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.
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