White House upset with Samsung as president appears to promote the brand
0. phoneArena 03 Apr 2014, 23:30 posted on
Yesterday, we told you all about the selfie that Boston Red Sox star David Ortiz took with the president. While the President of the United States is not supposed to be involved in promoting products, the selfie with Ortiz and Obama was later retweeted around the world by Samsung, making it appear as though the president was promoting the Korean manufacturer...
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86. reckless562 (Posts: 1011; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)
woah! the only time i support darkkjedii is in defense of obama against the REAL crazy ppl! (ur still a crazy apple fondler, but not an INSane "Patriot" lmao)
74. donfem (Posts: 554; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
Apparently dumb with such ido..tic statement.
87. reckless562 (Posts: 1011; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)
what would you have us do instead of obama care then?? please tell us an idea!
51. RodStiffington (Posts: 16; Member since: 20 Feb 2014)
The White House overturned an ITC trade ban on Apple products found to violate Samsung's patents. Now Samsung uses the White House to promote their brand by hiring David Ortiz. Seoul says suck it! Widely held technology standard my ass!
52. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6736; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)
I'm sure if it was a iphone the WhiteHouse wouldn't have a problem.
57. mrblah (Posts: 549; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)
Yea, this is coming from the guy who was astounded by the ability to sign the screen of a credit card reader during his photo opp at the Gap, this guy is out of touch and a joke.
75. donfem (Posts: 554; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
Does China own Samsung? I don't get your point please
61. rl212 (Posts: 2; Member since: 10 Apr 2008)
Regardless of my like or dislike for brand or affiliation, political and commercial interests shouldn't mix. That was the only point The White House was trying to make. Yes, 'selfie' marketing ought to stop.
73. rallyguy (Posts: 574; Member since: 13 Mar 2012)
I really don't see the issue. If a President has his picture taken with a Sony camera, is it a problem if Sony advertises it? What can the President really do about it? He isn't endorsing or promoting it publically.