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Presidentís Secret to Handling Criticism? Focus, and No TV
New York Times ^ | July 21, 2014 | By PETER BAKER

Posted on 07/23/2014 6:24:22 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

WASHINGTON — President Obama had to laugh. He had just been asked how he deals with criticism, and something about the question just struck him as funny. Maybe it is because criticism is one thing he sees no shortage of these days.

Addressing an audience largely made up of African-American boys and young men, Mr. Obama turned serious and gave a long, thoughtful answer about how, over the years, he has learned to focus on what is important to him and keep fixed on “the north star that steers you” no matter what others may say.

“And then I just don’t watch TV,” he added with a smile. “That’s the other thing.”

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TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: chaunceygardiner; failure; journalism; media; obama; obamatv
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1 posted on 07/23/2014 6:24:22 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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2 posted on 07/23/2014 6:26:58 AM PDT by deoetdoctrinae (Gun-free zones are playgrounds for felons.)
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3 posted on 07/23/2014 6:33:09 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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"President’s Secret to Handling Criticism? Focus, and No TV"

In other words.
He sticks his fingers in his ears and goes. La,La,La,La,La!

4 posted on 07/23/2014 6:34:22 AM PDT by Falcon4.0
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To: BenLurkin

Lol. Is he in his pajama boy suit?


5 posted on 07/23/2014 6:38:17 AM PDT by ETL 2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“And then I just read the New York Times,” he added with a smile. “That’s the other thing.”


6 posted on 07/23/2014 6:40:28 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

If he doesn’t watch TV then how the hell is he going to find out what is going on in his administration?


7 posted on 07/23/2014 6:45:08 AM PDT by thirst4truth (Life without God is like an unsharpened pencil - it has no point.)
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“And then I just don’t watch TV,” he added with a smile. “That’s the other thing.”

>Another lie as he told the country that is where he learns about the so called scandals plaguing his administration. He's friggin' amazing.

8 posted on 07/23/2014 6:49:56 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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You beat me to the punch...


9 posted on 07/23/2014 6:51:42 AM PDT by jurroppi1 (The only thing you "pass to see what's in it" is a stool sample. h/t MrB)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

… and golf. And fundraisers. And taunting.


10 posted on 07/23/2014 6:57:49 AM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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If he doesn’t watch TV then how the hell is he going to find out what is going on in his administration?

As if the media are reporting on what his administration is doing.

11 posted on 07/23/2014 6:58:50 AM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

And Lot’s of cocaine.


12 posted on 07/23/2014 7:01:01 AM PDT by angcat
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13 posted on 07/23/2014 7:07:46 AM PDT by ETL 2
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

NYT as big a joke as Obama. Does anyone see that or is their circulation increasing with the lies.


14 posted on 07/23/2014 7:25:26 AM PDT by Kenny
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“And then I just don’t watch TV,”

obama was watching tv while men were being shot at and killed in Benghazi. He just couldn’t be bothered with trying to save them!


15 posted on 07/23/2014 11:19:10 AM PDT by minnesota_bound
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What kind of kid dreams of being the most famous Post Turtle in history?


16 posted on 07/23/2014 11:37:03 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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Maybe he watches his favorite shows on a big screen, so he doesn't watch a TV, technically speaking.
17 posted on 07/23/2014 9:19:26 PM PDT by rightwingcrazy
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

he always means the opposite - so, he watches a TV and he’s unfocused


18 posted on 07/23/2014 9:21:15 PM PDT by BookmanTheJanitor
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