"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."
-- Barack Hussein Obama, Hampton University Commencement, Today, 9 May 2010
Wasn't this the guy who was supposed to be up on all the latest technology and trends -- reaching out via social media -- transforming government to be relevant to our youthful society? Our "first wired President"? Apparently it was all a fake, engineered by his handlers.
How can we have a guy as President who doesn't even know how to run an iPod?
Even George Bush had an iPod.
Well, railing against the free flow of information is consistent with other things that he and his handlers have done:
- Trying to control internet blogs and radio content to eliminate dissent.
- Campaigning against Bush's Patriot Act, and then not only renewing it, but removing Bush's expiration limit on most of its provisions to make them permanent.
- Complaining that "Fox News isn't really news", since it is critical of his regime.
- Referring to dissent as criminal "sedition" against the government.