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Obama: I Read My Bad Press, Not My Good Press

02/07/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

President-elect Obama said he often reads bad press about himself and avoids the good press so that he can stay outside the information "bubble."

"I think it's important not to live in the bubble, so you've got to be open to outside information, particularly criticism," he told CNBC on Wednesday. "I'll tell you, I very rarely read good press. I often read bad press, not because I agree with it, but because I want to get a sense of, 'Are there areas where I'm falling short and I can do better?'"

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