Skip to comments.Why is CBS News Selling Barack Obama Merchandise in its Online Store?
Posted on 08/19/2011 12:11:59 PM PDT by Nachum
Theres 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 Obamas Plan to Renew Americas 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 Kennedys 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:
Heres a closer look at all of the Obama merchandise:
All of this raises a simple question: Why is CBS selling it?
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I'll NEVER tire of this one. Thanks, InkPen!
I See-BS. Smell it, too.
We already know WHY. I want to know if and how this is legal???
Well duh! Why ask?
See! BS! ..
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.
Because they are stupid. Why else would you try to sell something no one is buying?
BOSS: Okay, what's selling?
SALES MANAGER: Nothing!
BOSS: Keep up the good work!
Why not? They’re the same organization.
Now, that said, there are many other uses that we, in turn, can make of this demonstration of myopic media tendencies.
CBS should sell a business book how to bankrupt a company thru bad decisions
WHY? Because they are BIASED! DUH!!!
so they won’t have to hold an 80% off Clearance Sale next December?
I don’t see any Obama merchandise except the interview with 60 minutes?
He is the false god they worship.
In a statement, the spokesman said the merchandise posted for sale was a mistake by the stores 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. Wed like to thank The Blaze for their vigilance in this important matter.
*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)
Same reason they sell barack on the air.
You are the winner!
Any of the candidates now running for President should file an “equal time” request from CBS with the FCC...
This is a rhetorical questions, right?
I bought the toilet paper. it is also a coloring book. It’s tough getting the right shade of brown.
I haven’t turned on CH2 for over three years now....absolutely no reason to do it, none.
Because they have always been promoting Obama
Did they ever offer Bush stuff in their store when he was president?
Wouldn’t you sell it if you had it?