Monday, May 10, 2010

"some of the craziest claims can quickly claim traction,"

Said President Obama at Hampton University, Virginia, Sunday. One such claim he made himself- "With iPods and iPads and Xboxes and PlayStations, -- none of which I know how to work --..." That wasn't the impression I got a couple years ago:

But I'll give him the benefit of the doubt; perhaps he plays his games on his Blackberry; after all, "...information becomes a distraction, a diversion, a form of entertainment, rather than a tool of empowerment, rather than the means of emancipation,"


Chalicechick said...

His campaign bought in-game advertising. That doesn't mean Obama plays the games.

Also, when Republicans advertise at Nascar events, that doesn't mean the candidates are driving the racecars.

I disagree with what Obama has to say here, but I don't see how he has contradicted himself.


Joel Monka said...

It's not contradictory in words, just in concept- the idea that a young, tech and internet savvy guy with teenage daughters, a guy who lives on his Blackberry, doesn't know how to play video games... including the ones he advertised on. Yeah, he could well have approved the ads just on seeing a still. It just strikes as kind of bizarre, someone like him doing the "I'm just an old fogey" number on students who are only what, maybe 25 years younger than himself.