Obama focuses on negative stories about himJanuary 8th, 2009 - 5:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): President-elect Barack Obama has said that he rarely reads favorable press coverage, and chooses instead to focus on negative stories.
I think its important not to live in the bubble. Youve got to be open to outside information, particularly criticism, Obama told CNBC.
I very rarely read good press, the president-elect added.
I often read bad press, not because I agree with it, but because I want to get a sense of are there areas where Im falling short and I can do better?
When pointed out that he has not received much negative press of late, Obama said: Well, Im sure its coming.
One thing Im pretty clear about is that as president Ive got to be looking out at the horizon, Politico.com quoted him, as saying.
I cant be looking at todays headlines, because if I do, then Im probably not going to make decisions based on whats best for the country, Obama said.
Im going to be spending a lot of time worrying about day-to-day politics, and thats something that Ive been trying to block out, he added. (ANI)