Selfies with Obama May Be Banned After Ortiz Photo

White House officials were miffed when it was revealed Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz had a deal with Samsung to take a selfie with the president.

David Ortiz's selfie with President Obama. Credit: David Ortiz/Twitter
David Ortiz's selfie with President Obama. Credit: David Ortiz/Twitter
The White House is continuing to play hardball after Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz took a selfie with President Obama that later turned out to be part of a Samsung promotion.

An Obama advisor said there may be a ban on selfies with the president.

Samsung told the Boston Globe it had a deal with Ortiz to take photos at the White House when the Red Sox were there April 1 to celebrate their 2013 World Series trophy. Ortiz took a selfie with Obama using Samsung's Galaxy Note 3 device and posted the photo in Twitter. Samsung then paid to promote the selfie on the social network, and the photo was retweeted more than 40,000 times.

The White House said Obama had no idea about the Samsung deal.

"Maybe this will be the end of all selfies," Dan Pfeiffer, a senior advisor to Obama, said on Face the Nation Sunday. "Whenever someone tries to use the president's likeness to promote a product, that's a problem."

Ortiz could be heard saying "Cha-ching!" after taking the selfie.

White House press secretary Jay Carney also denounced the photo.

Samsung was behind the selfie Ellen DeGeneres posted at this year's Oscars. It was the most retweeted post ever.
Ann Beauregard April 10, 2014 at 03:09 PM
Dave, Dave, Dave, I have nothing to flip flop on, Sure I added my two cents in a public "post comment" box, when I was reading the attacks you put on everyone that dared think different than you. THINKING you are doing this world a service of FOX DETOX. (Just let me make a few things clear, I DO NOT WATCH FOX NEWS, or really any single news provider, those broadcasted on Television, on the radio, or even written. Like everyone and just about everything in this world it is run and controlled by someone with their own beliefs, and or agenda, so get all sides and then decide,I do not need to listen to those who spoon feed me what I want to hear. And I sure do hoe you listen better than you seem to remember what you have read. It was NOT I that talked about the Presidents Dogs name. ( I had no idea till I read that, due to lack of desire I guess what the dogs name even was), AND if I am not wrong, I inquired If anyone could correct me about him going to Camp David, Because not once Had i heard he had gone. and because of my inquiry, I was referred to as a raciest, law breaking, murderous, laundry wearing poor excuse of a human, who may or may not watch a certain news station. being accused of being from one side, rather than the other because I choose to disagree with the way things are being handled, the lack of trust for everyone running the Country, if it had been a Republican doing the very same, I would be expressing the same. What I DO FIND IGNORANT is how you have become a just like those running us into the ground, say you disagree, and your a racist! play a different card already, it has been used so often that it has lost any truth it may of had at one time, and it is a shame really, now those that deserve to pull it get criticized for doing so.
Matthew April 10, 2014 at 03:19 PM
Dave.....Put your keyboard down before you hurt yourself trying to think of something smart to say. Seriously. Oh, and you show YOUR racism everytime you use the two words Ku Klux, and whatever else it is you toss onto the end of those two words to make yourself sound smart, so you think. When all it does is make you a racist and an idiot. Your whacked.
Dave Clements April 10, 2014 at 11:08 PM
WHAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!! Crying babies. Look at you FOX Sheeple acting entiltled. That's right hypocrites you can't defend on merit when I put truth on your behinds and now you'te all teared up feeling entitled to be free to spew flat out lies and hatred on the President without being called out of order with the truth. Well no. If you can't handle being exposed as a clueless fraud then stay in your lane.
John Murphy April 10, 2014 at 11:36 PM
WOW! Im neutral in this debate but I gotta ask cause im bored and trolling around right now.@Dave Clements, did you hurt your fingertips when pressing so hard on ya keyboard? (Stay in your lane) ( crying babies) .its just a lil local blog for people to voice the thoughts nothing major. Take a breath and relax wooosssaaaaa woooossssaaaaaa not sure if I spelt that right but something tells me you'll let me know if I didn't.
Matthew April 11, 2014 at 08:46 AM
John......LOL. This guy's a tool.


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