Obama an avid media consumer and critic via his iPad

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The New York Times paints the picture of a Commander in Chief consumed each morning with checking news via the Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times, among other outlets, as well as checking in on blogs, Twitter and other areas via his iPad.

From the Times’ story on the president’s media reading habits:

A writer before he was a politician, Mr. Obama is a voracious consumer of news, reading newspapers and magazines on his iPad and in print and dipping into blogs and Twitter. He regularly gives aides detailed descriptions of articles that he liked, and he can be thin-skinned about those that he does not. He typically begins his day upstairs in the White House reading the major newspapers, including his hometown Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times, mostly on his iPad through apps rather than their Web sites. He also skims articles that aides e-mail to him, with the subject line stating the publication and the headline (like WSJ: Moody’s Downgrades Banks). During the day, Mr. Obama reads newspapers on his iPad and print copies of magazines like The Economist and The New Yorker. On most Air Force One flights, he catches up on the news on his iPad.

Obama was famously addicted to his Blackberry when he first took office – to the point the Secret Service had to make special provisions for him to use his must-have device. No word on security for the iPad – nor what its Secret Service codename might be.

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