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White House slams Samsung's Obama-Ortiz selfie [Suddenly BO decides when selfies are ok]
CNN ^ | 4/4/14

Posted on 04/04/2014 4:48:59 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper

Samsung has gone one selfie too far with its viral marketing, earning a rebuke from the White House after it distributed a photo of President Obama and Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz. The selfie was taken during a visit to the White House this week by the 2013 World Series winners. Ortiz, who has an endorsement deal with Samsung, put the photo on Twitter, and the electronics company re-tweeted the post to its 5.2 million followers...

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: celebrity; internet; narcissism; smug
If Samsung is trying to use Obama's image to sell their product, it makes me LESS LIKELY to buy their products.

I also find it highly hypocritical that the kid who is irritated at a selfie being used by a company found it DELIGHTFUL to take a selfie at a FUNERAL.

NO media criticism is evident, though, because Dear Reader, like Kim Jong Un, is the barometer of what is right and wrong for the nation's "journalists".

1 posted on 04/04/2014 4:49:00 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: SoFloFreeper

Obama takes a selfie. Putin takes Crimea.

3 posted on 04/04/2014 5:45:41 AM PDT by Obadiah (Obama takes a selfie. Putin takes Crimea.)
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To: Obadiah

That really puts in perspective. And I’m not being sarcastic, just observing that you have it right.

4 posted on 04/04/2014 5:51:10 AM PDT by OldPossum ("It's" is the contraction of "it" and "is"; think about ITS implications.)
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To: OldPossum

Remember, it is FINE for Valerie Jarrett to go and pressure film and television show makers to promote the disastrous death panel law, but Ortiz takin’ a selfie and selling it is BAD TASTE.

got hypocrisy?

5 posted on 04/04/2014 5:56:13 AM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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"I can say that as a rule, the White House objects to attempts to use the president's likeness for commercial purposes," White House press secretary Jay Carney said Thursday. "And we certainly object in this case."

The president's likeness should be on a Wanted Poster.

6 posted on 04/04/2014 6:27:07 AM PDT by Boston Blackie
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