Why not? CNN has already baked birthday cakes for the president; they might as well send him a greeting card with a few dollars for FAO Schwarz in it as well.
As spotted by Noel Sheppard of Newsbusters, who notes that the link in CNN reporter Peter Hamby’s tweet “goes to a donation page to join Obama at a fundraiser in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on Saturday, September 22.” At Hot Air, Howard Portnoy adds:
Noel Sheppard at Newsbusters calls this “the height of journalistic reporters shilling for Obama reached the height of journalistic malpractice during the DNC when they gave fake names so they could buy official Obama-Biden paraphernalia and contribute to the re-election campaign.
It remains a point of fascination that the Democratic Party claims the high ground on the issue of fairness while conveniently overlooking the reality act that the mainstream media have their backs.
I was about to declare that the entire Time-Warner-CNN-HBO apparatus exists to funnel money and publicity to Mr. Obama, but that was before the news broke that one of their most prominent spokesmen produced an anti-Islamic movie. Unlike the hapless Nakoula Besseley Nakoula though, he paid his protection money to the Obama machine upfront.