Obama focuses on negative stories about him

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Washington, Jan 8 (ANI): President-elect Barack Obama has said that he rarely reads favorable press coverage, and chooses instead to focus on negative stories.

"I think it's important not to live in the bubble. You've got to be open to outside information, particularly criticism," Obama told CNBC.

"I very rarely read good press," the president-elect added.

"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?"

When pointed out that he has not received much negative press of late, Obama said: "Well, I'm sure it's coming."

"One thing I'm pretty clear about is that as president I've got to be looking out at the horizon," Politico.com quoted him, as saying.

"I can't be looking at today's headlines, because if I do, then I'm probably not going to make decisions based on what's best for the country," Obama said.

"I'm going to be spending a lot of time worrying about day-to-day politics, and that's something that I've been trying to block out," he added. (ANI)

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