“Red Sox slugger David Ortiz might have snapped the last White House selfie,” S.A. Miller reports for The New York Post.
“President Obama is considering a ban on selfies with White House guests after Ortiz apparently used his opportunity to plug corporate sponsor Samsung, White House Senior Advisor Dan Pfeiffer said Sunday,” Miller reports. “‘[The president] obviously didn’t know anything about Samsung’s connection to this, and perhaps maybe this will be the end of all selfies,’ Pfeiffer said on CBS’ Face the Nation. ‘In general, whenever someone tries to use the president’s likeness to promote a product, that’s a problem with the White House,’ he added.”
“Samsung has been called out about it by the White House, Pfeiffer said,” Miller reports. “‘Well, we’ve had conversations with Samsung about this and expressed our concerns,’ he said. Pfeiffer didn’t say if legal action would be brought against Samsung. Pressed by host Bob Schieffer to relay what Samsung’s response was to the White House complaints, Pfeiffer demurred. ‘We’ll leave that conversation between the lawyers,’ he said.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Lynn Weiler” for the heads up.]
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