Obama Scolds Graduates For Getting News From Playstations

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    Obama must really hate that information is no longer controlled by the Big Three Networks and a handful of major metro newspapers.

    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.

    "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.

    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."



    AFP: Obama bemoans 'diversions' of IPod, Xbox era


    Does anyone else find it troubling that Obama continues to attack the alternative media which is critical of him?
     
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    :eusa_eh: Do you even know what a Playstation is?
     
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    He might as well have told them to stop their quest for knowledge, cease their independent thought processes...and just belive his bildge.
     
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    Bloggers typically aren't journalists - they publish opinion - not news. Do you even know the difference?
     
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    Do you even know what a Playstation is? :eusa_eh:
     
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    You are incorrect about that. Bloggers provide a great variety of information - including hard news and analysis.
     
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    Rarely do they, bloggers provide a specific point of view because they have a specific agenda.
     
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    Bloggers suck and anyone who gets their news from a blog is a total moron. Period.
     
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    The OP title for this thread is just a example of the massive fail we have with people who have no idea what they're talking about trying to use what they believe to be correct information in order to bash others.
     
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    another lying post from a hack, what surprise.

    Considering how much people like the OP love misinformation, of course they would criticize Obama for all the lies that are passing off as news and dumb people just eat it up and think its truth.
     
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