Obama merchandise a huge hit at New York store

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Washington, August 18 (ANI): Sale of merchandise based on US President Barack Obama has been soaring at a New York store.

NBC Universal's store has put 29 products on sale, including a shirt with the president's picture proclaiming "YES WE DID", his books, a special inauguration DVD and a refrigerator magnet of the first couple.

One item description read, "Bring reform to your refrigerator. Or at least keep company with the President while you're at work, with the Barack Obama Magnet," reports Fox News.

Another said: "From Yes We Can to Yes We Did! Celebrate Barack Obama's historic victory with the new 'Yes We Did' Unisex T-Shirt."

Meanwhile, while some analysts said that NBC, media and entertainment company, was showing good business sense, others cast a shadow of doubt over the corporation's focus on Obama merchandise that they said was unseemly for an impartial outlet.

DePaul University journalism professor Bruce Evensen said: "The [NBC] site seems like a campaign stop for those following their messiah...The appearance that NBC isn't reporting the news with fairness, balance and impartiality-but is instead cheerleading-is apparent."

Joe Luppino-Esposito, a conservative blogger who spotted the shirts for sale, added: "It's definitely possible that it's a business decision, but I think that a news organization should always be careful in selling products that aren't so blatant in showing a bias." (ANI)

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