Where’s the truth meter when you need it?
From his speech at Hampton University, Obama tells us the the modern day media (a.k.a. anything outside the liberal media) “…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…”. Hey, at least he is admitting how much coverage the White House receives. Talk about reporters needing to carry a truth meter!
He also pointed out to the students that “…some of the craziest claims can quickly claim traction…” from blogs and talk radio. I’m sure he was thinking of the liberal blogs and all the liberal talk shows out there, oh wait, scratch that last one.
Then there is this little gem, “All of this is not only putting new pressures on you, it is putting new pressures on our country and on our democracy.” Wow, so talk radio, blogs, xbox, ipods, and playstations are pressuring our democracy now.
I wonder, was he playing video games during all those constitutional law classes during college? Last time I checked, we had a REPUBLIC. If we had a democracy, in which everyone got to vote on each law, we wouldn’t be trying to dislodge that huge lump (socialized medicine) that got jammed down our throats earlier this year now would we?
I wonder when we are going to be told what we can play, what we can listen to, what blogs we can read, and which cartoons we are allowed to read (for the greater good and all)? Can you say Net Neutrality?