“That is hard to do, but I think it’s going to be necessary …”
The unfettered flow of information has become a problem for President Barack Obama, and he wants something done about it.
“We are going to have to rebuild within this wild-wild-west-of-information flow some sort of curating function that people agree to,” Obama said during a speech in Pittsburgh Thursday.
“There has to be, I think, some sort of way in which we can sort through information that passes some basic truthiness tests and those that we have to discard, because they just don’t have any basis in anything that’s actually happening in the world,” Obama added.
“That is hard to do, but I think it’s going to be necessary, it’s going to be possible,” continued.
“The answer is obviously not censorship, but it’s creating places where people can say ‘this is reliable’ and I’m still able to argue safely about facts and what we should do about it.”
Obama’s comments were ill-received.
Obama decries ‘wild west’ media landscape – except only ALT MEDIA + WIKILEAKS are telling America the truth about the Clintons!
“So we need ‘safe spaces’ for you to imbibe the government-approved propaganda. And ‘No’… it’s not censorship when the government does it… it’s for your own good!,” wrote Tyler Durden on ZeroHedge.
“Right, it’s not the lying politicians spreading malicious lies against Bad Rube of Dodge, Donald Trump, but the deplorable townsfolk, trying their level best to sift through the lies and distortions sent out daily by the government-media complex,” commented Judi McLeod on CanadaFreePress. “It is the wild, snorting horses of the townsfolk galloping up dust, yelling ‘yahoo!’ sending folk cowering into the safety of their own homes in the narrative as written by Cowboy Obama.”
“Trying to come up with altruistic and noble ideas to save democracy and more adult-like ‘debate,’ in reality, the equivalent of telling all townsfolk: Climb down off your high horses, put down your IPads, and ‘shut up and sit down,’” she wrote.
This fall, a Gallup poll found trust in the traditional mass media at its lowest ebb since Gallup started surveying Americans about the media in 1972. Only 32 percent of people overall, and only 14 percent of Republicans, said they trust the media to be fair.
“With many Republican leaders and conservative pundits saying Hillary Clinton has received overly positive media attention, while Donald Trump has been receiving unfair or negative attention, this may be the prime reason their relatively low trust in the media has evaporated even more,” Gallup said in commenting upon its poll. More ..
As a totalitarian he is faithful to his mission.