One of the more intriguing stories flying under the radar at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, N.C. this week is the fact that news reporters have been observed purchasing Obama merchandise, an act that is considered a donation to the campaign according to the law.
A vendor peddling the merchandise for the Obama campaign set up her table and goods in an area that is off limits to the general public and reserved for members of the press. The vendor told reporters that she was selling pro-Obama merchandise to the reporters and that most had purchased the goods using fictitious names in order to avoid the appearance of conflict of interest.
Reporters in the mainstream media have long insisted on their objectivity and neutrality in political matters in order to report the news in a fair and balanced manner...
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