Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ass, Gas or Cash: Nobody Reports for Free.

The regular line forms to the right, VIP is to the left.

A friend clued me in to this story today.

The Chicago Tribune reported that Barack Obama is charging media outlets anywhere from $410 to $1,870 for access to his Election Night party at Grant Park in Chicago.

The prices vary based on preference of position and the level of phone, television and internet access needed.

Charging outlets for these things are not foreign to presidential campaigns, but in Obama we're talking about a candidate who just raised $150 million in September.

Obama has more money than he knows what to do with at this point, why not throw the press a bone and foot the bill for this?

If this story spreads, it would not be a good foot for Obama's potential presidency to start on.

Obama should already know that the media can be as nice as Mr. Rodgers or as evil as Cruella Deville at the drop of a hat, all they need is a reason.

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