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Thu Apr 3, 2014, 07:26 PM

Obama selfie: White House objects to Samsung use

Source: AP-Excite

WASHINGTON (AP) - The White House is not amused that Samsung is promoting a selfie with the president taken by Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz on a Samsung phone.

Spokesman Jay Carney says the White House objects any time the president's image is used for commercial purposes. Carney says in this case, quote, "We certainly object."

Carney didn't say whether the White House has asked Samsung to stop using the image.

Ortiz tweeted the photo of him with President Barack Obama to followers Tuesday. It's been resent by tens of thousands of Twitter users, and Samsung retweeted the photo in an ad. The company also tweeted that the photo was taken with a Samsung phone.



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In this Tuesday, April 1, 2014, file photo, Boston Red Sox designated hitter David "Big Papi" Ortiz takes a selfie with President Barack Obama, holding a Boston Red Sox jersey presented to him, during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, where the president honored the 2013 World Series baseball champion Boston Red Sox. Ortiz tweeted the selfie to his followers Tuesday, and it was resent by tens of thousands, including Samsung, which retweeted it as an ad. The White House press secretary says Obama was not aware that the photo was part of a marketing stunt. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Apr 3, 2014, 07:39 PM

1. I know someone who did something similar w/pix of Clinton. Paid for a huge ad in Times Square

 

with that photo and had to take it down… after some controversy and loads of publicity.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Apr 3, 2014, 07:41 PM

2. Kind of a double standard if you ask me. 1) White House --no matter Repug or Dem in office-- will

use state of the union to point at individuals a salute them for doing something the administration recommended or got passed or how about PHOTO OPS?!

2) if social media and corporations and even the government can collect data and information and just about everything else to use for there own means why should CERTAIN people be exempt from it.

After all this is our world now where everyone can be used not only to market to but be used to market to others.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Apr 3, 2014, 07:46 PM

3. Republican Stepdad objects to the selfie, too

 

He objects to both Ortiz and Obama.

BTW, Sox home uniforms do not have the player's name on the back, just the number.

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Response to Omaha Steve (Original post)

Thu Apr 3, 2014, 08:10 PM

4. *Now* the Whitehouse takes umbrage with corporate chicanery?

 

Easy solution: Stop using sports teams for PR stunts.

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