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Obama: Too many information sources a threat to democracy

If only everyone watched MSNBC, then we’d get the straight scoop, right?  Hell, if anyone watched MSNBC, it’d be a miracle.  But I digress.  Details:

US President Barack Obama lamented Sunday that in the iPad and Xbox era, information had become a diversion that was imposing new strains on democracy, in his latest critique of modern media.

Obama, who often chides journalists and cable news outlets for obsessing with political horse race coverage rather than serious issues, told a class of graduating university students that education was the key to progress.

“You’re coming of age in a 24/7 media environment that bombards us with all kinds of content and exposes us to all kinds of arguments, some of which don’t always rank all that high on the truth meter,” Obama said at Hampton University, Virginia.

What?  “All kinds of arguments”?  Why, perish the thought!

He is right, though, about stuff in the media not “ranking all that high on the truth meter”.  In related news, Dan Rather and Mary Mapes were unavailable for comment.

If nothing else, Barry’s good for an unintended chuckle.

“With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations, — none of which I know how to work — information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation,” Obama said.

iPods, Xboxes, and Playstations are media sources that provide “information”?  Oh, come on.  I mean, it’s not like Xbox has been unsed for political campaigns or something.  Oh, wait…my bad.

Seriously, putting more information out there for our consumption is neither empowering or emancipating?  Really?  Is that the argument you’re trying to make, you wimpy, whiny, Chicagoland thug?

But wait…there’s even more banality:

He bemoaned the fact that “some of the craziest claims can quickly claim traction,” in the clamor of certain blogs and talk radio outlets.

“All of this is not only putting new pressures on you, it is putting new pressures on our country and on our democracy.”

Yes sir, it takes a certain amount of chutzpah to pooh-pooh blogs, a week after telling a different graduating class to get their info from the inmates running the asylum at the moonbat blog Huffington Post.

Obviously, our light-skinned prez with no Negro dialect (relax, moonbats, those are Harry Reid’s words, not mine) needs to control the 1% of media that the left doesn’t currently control.  His thin skin and oversized ego both drive his totalitarian impulses.

May 10, 2010 Posted by | big government, Obama, shameful | 3 Comments