“The White House said President Obama had no idea his now famous ‘selfie’ with David Ortiz was an orchestrated marketing stunt,” CBS Boston reports.
“Ortiz snapped the selfie with the president at a White House event using a Samsung phone and tweeted it to his followers Tuesday,” CBS Boston reports. “It was resent by tens of thousands of Twitter users, and Samsung retweeted the photo as an ad. The company also said in a tweet that the photo was taken with a Samsung phone.”
CBS Boston reports, “It appeared as if everyone at the event was in on the promotion, except for the president. At least one Red Sox player shouted ‘cha-ching,’ mimicking a cash register as Ortiz took the photo.”
“According to CBS News, Samsung named Ortiz a social media insider and coached him prior to his White House visit,” CBS Boston reports. “Ortiz admitted Wednesday that he has a deal with the tech giant, but insisted the photo with the president was spontaneous. ‘It wasn’t anything promotional or anything like that,’ he told reporters.”
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awww, The Prince Of Lies got lied to.
boo effin’ hoo.
Are you Putin us on?
The ever-gullible Oblahblah got taken once again. Big surprise. Now he’s just pissed he didn’t get his cut from Samsung’s slush fund.
Scumsung. This will not end well for them.
Yep. Now more people will drop their Samsung and switch to iPhone.
“Samsung named Ortiz a social media insider and coached him prior to his White House visit”, but Ortiz insisted the photo with the president was spontaneous. “It wasn’t anything promotional or anything like that”.
Well he’s flat out lying, which is exactly what you would expect from one so close to Samsung. He took advantage of his meeting with Obama and used the picture for commercial gain.
Samsung have become so obsessed with paid-for celebrity selfies that they have now killed the whole concept stone dead.
MmmmK…. & iDon’t believe a Fckin’ word you spew from your pie hole Mr. O… You are a sleaze just like Eric T. Mole.
Scamsung lives up to its pseudonym. Penalty should be disqualifying them from any guvment contracts.
Seems that Samsung are rapidly taking over the role of corporate anachist. They are rapidly becoming that megalomaniacal super conglomerate more powerful than governments, corrupting all those of use to them and totally free of any moral responsibility that we see in numourous Sci Fi films over the years starting with Metropolis. Not a pretty future.
Yes, the Metropolis masterpiece is an apt description. Well done.
Scamsung lives up to its pseudonym. Penalty should be disqualifying them from any guvment contracts. Future meet and greets should require that cell phones be left at the hotel. I’m sure white house photographer photos these events and the Pres sends out an autosigned copy.
I clicked for more insane botvinnik bloviating and was not disappointed. Pavlov, meet botvinnik, botvinnik, meet Pavlov. Oh, and here’s a hanky to wipe that foam off your mouth.
“Big Papi & Little Crappy”
MDN post mentions Obama – botvinnick posts stupid and predictable anti-Obama remark … Day after day after day.
Botvinnick – tiresome, predictable, boring, insightless, mundane. I guess that sums up botvinnick’s role on MDN. Congratulations botvinnick, your place in MDN history is now secure…. Zzzzzzzzz
you didn’t think “Big Papi & Little Crappy” was kinda funny?…boy, I sure did.
Are you related to Putin. You may not think so, but you got his DNA somehow. May be you should talk to your Mom
oh yeah, we are blood brothers.
You should move to Russia immediately and help your Blood Brother. He needs you very badly than we need you.
“we?”…you gotta mouse in your pocket?
I think you have a dead mouse in your pants.
Far right cons like botvinnik jump at the chance to tear down others – facts, decency and common sense be damned.
please elaborate how The Messiah is decent.
This coming from a commy pig? Fsck off to Russia you pimp!
I guess it was too difficult a question.
You could not understand. Brainwashing is a tough thing to get past.
What part of truth is stupid?
Mr. Ortiz? Did you report ALL of your promotional compensation as taxable income on your return?
That would depend on whether the activity generated income that is taxable under statute or fundamental law. Contrary to what the IRS may claim, not all income is taxable.
Why people keep supporting that POS Samsung is beyond me. Or I don’t received a pay check from them. lol
Why people keep supporting Obama is beyond me. Everything Obama does is an orchestrated stunt so I’m not sure why this photo with Ortiz should surprise him.
It’s a long and noble tradition for presidents to pose for photographs alongside ‘worthy’ individuals. It shows as a mark of disrespect to ‘steal’ such a picture. It is possible that Mr. Obama would have acquiesced if requested. It’s pretty evident that he was not asked. And the fact that Samsung orchestrated and are using it as advertising is reprehensible.
BS. POTUS put an import ban on the thieving Samsung & their American Apple iPhone / iPad rip offs.
I hear the President is going to get revenge by creating a ‘Samsung Sucks’ website. It should be ready in 3 years and cost $700,000,000
Is that a reference to healthcare.gov – the website that signed up over 7 million people for health insurance after experiencing numerous glitches during the early part of its 5 month existence?
Please illuminate for me – out of all the software applications you have managed with millions of online users: how many of them were glitch free since day one?
No one, in the history of mankind has spent more money on useless causes, than Reagan and the two Bushes! Obama has spent money only to clear the mess these losers created. Don’t let your hatred for the President blind your vision.
Deceiving the President of the United States is not exactly the smartest way to make a buck. Especially, when it’s the President who decided he needed he needed more double the number of flying assassin robots than his predecessor, to go with his army and nuclear arsenal. This Ortiz fella must want want some “freedom” badly – he’s just begging for it.
As despicable as The Obscenity is, do you REALLY think he’s gonna whoop-up a drone and put it on ol’ Big Papi?
In this case, Obama will probably opt for something more subtle – I’m just saying he has many options to select from.
…so you’re “okay” with a president of the United States arbitrarily taking the life of or exacting revenge (something more subtle) of an American citizen, mein fuhrer?
Why would I be okay with that? If keeping fucking flying assassin robots ever comes up for a vote, I’m checking the box marked “No”.
Hey he’s a red sock, low class comes with the territory.
Note to Obama. Try being presidential, and stop trying to look like Degeneres.