Spoken like a true tyrant…
Barack Obama lashed out at (conservative) talk radio, (conservative) blogs, cable news (FOX), and new gadgets today during his commencement speech to graduates at Virginia’s Hampton University. He lambasted iPods, iPads Xboxes and PlayStations even though he gave the Queen one last year loaded with his favorite show tunes.
Barack Obama gave the Queen of England an iPod last year. Suddenly, it’s a distraction.
What he was really was telling the graduates is that he can’t stand it when he cannot control the message.
The Hill reported:
President Barack Obama cited the influx of new technology as “putting new pressures on our country and on our democracy” in a commencement address to graduates at Virginia’s Hampton University on Sunday.
“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.”
“All of this is not only putting new pressures on you; it is putting new pressures on our country and on our democracy.”
Obama said that education would “fortify” the graduates to meet the challenges posed by these changes.
The president said education not only leaves the students prepared to compete in a global economy, but “it can also prepare you as citizens.”
“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. “Let’s face it, even some of the craziest claims can quickly gain traction. I’ve had some experience with that myself. Fortunately, you’ll be well positioned to navigate this terrain.”
It’s amazing that despite the fact that the left controls television news, print news, Hollywood, and the nation’s schools, that Americans still strongly reject their big government policies.
Did it ever occur to them that maybe it’s not the messenger, maybe it’s the message?