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Media Buries Obama Selling Access at $45,000 Per Donor Closed-to Press $1.1 Million Fundraiser
Monday, January 9, 2011 | Kristinn

Posted on 01/09/2012 7:55:01 PM PST by kristinn

In their reports on tonight's two D.C. fundraising events by Barack Obama, the news media is burying the outrageous access-selling of the presidency for $45,000 by Obama to a select group of just 25 donors that brought in $1.125 million for his reelection campaign and Democratic party coffers.

The exclusive "roundtable discussion" fundraiser was closed to the press. The only report on what was said at the event is based on what Obama himself related at a later man-of-the-people fundraiser of 700 donors that cost $100 per person which was open to the press.

The AP report on Obama's fundraising buried the mention of the 25 person, $45,000 per person fundraiser in the last paragraph of the nine paragraph article:

At an earlier event Monday at the swanky Jefferson Hotel, Obama joined around 25 guests for a closed-press round table discussion with tickets $45,000 each and proceeds split between his campaign and the Swing State Victory Fund, which supports Democrats in battleground states.

ABC News also reported on Obama's night of fundraising, but like the AP, they buried the mention of Obama's 25 person, $45,000 per person fundraiser in the eleventh paragraph of a fourteen paragraph article:

Earlier in the evening, Obama attended an exclusive fundraiser with 25 supporters at the Jefferson Hotel in Washington. Each paid $45,000 to attend, according to a Democratic official. The event, which was closed to all press coverage, was dubbed a “roundtable discussion” by a White House spokesman.

Obama told the crowd at the Hilton that he spent time “reminiscing about the 2008 campaign” with those deep-pocket supporters, but had to give them a reality-check.

“I said, ‘You guys are engaging in some selective memory here,’” he said. “First of all, 2008 wasn’t easy at all. There were all kinds of setbacks and miscues. Times I screwed up. But just over three years later, just because of what you did … we’ve begun to see what change looks like.”

The funds raised at the private event benefited the Obama Victory Fund and Swing State Victory Fund, two joint fundraising accounts for the Obama campaign and Democratic National Committee. The second event benefited only the Obama Victory Fund.

The previous maximum donation at Obama fundraisers in 2011 was $37,500. The new $45,000 maximum reflects a new fundraising venture called the Swing State Victory Fund.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 1percenters; 2012; 2012elecion; 2012election; bhofascism; campaignfinance; corruption; criminalpresident; democrats; elections; enemedia; fraud; liberalmedia; mediabias; nobama2012; obama; obama2012; obamacampaign; obamasonepercent; obamatruthfile; onetermobama; partisanmediashills

1 posted on 01/09/2012 7:55:08 PM PST by kristinn
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To: kristinn
The bigger question is, what was Moochelle wearing, what was on the menu, and what movie stars attended.

You know, the "important" stuff.

2 posted on 01/09/2012 8:01:15 PM PST by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal The 16th Amendment!)
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To: kristinn

This is so frustrating to watch.


3 posted on 01/09/2012 8:04:09 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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4 posted on 01/09/2012 8:04:51 PM PST by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: kristinn

The one thing about liberals is they are loose with their money. That’s one thing the DemonRATs are sure of.


5 posted on 01/09/2012 8:07:57 PM PST by jonrick46 (Countdown to 11-06-2012)
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To: kristinn

It’s their new game: Disavow previous comments about how they plan to raise a billion dollars, hide all the big money events, and then pretend that all their funding is coming from people sending in $3 dollars.


6 posted on 01/09/2012 8:09:50 PM PST by Qbert ("The best defense against usurpatory government is an assertive citizenry" - William F. Buckley, Jr.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks kristinn.


7 posted on 01/09/2012 8:11:59 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! May 2013 be even Happier!)
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To: kristinn

Obama and the 1%.

Where is the outrage from OWS?


8 posted on 01/09/2012 8:24:41 PM PST by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: kristinn

Obama’s servile, complaisant, undistinguished media (SCUM).


9 posted on 01/09/2012 9:45:32 PM PST by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: kristinn

Boy the media just bends over for Obama. The “Transparent”
Dems are at it again.....


10 posted on 01/09/2012 10:31:55 PM PST by jakerobins
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To: Qbert

I can’t believe he will be able to get almost 50% more money than he did in 2008, given his low approval ratings. He raked in $700 million last time. I doubt he’ll get $1 billion this time.


11 posted on 01/09/2012 11:51:05 PM PST by PghBaldy (War Powers Res: http://avalon.law.yale.edu/20th_century/warpower.asp)
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To: kristinn

Obama’s “own” 1%ers that the Occupy Wall Street fools don’t protest against. I wonder why?


12 posted on 01/10/2012 1:08:20 AM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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13 posted on 01/10/2012 8:32:16 AM PST by RedMDer (Forward With Confidence!)
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