Keller @ Large: White House Biggest Exploiter Of President’s Image

April 4, 2014 12:00 PM
Keller @ Large: White House Biggest Exploiter Of President’s Image
BOSTON (CBS) – So the White House is upset with David Ortiz for taking a selfie of himself with President Obama at the White House on Tuesday, which is now being used as a promotion by Samsung, which has a contract with Big Papi to use their camera on social media?

" Yes they are, according to White House press secretary Jay Carney, who said Thursday: “As a rule, the White House objects to attempts to use the president’s likeness for commercial purposes, and we certainly object in this case.”

" Oh, really?

" Listen to Jon’s commentary: Keller at Large April 4 2014WBZ NewsRadio 1030playpause

" A quick search of the internet finds an endless supply of commercial uses of the president’s likeness, including items from the White House Gift Shop. Proceeds from those sales go mostly to charity, but the same can’t be said of the Obama campaign operation, which notably employed a video of the president’s moving speech after the Newtown tragedy to raise money "

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