Media Watch: The Sharyl Attkisson approach
I’ve written before about how bogus Barack Obama’s claim of being “responsible only to the people” really is. He has claimed that on several occasions when talking about his campaign fundraising numbers and how supposedly so many individuals are making donations under $200 (and isn’t that in and of itself questionable?), which has caused him to make the claim about how his campaign is responsible to average Americans only, not the big money fatcats he decries (when he’s not taking $$ from them, anyway).
Anyway, what I wrote then is just as true today, considering some upcoming BO/DNC fundraisers coming up:
LOS ANGELES — Celebrities have taken a serious drubbing from Republicans this political season. But this week they will prove again that they’re good at raising gobs of money for Democrats.
Barack Obama has planned appearances at back-to-back Beverly Hills fundraisers Tuesday evening, with the events on track to raise more than $9 million combined, possibly breaking the single-day fundraising record.
Fundraising “records” are difficult to verify, given the nature of campaign bookkeeping, in which bills are recorded by date paid, not the date expenses were incurred. Much of the money raised at Tuesday’s twin events — a dinner reception at a historic estate, followed by a concert starring headliner Barbra Streisand — will go directly to the Democratic National Committee, while other dollars will be funneled into Obama’s own campaign coffers.
The first event will cost $28,500 per person for dinner at the Greystone Estate. Upwards of 250 high rollers — including some of the biggest executives in film, television and music — will munch gourmet chow and get to hang out with the candidate, enjoying a little face time and posing for personal pictures. A few spaces are left but the event is expected to sell out by Monday afternoon, possibly bringing in more than $8 million before expenses are subtracted.
For a second, soldout event Tuesday evening, the Obama caravan will travel just 2Â½ miles to the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, where a reception and concert will spotlight Streisand and several other performers. In addition to those attending the earlier dinner, who also get into the concert, about 500 others are set to attend just the musical affair, at $2,500 per ticket, meaning the show should rake in an additional $1.25 million.
Let’s just hope he doesn’t get Babs to write out a list of reasons why we shouldn’t vote for John McCain. Or maybe we should, all things considered. Hey, maybe one of his 300 foreign policy advisors George Clooney will be in attendance at one of the ritzy soirÃ©es?
Always count on Hollyweird to bail out a liberal Democrat when times appear to be tough. No doubt they can spare a few hundred grand, in spite of the fact that they’re not making much cash on their anti-war filth.