Sunday, May 9, 2010

Obama laments the era of the IPod

Two of the most annoying things about Obama are the way he lectures us and how he tries to be the sole source of truth.  Today while giving the commencement speech at the black college of Hampton University, Obama lectured how IPods, IPads, Xboxes and PlayStations are all putting pressure on Democracy by spreading false information.
"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.
He bemoaned the fact that "some of the craziest claims can quickly claim traction," in the clamor of certain blogs and talk radio outlets.
"All of this is not only putting new pressures on you, it is putting new pressures on our country and on our democracy."
Ugh, what utter BS! If Obama, who is addicted to his BlackBerry by the way, doesn't know how to work an IPod and so forth, how can he say with any authority that these devices are putting pressure on Democracy?

The truth is Obama doesn't like the digital era because we mere plebes are no longer slaves to the propaganda put out by his buddies in the MSM. People can now freely pull up old YouTube clips of his past contradictions, or they can search the campaign promises he has reneged on or even read actual legislation rather than take his word for it.

Now that Obama has made these statement, I cannot help but think back to that IPod he gave the Queen of England. Did he intend for the gift to distract and divert her attention to what Hope and Change was all about?  Humm.

Via: Gizmodo


Chris W said...

You nailed it, the only media Obama likes is the LSM because he can control the message with them.

Peg said...

He must think we all suffer from Alzheimers or Ground Hog Day syndrome. Wasn't that long ago his campaign was hailed as the most Internet-savvy and youth-oriented campaign ever. Now that his numbers are down, technology gets thrown under the bus. That's one hulking bus.

Anonymous said...

Too much info coming from uncontrolled sources is the scariest thing to a dictator. That's why there's a Propaganda Department in all communist and fascist regimes.

2nd Anonymous

Fuzzy Slippers said...

2nd Anonymous took the words right out of my mouth.

This is Step 1: new media bad. It threatens democracy . . . or something. (we've already heard how dangerous our rhetoric is *sniff sniffle* from Pelosi)

Step 2: protect the American people from the demonized threat.

Step 3: protect the country and democracy by carefully filtering "the right" information to the drooling masses.

Anonymous said...

I remember when the fax machine was banned in the Soviet Union, too late I may add, because information they couldn't control was able to get out. Now, after the ignoramious were duped into electing him using electronic media is now going against him. Talk about truth is relative. Much like the interdimisional mines used by the Hem'Adar in DS9 where mines could pop out of space from no where. They were evil til the Federation found a way to reverse it on them. Only in reverse for BO. Seems BO doesn't like the other side of the double edge sword of technology.

Janelle said...

Obama is setting a record for being able to speak out of more sides of his mouth at the same time than I would have imagined humanly possible.

Lisa said...

Our president is a Class A Boob. What other explanation is there for these ridiculous comments? He feels threatened because the information being disseminated is not to his liking, its not the media by which the information is being disseminated.

rosewood59 said...

Right on. Can any one imagine what an even greater disaster our country would be in if all we has was the 5 and 10 pm nightly news, controlled and presented by Those Who Know Better Than Any Of the Little People!

I love my electronic age. I also love your blog! It's tops.

Anonymous said...

Here's Obama playing the class clown once again , just ask the Jonas brothers. I swear - will his handlers keep him away from graduating classes and kids! they always make hime sound so much dumber. Anyhow, how out of touch is he! besides all his other issues. Words like "empowerment" ? and "emancipation" ? What century is this dude from?

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