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Objective media using fake names to purchase Obama gear?

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By Doug Powers  •  September 7, 2012 03:06 PM

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What would surprise me the most about this is that some of them would even bother to come up with a pseudonym, because the cat has pretty much been out of the bag for several years now:

The souvenir stand was in a secure area only accessible to those with a media credential and buying campaign gear means contributing to the campaign, so we asked the woman working the cash register whether anyone at the press stand had been making purchases. Her answers were quite surprising.

The woman working at the souvenir stand told us she hadn’t been “too busy” during the day, but had seen business pick up in the past half hour or so. She then asked us whether we wanted to buy anything. When we informed her that our status as a reporter means we don’t buy campaign gear, she suggested a strategy other members of the media have apparently used to pick up their Obama swag.

“Have you ever thought of making up a fake name? That’s what the other guys do,” she said.

Ah, that would explain why people Time Warner Cable Arena heard the following page from the press stand yesterday: “Tingle McLegthrill, your personally autographed ‘GObama’ t-shirt is ready for pick-up.” Too bad we’ll never know the true identity of that person.
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