Obama said, in a commencement address to graduates at Virginia’s Hampton University:
“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 rank all that high on the truth meter,” Obama said. “With iPods and iPads; Xboxes and PlayStations; information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment.
“With so many voices clamoring for attention on blogs, on cable, on talk radio, it can be difficult, at times, to sift through it all; to know what to believe; to figure out who’s telling the truth and who’s not,” Obama said.”
Clearly, Obama feels that more information being available to the public is a bad thing. As a footnote, notice who he picks on – and who he doesn’t. For instance, no mention of the mainstream media. Because, of course, they are in the tank for him. In Obama’s world, anybody that doesn’t see things his way is a troublemaker.
Now that I think about it, more information probably is a bad thing – for Obama.
His entire presidential campaign was based on deception, concealing his past, his beliefs, and his intentions as president.
Now, he is complaining about not being able to control the message; partly because of bloggers like myself.
Only the evil fear the light.