Friday, December 07, 2012

Your daily jutxaposition - Updated

Unnamed sources and our useless establishment media edition. Compare and contrast. From (as Charlie Pierce calls them) Tiger Beat on the Potomac:
Obama to take corporate cash for inauguration

President Barack Obama will accept unlimited corporate donations for his Inauguration in January, reversing his position from his first Inauguration, according to two sources close to the planning.
From the White House itself:
Presidential Inaugural Committee unveils unprecedented limits on fundraising; Broadens public access

The Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) announced today that it will abide by an unprecedented set of limitations on fundraising as part of President-elect Obama’s pledge to put the country on a new path. Unlike previous inaugural committees, the PIC will not accept contributions from corporations, political action committees, current federally-registered lobbyists, non-U.S. citizens and registered foreign agents. The PIC will not accept individual contributions in excess of $50,000. Current law does not restrict the size of donations. In past inaugurations, contribution limits have run as high as $250,000.
In other words, Drudge's little minions at Politico either have the lousiest sources in all of DC or they're too lazy to check and find out if the scuttlebutt is real. Probably both. And people wonder why Americans are so hopelessly misinformed?

Update: Well I guess I owe the slackers at Tiger Beat an apology. Today we have a named spokesperson confirming the change in policy.

The 2013 Presidential Inaugural Committee will accept unlimited money from corporate and individual sources but will not accept contributions from political action committees or lobbyists, according to spokeswoman Addie Whisenant. The committee also will not allow sponsorship agreements, she said.

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