Sunday, May 09, 2010

A Man and his Truth Meter

What an odd article, including this:
"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.
How about the irony meter? The lecturer-in-chief continued:
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."
Certainly he doesn't mean this blog, but new pressures? To what, gain the truth from sources who aren't functioning as arms of the government? Sounds a wee bit Chavezish, as if he's setting the tone for disarming those crazy truth benders. Shall we prepare for "Mr. Ayers in the Neighborhood" in the old Beck time slot?

And talk about epistemic closure, his comments go round in circles. We have a crackberry addict using Jefferson quotes to scold the graduates about a lack of participatory democracy due to Ipods and internet distractions, right after bashing people for getting their political information on the internet or talk radio (instead of from bowing Brian or other non-fishy Obama-approved pundits)? Hmm, what was that mybarackobama and fightthesmears stuff all about? And those millions in donations from small donors, including some in the Middle East?

Good Lord, is he really bashing people for not being engaged, unless they are engaged with something he doesn't like such as Tea Parties, at which point things get dangerous and threaten democracy? Or is it really just "put away those iPods, kids, and help me rock the vote again this fall because otherwise we're going to get our rears handed to us by these dangerous people"? I'm taking doors number one and two.


Sweetness and Light reminds that the O, who feigned ignorance on iPods and chastised the internet, once mocked McCain for not being internet savvy.

And here's Right Truth responding to the accusation that people aren't engaged, making the same point made above. Web of lies!

And diversions are bad. No, they are good!


And the hits keep coming.. from Hot Air via Zippers.. Obama advertised on the Xbox. Does he think those kids are so stupid they can't use the internet or an iPhone to Google all this stuff?

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