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White House not amused by Samsung's selfie stunt

Papi's Selfie With Obama

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The White House is not amused that Samsung is promoting a selfie with the president taken by Boston Red Sox player David Ortiz on a Samsung phone.

Spokesman Jay Carney says the White House objects any time the president's image is used for commercial purposes. Carney says in this case, quote, "We certainly object."

Carney didn't say whether the White House has asked Samsung to stop using the image.

Ortiz tweeted the photo of him with President Barack Obama to followers Tuesday. It's been resent by tens of thousands of Twitter users, and Samsung retweeted the photo in an ad. The company also tweeted that the photo was taken with a Samsung phone.

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jcbstz April 04 2014 at 6:30 AM

Carney is an undisputable whimp

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Carolyn jcbstz April 04 2014 at 10:15 AM

Remember "Baghdad Bob?" Said there were no tanks in Baghdad yet there was one right behind him? Jay Carney.

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alamaden April 04 2014 at 10:26 AM

Obama should see the " selfie of the unemployeed" its a cool shirt with the pictures of " Average Joe" and "Average Cheryl".. smiling in a cool way saying that thanks to you Obama ...we can't find work that pays more than minimum wage if we can find that...and our neighbors aren't even American Citizens and they get free health care and free prenatal care as they knock out kids at the Expense of the American Tax payer..... its a cool Shirt Obama with a cool Selfie on it too!!!!

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juniorsmith175 April 04 2014 at 10:13 AM

Oh brother. Maybe he shouldn't go out in public if he doesn't want his picture taken. He can just pose for all his pictures like he always does. Freaking crybabies.

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fishhead80 April 04 2014 at 6:52 AM

I'd rather see Obama's picture of him on the unemployment line.

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Mitch fishhead80 April 04 2014 at 7:25 AM

Good luck with that. More likely to see yourself there.

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dave silveri fishhead80 April 04 2014 at 7:54 AM

No the obit page would be better

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jcbstz April 04 2014 at 9:51 AM

Funny Obama. his thoughts about how much people like him are only in his mind. photo op photo op. People like me. I should smile and look cool. To hell with all the hard working Americans that cannot find work. I'm the one who is important

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azzmaneast April 04 2014 at 10:01 AM

well Libya, Syria,Russia, Afghanstan He couldnt get nothing done in either of those places . At least He got a good pic of Papi and helped out samsung.

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Carolyn azzmaneast April 04 2014 at 4:11 PM

I guess that's something.

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Angela April 04 2014 at 4:02 AM

People know hes not the one taking the picture, right? He can't take a picture with basically a fan?

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John T's Voodoo April 04 2014 at 9:57 AM

This is more important than tending to real business. I have lost all respect for the presidential office.

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Albania John T's Voodoo April 04 2014 at 10:22 AM

He is a human being!!!! He has the right!!!

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Carolyn Albania April 04 2014 at 4:11 PM

I'm a human being. I have a right to a job.

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Jim April 04 2014 at 6:05 AM

He's sort of in the public domain wouldn't you say?

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pdices1897 April 04 2014 at 6:29 AM

the hell with Obama i bet thats not Obama

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