Pathetic: Media Using Fake Names to Buy Obama Campaign Merchandise at DNC

Posted by on Sep 07, 2012 at 7:24 am

But never forget they’re “objective” reporters. These bum-kissing rumpswabs  should be required to wear their Obama swag while on the air; not that it’s too difficult to figure out who’s already in the tank.

Members of the media have apparently been using “fake” names to buy official Obama gear and contribute to the Obama campaign inside the Time Warner Cable Arena where the President is due to speak in a few minutes. During our travels around the arena, Politicker spotted a souvenir stand in one of the press stands selling T-shirts and buttons supporting President Barack Obama, “Democrats Are Hot” bumper stickers and other official Obama merchandise.

The souvenir stand was in a secure area only accessible to those with a media credential and buying campaign gear means contributing to the campaign, so we asked the woman working the cash register whether anyone at the press stand had been making purchases. Her answers were quite surprising.

The woman working at the souvenir stand told us she hadn’t been “too busy” during the day, but had seen business pick up in the past half hour or so. She then asked us whether we wanted to buy anything. When we informed her that our status as a reporter means we don’t buy campaign gear, she suggested a strategy other members of the media have apparently used to pick up their Obama swag.

“Have you ever thought of making up a fake name? That’s what the other guys do,” she said.

Reportedly  some weird drunk guy named Matthew Chris bought thousands of dollars worth of Obama gear.


2 Responses to “Pathetic: Media Using Fake Names to Buy Obama Campaign Merchandise at DNC”

  1. Rob Crawford on 7/07/12 at 11:48 am

    I think everyone’s “burying the lede” on this story. Purchasing the “memorabilia” is a donation to the campaign. Using a fake name to donate to the campaign is campaign finance fraud.

    These “journalists” are committing a federal crime when they give fake names to make donations to the Obama campaign. The woman operating this booth is clearly cooperating in the commission of this crime.

    Sure would be nice to be in a country with the rule of law again…

  2. Cle on 7/07/12 at 7:56 pm

    It’s no use. Another four years of Dear Leader. I’ve already accepted it. If I start getting used to it now it may not hurt as much come November. I just hope he goes quietly in 2016 and doesn’t try to issue another Presidential Edict for no term limits.