

Important, indeed.

*UPDATE: Minutes after publication, CBS removed the items from the website. Note that “Change We Can Believe In” is still visible in the lower-left corner under “recently viewed.”

UPDATE II: The merchandise is still visible if you type “obama” into the search bar. (h/t Blaze reader Aaron)


17 posted on 08/19/2011 1:52:06 PM PDT by Rio
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To: Nachum

Same reason they sell barack on the air.


18 posted on 08/19/2011 1:54:22 PM PDT by jersey117
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To: jersey117

You are the winner!


19 posted on 08/19/2011 2:04:04 PM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: Nachum

Any of the candidates now running for President should file an “equal time” request from CBS with the FCC...


20 posted on 08/19/2011 2:10:41 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Nachum
Why is CBS News Selling Barack Obama Merchandise in its Online Store?

This is a rhetorical questions, right?

21 posted on 08/19/2011 2:23:22 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Nachum

I bought the toilet paper. it is also a coloring book. It’s tough getting the right shade of brown.


22 posted on 08/19/2011 2:23:25 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: Nachum

I haven’t turned on CH2 for over three years now....absolutely no reason to do it, none.


23 posted on 08/19/2011 2:31:11 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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24 posted on 08/19/2011 2:33:44 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Nachum

Because they have always been promoting Obama


25 posted on 08/19/2011 2:48:47 PM PDT by SaveFerris (Be a blessing to a stranger today for some have entertained angels unaware)
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To: Nachum

Did they ever offer Bush stuff in their store when he was president?


26 posted on 08/19/2011 3:57:39 PM PDT by JimRed (Excising a cancer before it kills us waters the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW AND FOREVER!)
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To: Nachum
Communistleaning Baracka$$kissing Sellouts
27 posted on 08/19/2011 4:10:28 PM PDT by tarotsailor
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To: Nachum

Wouldn’t you sell it if you had it?


28 posted on 08/19/2011 4:18:53 PM PDT by Brilliant
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