eBay pulls plug on pundit's 'Obama in Pee Pee'

Online auction site eBay pulled the plug Wednesday on the sale of a Barack Obama bobblehead doll seemingly pickled in urine by flamboyant right-wing US talk show host Glenn Beck, pictured in September 2012
Online auction site eBay pulled the plug Wednesday on the sale of a Barack Obama bobblehead doll seemingly pickled in urine by flamboyant right-wing US talk show host Glenn Beck, pictured in September 2012

Online auction site eBay pulled the plug Wednesday on the sale of a Barack Obama bobblehead doll seemingly pickled in urine by a flamboyant right-wing US talk show host. Bidding for what Glenn Beck titled "Obama in Pee Pee" reached $11,000 before eBay sent him an email stating: "You listed an item that contains urine. We do not allow the sale of bodily waste. Please do not relist." On his Twitter account, Beck -- a Tea Party hero who says the United States is losing its core values and tumbling into socialism under Obama -- denounced eBay's move an "injustice" and "censorship." He also urged fans to rally behind him via social media. One enterprising eBayer from Louisiana responded by selling, for $4.15, a full-color, two-page computer printout of Beck's listing, made when bidding had reached $9,600. "Obama in Pee Pee" -- the yellow liquid in the Mason jar was in fact beer -- was among several dubious works of art Beck created live on his television show TheBlaze to raise money for a charity whose directors include his wife. Beck, 48, built his reputation for ham-fisted neo-con punditry as a host on the Fox News Channel. He broke with the network in 2011 and launched his own online TV show alongside a syndicated radio program and best-selling books.