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Will This Be Enough to Smack the MSM Out of their Reverie?

Obama to media: pony up for election night access | Crain’s

Camp Bambi, by demanding these fees, are flat-out telling the press, “We don’t need you anymore, so fuck off unless you give us some scratch, or we won’t let you into the victory party. You’re just a three dollar whore, so consider your asses kicked to the curb since we don’t need you polishing the Messiah’s knob anymore.”

Chicago Style, baby!

(Crain’s) — The best-funded political campaign in American history says news organizations will have to pay — in some cases almost $2,000 each — if they want to cover Barack Obama’s election-night celebration in Chicago.

A memo sent to news organizations on Tuesday by the Obama campaign says credentials will cost $715 to $1,815, depending on whether electrical and phone lines are needed and whether an indoor or outdoor seat is requested for the event, which is expected to be held outside the evening of Nov. 4 in Grant Park.

The only free admissions are for a “general media” area. But, the memo says, “Please note that the general media area is outdoors, unassigned and may have obstructed views . . . standing room only.”

The area also does not include access to top Obama campaign officials, whose statements likely are to be in hot demand on Election Night. They apparently will be available only in the “press file” tent, to which an additional admission fee of $935 per person is being imposed.

Obama aides declined to answer questions about why a campaign that raised $150 million in the month of September is demanding such payments. But the memo already is drawing some protest.

via Cap’n Ed, who notes,

“Sounds a lot like how government will treat its citizens in the Age of Obama. If you want access to officials, be prepared to pay, just like Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac did with Obama, Chris Dodd, and Barney Frank. Otherwise, get used to “obstructions” for the next four years.”

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