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Your place for one-stop shopping!

By RT | August 18, 2009

a abarHave been wondering where you can buy Obama merchandise? Yeah, me neither, but if you want some, all you need to do is head over to the NBC Universal store! Woo hoo! Obvious political support for one candidate for everyone!

If you’re a fan of all things Obama, NBC Universal’s online store has no fewer than 29 options for your buying pleasure — from a shirt with the president’s picture proclaiming “YES WE DID”…to both of his books…to a special inauguration DVD…to a refrigerator magnet of the first couple.

And don’t forget the Barack Obama Action Figure — yours for $15, plus tax.

I wonder if they have a special pair of flip-flops? Obama seems to love flip-floppin’.

Some analysts say it’s good business, that NBC is simply offering what people want to buy. They point out that the adult version of the “YES WE DID” shirt ($25) was so popular, it sold out on the Web site.

But others note that there is no merchandise available that shows support for the other side of the political aisle. And they question whether the political bent of the items on sale are healthy for a corporation that operates an impartial news outlet.
(H/T: FOX News)

Yeah, you won’t find the Palin action figure at the store.

The article goes on to present sides that say that a news organization should not be playings sides, and another side stating that it is just good business sense…Obama sells.

I wonder if hey drool bibs for the so-called journalists.

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10 Responses to “Your place for one-stop shopping!”

  1. Lergnom Says:
    August 18th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

    The hand’s out, but it’s not palm up. Factory error?

  2. Dano Says:
    August 18th, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Now a Monica bobble head doll I could understand…

  3. Jeffro Says:
    August 18th, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    drool bibs for the so-called journalists

    Or kneepads?

  4. Mark Says:
    August 18th, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Yeah, you won’t find the Palin action figure at the store but who would use a Palin bobble-head to sight in their rifle?


  5. RT Says:
    August 18th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Must be made in China.

    Well, apparently her head does bob.


    Whatever happened to empty cans and bottles?

  6. Clady Says:
    August 19th, 2009 at 7:48 am

    “drool bibs for so-called journalists”

    Or how about fans for the female so-called journalist that swoon at the site of him.

  7. Snigs Says:
    August 19th, 2009 at 9:25 am

    I liked the idea of this piece of merchandise RT.

    Warning- that’s a link to something generally not spoken of in mixed company. ;)

  8. MeToo Says:
    August 19th, 2009 at 9:34 am

    Evidently Chris Matthews isn’t the only one with a tingle going up his leg whenever “the one” speaks. Looks like he has managed to thrill everyone at NBC. How can anyone take them seriously as a reputable news source?!

  9. RT Says:
    August 19th, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    I don’t get how anyone gets so enthralled with any politician. It is so juvenile.

    Oy…I guess if he got one, he could really stick his head up his arse. (Sorry, Aunt Helene.)

    I could see if it was a “store” that had something to do with one of their shows, like the 60 Minutes interview; however, for a store connected to a news site (had to go through news to even get to the site) to have all of this, no matter the political affiliation of the politician, is just disgusting.

  10. WINGING IT HOME « First In Says:
    August 22nd, 2009 at 1:56 am

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