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moundsview Donating Member (150 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 12:44 PM
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Well, THANK YOU Mr. President!
So what are they, chopped liver?

As he settles into his new job, Mr. Obama said he spent much of his time reading briefing books, but still tried to stay in touch by perusing newspapers and thumbing through weekly newsmagazines. But he said he did not watch much television, except basketball games.

Mr. Obama rode to the White House partly on his savvy use of new media, and he has a staff-written blog on his presidential Web site. Even so, he said he did not find blogs a reliable source of objective information, citing the economy as one example.

Part of the reason we dont spend a lot of time looking at blogs, he said, is because if you havent looked at it very carefully, then you may be under the impression that somehow theres a clean answer one way or another well, you just nationalize all the banks, or you just leave them alone and theyll be fine.
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/08/us/politics/08obama.h...
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 12:45 PM
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1. He's 100% correct.
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LiberalPersona Donating Member (679 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 01:07 PM
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13. Yes he is
Edited on Sat Mar-07-09 01:08 PM by LiberalPersona
blogs are purely opinionated writing, making them subjective and not objective.
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PeaceNikki Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 01:12 PM
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14. Nor are they edited for accuracy or held to any journalism ethics.
Hate to burst the OP's bubble, but it's true.
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 12:46 PM
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2. Now that you ask
Absolutely, with a side of stinky onions
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gcomeau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 12:47 PM
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3. Are you suggesting he's wrong?
Blogs do what they do, and some of them do it very well... but "objective source of information" isn't exactly high on their list of strong points.
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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 12:47 PM
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4. Whose blog should the President..
rely on?
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 12:49 PM
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6. He should read Paul Krugman's.
And take it to the bank (if he could find a good one).
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SemiCharmedQuark Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 12:48 PM
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5. Is that a Margaret Thatcher quote in your sig line?
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moundsview Donating Member (150 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 01:03 PM
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12. I don't know
I read it on a blog somewhere.
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Island Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 02:26 PM
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15. Well there you go
"blogs a reliable source of objective information"
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stklurker Donating Member (138 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 12:54 PM
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7. Blogs
I totally agree with him.. do you consider the editorial section of the newsrags 'fact'?? They might contain some, but it is sprinkled with opinion and POV.
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blogslut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 12:55 PM
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8. Do you have a blog?
Is that why you're taking this so personally?
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 12:55 PM
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9. I generally feel the same way. nt
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Cirque du So-What Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 12:57 PM
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10. With regard to 'pure' objectivity (whatever the hell that may be)
I wouldn't even trust this guy



I'd be concerned that he'd always come down on the side of the Federation.
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TahitiNut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 01:00 PM
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11. If DU is any model, the blogosphere's knowledge of economics is abysmal.
It seems that there're still about 25% on DU who suffer under the ridiculous misapprehension that unemployment statistics are based on people collecting unemployment benefits, for just one example. There're only about a half dozen DUers whose economics perspectives are worth my attention -- ProfessorGAC for one.
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