Monday, May 10, 2010
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Despite being credited for running the most tech-savvy presidential campaign in history, and a seeming addiction to his ever-present Blackberry, Barack Obama told a graduating class of university students that they should back away from modern technologies with unfiltered news which are "putting new pressures on our country and our democracy."
Besides criticizing Xboxes, Playstations, iPods and iPads, the president singled out certain news blogs and talk radio outlets, saying "some of the craziest claims can quickly gain traction."
We're not precisely sure which "crazy claims" he's referring to. Perhaps talk radio's longtime assertion that Obamacare will raise the cost of medical services? No, wait...Health & Human Services just confirmed that. Or maybe that the Times Square bomber wasn't just pissed off about his mortgage, but was actually part of a terrorist war on America? Hang on, Eric Holder just confirmed that's not crazy either. Maybe the president meant that it's crazy to think rising unemployment numbers mean, um, rising unemployment? Hmm.
In any case, the president is doing his best to make sure that today's college students become tomorrow's Democratic voters.
It's as simple as turning off the news.