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Obama's Boing Boing Habit

BY Nancy Scola | Wednesday, March 16 2011

At last week's Gridiron Dinner, it seems, Barack Obama joked about his online reading practices "And while I know I have my share of critics out there, I don't focus on the negative stuff. I just don't pay much attention to it," said the president. "Most days I barely skim through the comment section of Huffington Post, Daily Kos, Firedoglake, The Daily Dish, BoingBoing.net." (via James Love)

Does anyone who actually reads Boing Boing call it that? The gist seems to be a joke about Obama's relationship with his ostensible political base, though in a straight reading, Obama's list is a strange mix of liberal, liberatarian, conservative. Still, you do have to wonder how helpful that sort of mention is in HuffPo's bid to position itself as utterly mainstream.