President Obama Reads The New York Times, Not Playboy

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By Chris O'Shea Comment

In the latest issue of Rolling Stone, President Barack Obama gives a wide-ranging interview, and of course he is asked about his reading habits. Obama says that he reads The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post “just to catch up,” but then, when asked if reads Paul Krugman, he replies:

I read all of theĀ New York Times columnists. Krugman’s obviously one of the smartest economic reporters out there, but I also read some of the conservative columnists, just to get a sense of where those arguments are going.

That’s right. ALL of the Times’ columnists. That’s quite a healthy dose of Times commentary.

We can’t say the same about Playboy writers; Obama said he doesn’t read the magazine. He said nothing about the pictures though…