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June 9th, 2009
08:13 AM ET

New book: 'Obama's BlackBerry'

President Barack Obama uses a BlackBerry or similar device as he walks to the Oval Office after returning to the White House in Washington, DC, January 29, 2009.

President Barack Obama uses a BlackBerry or similar device as he walks to the Oval Office after returning to the White House in Washington, DC, January 29, 2009.

It's no secret President Obama uses a BlackBerry. In fact, you might say he's even addicted to his.

"Obama's BlackBerry" is a new book that includes dozens of phony texts and emails that poke fun at the nation's first BlackBerry-toting president.

Rob Baedeker, the book’s co-author and a member of the San Francisco-based comedy troupe Kasper Hauser, joins “American Morning” today.

Read excerpts of the book:

Page 14 (PDF)
Page 15 (PDF)
Page 25 (PDF)
Page 28 (PDF)
Page 65 (PDF)


Filed under: Pop Culture
soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. AmericanZero

    Checked out pdf's and here's my thoughts. First thought, this guy/gal should leave comedy to the professions...why you ask...these ain't humorous, funny or enjoyable.
    Second thought, there are a couple that borderline racist.
    Are american citizens so bored and lifeless they have to give credit to this so called author? Wouldn't waste my time and effort on this garbage but felt to express my views this waste of reporting couldn't be used elsewhere. Absolute waste of good paper to make a book that was created from a child-like mind.

    June 9, 2009 at 10:43 am |
  2. keisha

    It is funny, it is the same thing that Saturday Night Live does just for the persons who can actually read.

    June 9, 2009 at 9:50 am |
  3. Roger Ritthaler

    Why are you promoting such inanity as the made-up “Obama’s Blackberry” by Kasper Hauser (not even a real person)? Is there nothing that the Cheerleaders & Nincompoops Network (aka CNN) won’t promote? … Oh, by the way, I’ve written alternative Seinfeld episodes entitled “The Unseen Seinfeld” (or some variant). Will you please promote it?

    June 9, 2009 at 9:28 am |
  4. Joseph Calabrese

    I've watched CNN news or years, lately I've been disappointed in the substance of your reporting, example president Obama's Blackberry usage. There is no longer any depth or substance in in your reporting.

    June 9, 2009 at 9:26 am |
  5. carole

    What an absolute waste! All that happens is the authors make money and phony comments get picked up as fact. What happened to reporting news? Instead the media thinks "cute" is the way to go.

    June 9, 2009 at 8:40 am |