May 10, 2010
This is absolutely beyond the pale. For real. How can the esteemed president even begin to think that uttering this drivel is remotely helpful??
Secondly, last time I checked, Xboxes and playstations don’t really deliver any relevant information other than info to play GAMES with!!
Thirdly, since when is information a distraction and a diversion?? Really?? For real??
Oh wait!!! I got it!! It’s only certain information from certain outlets that are a distraction!! I get it now!!! Just the information that doesn’t speak well about the current administration is a distraction etc. Well, now that it’s clarifed, his makes much more sense.
(AFP) – 1 day ago
HAMPTON, Virginia — 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.
“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.
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