The President does not listen to Spotify

Give us more phony stories please! “President Obama is on Spotify, and he put together a playlist,” reports Entertainment Weekly. Both halves of this statement appear to be false. The Spotify site itself says

The official 2012 playlist features picks by the campaign staff—including a few of President Obama’s favorites.

In other words, it’s pure BS. Self-aware BS, maybe, but BS.  … The Larger Issue:  The essential phoniness of the Obama/Spotify story might have been a slight impediment in the print era, but on the Web … ? Fake stories get hits just like real ones. The Obama campaign seems to have shrewdly realized this. You can even be blatant about it. That just makes it meta, and better! …