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Harmless selfie or shameless promotion?
April 3rd, 2014
04:02 PM ET

Harmless selfie or shameless promotion?

The Boston Red Sox made their trip to the White House on Tuesday, and designated hitter David Ortiz wanted to make sure that he had a way to remember the visit. He took a "selfie" of himself with the President that has been retweeted over 40,000 times!

Later comes word of his promotional deal with Samsung, which had people begging the question- was the spontaneous selfie just another advertising plug? FULL STORY

Samsung released this statement about the picture:

“We were thrilled to see the special, historic moment David Ortiz captured with his Galaxy Note 3 during his White House visit. It was an honor to help him capture such an incredible and genuine moment of joy and excitement. Similar to the selfie Ellen was able to capture during the Oscars, this was an opportunity for David to share the incredible moment with his fans.”

So, we want to hear from you. Do you feel duped by Big Papi's selfie with President Obama?

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  1. McShannon

    A Selfie is something like looking in the mirror you might look and say to yourself who is that or smile and say I'm doing all right but Is it being proud? I don't think so. it's just a technological fascination that abbreviates our need for light humored self reflection.

    April 8, 2014 at 8:12 am | Reply
  2. tim the 'this is god for me' moment has now become a 'was it good for you' moment. Guess it wasn't consensual PR after all? Hahahahaha! !Why working at SNL is so easy

    April 7, 2014 at 9:43 am | Reply
    • tim

      Didn't really mean to turn this into a religious thing. Oooops...just stick in another 'o' please. Sometimes I crack myself up 🙂

      April 7, 2014 at 9:45 am | Reply
  3. Bruceben9

    What's the big deal? Don't have pics taken if you don't want it to be used.

    April 4, 2014 at 3:26 am | Reply
  4. Nikki Hill Cincinnati

    This is getting ridiculous.

    April 3, 2014 at 10:12 pm | Reply
  5. The GOP Solution

    The GOP Solution: Turn all the Old, Sick, Poor, Non-white, Non-christian, Female, and Gay people into slaves. Then whip them until they are Young, Healthy, Rich, White, Christian, Male, and Straight. Or until they are dead. Then turn them into Soylent Green to feed the military during the next "unfunded/off-the-books" war. And don't forget the GOP all time favorites........TAX CUTS FOR THE RICH!!!..........and........GET RID OF SS AND MEDICARE!!!

    April 3, 2014 at 7:52 pm | Reply
    • Bruceben9

      I am not dem or repub but I can tell that you are not anyone I wish to associate with. Yuck! Bigot.

      April 4, 2014 at 3:29 am | Reply
      • How

        How is this being a bigot? Haven't you read Ryan's budget proposal? It's what the GOP want to do. Not me. dolt.

        April 4, 2014 at 3:02 pm |
  6. Stan & Barbara Piecewicz

    Are you on TV????? Very upset with CNN.

    April 3, 2014 at 7:33 pm | Reply
  7. Smitty

    Why would anyone want a picture with the Biggest Liar of the year ??? Bet ya, obumbles wins again with 7.1 mill lie Any takers ???

    April 3, 2014 at 7:25 pm | Reply
    • O'drama ya Mama

      Sorry but its time to give up the "liar of the year award" nonsense. You do realize we are no longer in that year anymore and the GOP has already boosted Julie Boonstra up to the top spot for 2014.

      April 4, 2014 at 11:24 am | Reply
      • Smitty

        Should we also give up Ill close gitmo??? You can keep your doctor?? Ben Ghazi ?? My stimulis will make unemp 5%?? 7.1 mill signed up ??? You need to catch on all this dude doies is lie. !! It is not nonsense when the pres wins liar of the year

        April 7, 2014 at 2:25 pm |
  8. emskadittle


    April 3, 2014 at 6:00 pm | Reply

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