“The Daily Show” with… Barack Obama?
Just when conservative Americans thought they would soon see the last of the most liberal president in U.S. history, a report has surfaced saying President Barack Obama may be looking at a career in media as “his next chapter.”
According to Mic.com co-founder Jake Horowitz, anonymous sources speaking on background say the show could materialize on Netflix or a cable network like Comedy Central — where serious Millennials turn to get their hard news.
“Obama considers media to be a central focus of his next chapter, these sources say, though exactly what form that will take — a show streaming on Netflix, a web series on a comedy site or something else — remains unclear,” Horowitz wrote.
And while his critics may recoil over the possibility of Obama having a regular gig on cable television to espouse his secular progressive ideas, that could be the least of their worries.
Horowitz adds that the sources say Obama, a frequent critic of Fox News, “is considering launching his own media company.”
Forget rumors of Trump TV, which was circumvented by Donald Trump being elected president, Obama TV may not be far off.
The president dropped a hint about what may lie in store during a recent interview with Rolling Stone.
“How do we rethink our storytelling, the messaging and the use of technology and digital media, so that we can make a persuasive case across the country?” Obama said.
White House communications director Jen Psaki denied the story, telling Mic in a statement that while Obama “is interested in the changing ways people consume information, he has no plans to get into the media business after he leaves office.”
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