Rebel Media: Springfield paper okay with city getting stiffed by Obama
7 months, 3 weeks ago
I thought the pom-pon waving boosterism from our paper of record was bad, but get a load of this from the State Journal-Register:
The howling was predictable and partisan at the news that city of Springfield officials were no longer actively seeking to get President Barack Obama’s campaign to pay a four-year-old, $55,500 bill for police protection and other expenses.
Obama was in town on a very hot August day in 2008 to announce that he had chosen then-Delaware Sen. Joe Biden to be his running mate on a historic presidential ticket.
Yeah, there’s no question about it. The president of the United States, who will spend hundreds of millions on his two presidential campaigns, is stiffing the city that helped put him on the map.
It’s poor manners. It’s rude. It makes him look like a deadbeat.
It was also worth every penny.
While the city is out $55,500 -- or roughly 0.0045 percent of its annual budget -- it received publicity worth at least 10 times that from the worldwide audience that saw news coverage online, in print and on television, of the first black nominee of a major party standing outside our most historic building announcing his vice presidential choice.
What a crock. I wonder if the Springfield car dealers decided not to pay their advertising bills, the SJ-R would be okay with that.