Skip to comments.In Obama's decision-making, a wide range of influences
Posted on 01/25/2010 10:42:58 AM PST by truthandlife
As for what Obama reads online, his advisers said he looks for offbeat blogs and news stories, tracking down firsthand reporting and seeking out writers with opinions about his policies. Obama was particularly interested in Atlantic Online's Andrew Sullivan's tweeting of the Iranian elections last year, said an aide, who requested anonymity to discuss what influences the president.
When they spoke for attribution, administration officials played down the notion of a Googling commander in chief.
"I don't think time permits him to be surfing all the time," Axelrod said, adding that the president reads "magazines like crazy," including the New Yorker, the Economist, Sports Illustrated and Rolling Stone. "There are some commentators whose views he's interested in, and he'll read blog items."
"Periodically, I mention to him articles that I have found particularly interesting, and that he might find interesting, and a very high fraction of the time he has already read them and has some kind of reaction," economic adviser Lawrence H. Summers said.
Across the administration, people who work closely with the president said he remains fond of his BlackBerry and communicates directly, rather than running everything through his chief of staff. He sometimes sends e-mails late at night, an updated version of the late-night phone calls to the brain trust that President Bill Clinton used to place.
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Pfaw. Wonder what his DU name is...
0 has demonstrates through out his political career he only cares to hear from those who agree with him.
He only read that which confirms his worldview.
So does this mean that WHEN (not if, that would indicate a journalistic double-standard) Katie Couric eventually asks Barack Obama, leader of the free-for-now world "what do you read", he will say which blogs he looks at?
Rolling Stone? Say no more.
He takes down usernames for his enemies' list. Caption This threads are a good place to start...
His DU name is “me me I I er ah um”.
The Eonomist siezed being relevant long ago(I used to subscribe back in the 80’s)
Rolling Stone is a loony left rag, just the perfect magazine for the Communist In Chief to read.
I forget the timeline, legal conclusions drawn. He was not going to use his crackberry because he was going to have to archive all of his communications in accord with federal law.
But then I think I recall something about him getting a waiver or something. Anyone know if his emails are going to be preserved? I know at one point in his administration he did not want to leave a smoking gun.
"Smartest President Ever"/s
Jeesh—he sure acts like he’s been influenced by Andrew Sullivan!
I’d say most of his magazine reading is People magazine. Well, maybe he throws in a bit of Oprah’s rag to make sure he gets the right melanin level for his fraud.
...president reads “magazines like crazy,” ....
Especially if the mag has his picture on it.
*Rolling Stone? Say no more.*
So basically, he loves reading love letters to himself. Makes perfect sense.
Is there a blog entitled “The Communist manifesto”? If so he is on it like stink on sh**.
Does this man have NOTHING better to do than blogging??? Too bad he's not in the unemployment line. Nero fiddles while Rome burns.
I imagine he reads those magazines that display him on the cover and articles about himself, and very little else.
He’s too busy going to the gym, playing golf, and throwing parties.
No doubt he has a large staff that reads blogs for him, organizes the responses to opinion columns, and hacks websites that are especially annoying.
And sometimes, when he has his tin foil hat on, he can tune in on alien conversations. That’s how he makes policy.
here he is pictured going on a gay date with himself in his chinos and sandals
"He likes me! He really likes me!
A boy can dream, can't he?"
This may be a bit off topic but I would really be thankful if there was some way to block obama from television. That SOB is on there ten times a day spouting his proganda. I am getting in the ugly habit of screaming at my television set whenever that #$%%## comes so much so I am losing my voice. My God what has the ignorant voting public done.
Does he read Playgirl?
>Pfaw. Wonder what his DU name is...
Every executive knows not to leave a paper trail for anything that could come back to haunt them. But Obama has no executive experience.
hmmmmm....let’s see 1) hasn’t met a campaign promise 2) left the enormous task of healthcare reform to Reid and Pelosi 3) enables our enemies every time he speaks 4) reads
mags because he isn’t able to create an original thought.
5) uses his Blackberry as cache for “talking points”
That about covers it!
Axelrod: Oh, we've got both kinds: Communist and Socialist!
Maybe it’s “mmmm mmmmmm mmmm”
By jove I think you’ve got it!
Besides Marx, Lenin, and Mao?
Y’all need to see this about our brainiac resident-in-chief.
i think he may scan WFTD actually ; )
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