Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Correction: Obama apparently did not attend RIAA ball

Thanks to Ben Sheffner for pointing out that my previous report, that the RIAA's "inaugural ball" was attended by the Obamas, appears to have been incorrect.

Apparently the Obamas attended official balls only, and did not visit lobbyist-run events.

I guess the RIAA's calling it an "inaugural ball" was just another attempt to (a) curry favor for its monopolistic practices and/or (b) misstate the facts.



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3 comments:

derivative said...

Well, those of us who didn't attend the event apparently didn't miss much :)

Rob T Firefly said...

It seems the RIAA were actually not out of line in calling their event an "inaugural ball." Lots of so-called "inaugural" balls, galas, and other events were put on by all sorts of organizations, and it's apparently standard procedure to refer to them as such whether or not it's an official function attended by the President.

Anonymous said...

"Apparently the Obamas attended official balls only, and did not visit lobbyist-run events."

Hopefully the President can keep this up and bring some measure of decency and fair dealing back into the government.