Once again, President Barack Obama opened his mouth and couldn’t tell the truth. I know that truth telling is sometimes difficult for many politicians, but it seems to be an impossibility with our current President and his administration.
The first non-truth comes in the first paragraph of the following article.
US President Barack Obama lamented Sunday that in the iPad and Xbox era, information had become a diversion that was imposing new strains on democracy, in his latest critique of modern media.
Obama, who often chides journalists and cable news outlets for obsessing with political horse race coverage rather than serious issues, told a class of graduating university students that education was the key to progress.
Information does not impose new strains on democracy. If you believe that information is dangerous then you probably also believe that guns kill people. Information is no more dangerous to society than spoons are responsible for making people obese.
While the Internet has provided a wide array of information sources, one cannot claim that the access to that information alone is a danger to democracy. Unless of course, you are trying to persuade people to think only some sources of information (such as Fox News or conservative talk radio) might be dangerous. Then again, educated people wouldn’t make that mistake and would know that President Obama’s claim itself is a danger to democracy.
President Obama says that education is the key to progress but then tries to persuade those listening that they might be duped into believing some information sources that might not rank too high on the truth meter. So much for that education factor, eh?
“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.
If anyone knows about the media’s ability to expose us to all kinds of arguments that don’t rank too high on the truth meter, it’s President Obama. His entire campaign was based on social media popularity and the complete manipulation of our mainstream media outlets.
Don’t you find it odd that candidate Barack Obama used the media to make people believe what he wanted them to believe but now President Barack Obama wants you to think those same media outlets cannot always be truthful or taken seriously?
In fact, the only outlet I know of, which has been consistent in spreading outright lies and misleading facts, is the Obama administration.
Take the following statement for example:
“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.
President Obama wants you to believe he does not know how to operate an iPod. Yet, here he is with an iPod strapped to his side.
Let’t not forget the fact that he also gave Queen Elizabeth an iPod loaded with music as a gift too.
Talk about information that doesn’t rank too high on the truth meter. Great job, Mr. Obama!