Obama Samsung Selfie Draws White House Rebuke

by William White | April 4, 2014 2:17 pm

The White House isn’t happy[1] with Samsung (SSNLF[2]) over a selfie taken with President Barack Obama.

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The selfie was taken by David Ortiz after he presented the President with a Red Sox jersey. Oritz has an endorsement deal with Samsung and later posted the picture to Twitter (TWTR[4]). Samsung then Retweeted Ortiz’s picture to it 5.2 million followers, reports CNN Money.

“It does stand to reason we have objected in the past. We object now,” Jay Carney, the press secretary for the White House, told Boston.com[5]. “But I’m not going to get into the manner of objection.”

Ortiz stated that he didn’t take the selfie as part of his endorsement with Samsung and claims that “It just happened in that moment.” Obama joked with Ortiz about the selfie while it was being taken, CNN Money notes.

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Endnotes:
  1. isn’t happy: http://money.cnn.com/2014/04/04/news/obama-ortiz-samsung-selfie/
  2. SSNLF: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=SSNLF
  3. [Image]: http://letters@investorplace.com
  4. TWTR: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=TWTR
  5. Boston.com: http://www.boston.com/politicalintelligence/2014/04/03/white-house-objects-samsung-use-obama-ortiz-selfie/GPbER1XMYmMDa4kLi89z3H/story.html
  6. T-Mobile BlackBerry Fight: BBRY Pitches a Fit, Comes out a Loser: http://investorplace.com/2014/04/t-mobile-blackberry-bbry-stock/
  7. Thanks Zynga! Words With Friends Fans Can Now Play on Tango: http://investorplace.com/2014/04/thanks-zynga-words-friends-fans-can-now-play-tango/
  8. BlackBerry Breaks Up With T-Mobile After iPhone Dispute: http://investorplace.com/2014/04/blackberry-breaks-t-mobile-iphone-dispute/

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