On the upside for Obama, Netflix is close to giving him his own programming. On the downside, it’s going to be streamed through the original HealthCare.gov website & server:
Former President Barack Obama is in advanced negotiations with Netflix to produce a series of high-profile shows that will provide him a global platform after his departure from the White House, according to people familiar with the discussions.
Under terms of a proposed deal, which is not yet final, Netflix would pay Mr. Obama and his wife, Michelle, for exclusive content that would be available only on the streaming service, which has nearly 118 million subscribers around the world. The number of episodes and the formats for the shows have not been decided.
Because having the vast majority of the mainstream media in his pocket and at his disposal just wasn’t quite big enough of a media platform?
Ideas for Obama-produced TV shows being floated at Netflix HQ include:
–Cops (acted stupidly)
–Orange is the New Barack
–Fear Factor: Michelle Obama School Lunch Edition
–50 Shades of Axelrod
–Guess Hillary’s Blood Alcohol Level
–True Lies with Jay Carney
–Iran Deal or No Iran Deal (pallets of cash prizes)
–Flip or Flop: Solyndra