"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.Um, how hard is it to work an Ipod? I thought this guy was supposed to be President Spock? I guess that was supposed to be a self-deprecating joke but it makes him sound like a backwards hick. Also information as a "tool of empowerment and emancipation" was shown in shining colors during Iran's abortive Green Revolution. Too bad Obama ignored the whole thing until it was too late to affect the outcome.
I do agree that critical thinking takes a nosedive due to the Internet. You never get the whole story on anything unless you dig deeper and do your own research. I guess Obama laments that the Left can't lie as effectively through the mouthpiece of the dying newspapers and network news.
I mean people would love him if not for Fox News, the bloggers, and the Tea Partiers organizing with social networking. It isn't his policies or him spending more money on more failed crap then any other President before him. Maybe Obama will think up a dirty tricks group like Nixon did to "silence the IPad and destroy the evil Xbox." Do we get to see some Obamaites sneaking into a Cupertino psychiatrist's office to dig up some dirt on Steve Jobs?