NULab Core Faculty Member Nick Beauchamp is quoted in a recent news@Northeastern article regarding President Obama’s farewell speech, delivered on January 10. Beauchamp recognizes similar themes from past Obama speeches, but adds that the President seemed to strike a more somber note this time around.
Addressing the fragmented media landscape brought about, in part, by the ability for citizens to tailor their news consumption to their own political ideologies via social media, Beauchamp notes, “It’s one thing to have different values, but another to have different truths all together.” He continues, “It’s a concession that the problems are deeper than [President Obama] thought. That’s more sobering than the usual Obama speech.”
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