We are calling it now: There is going to be a #NetflixBoycott happening in the near future. It has just been reported that Barack and Michelle Obama are planning on creating an anti-Trump Netflix series based off a book.
Former President Obama will be portrayed as the show’s hero, whereas the Trump administration is shown as a bunch of newbies. This isn’t the first time we’ve seen Netflix wave their liberal flag, however.
Breitbart reported earlier this year that the streaming platform hired on Obama’s former National Security Advisor Susan Rice to the Board of Directors. Already on the board was former Obama aide Valerie Jarrett.
If this isn’t proof that Netflix is run by a bunch of anti-Trump liberals, I don’t know what is.
The Week reports:
Is former President Barack Obama about to unleash one long subtweet against his successor in the form of a Netflix show?
Obama and former first lady Michelle Obama have acquired the rights to adapt Michael Lewis’ book The Fifth Risk as part of their overall deal with Netflix, Deadline reported Wednesday. Lewis’ book describes the disorder within the Department of Agriculture, Department of Energy, and Department of Commerce that took place during the transition between the Obama administration to the Trump administration. Many of the new president’s appointees were completely unprepared for their jobs and some roles weren’t filled at all, the book describes. Deadline reports that the possible series adaptation would be intended to “help people better understand the inner workings of the government.”
In May, it was announced that Netflix had signed a multi-year deal with the Obamas, which stated that they would create shows for the corporation.
Breitbart News reports:
Former President Barack Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama have acquired author Michael Lewis’ nonfiction book The Fifth Risk — a gloomy expose about the far-reaching ramifications of a Trump presidency — to make into a Netflix series, according to reports.
The Fifth Risk, slated for release on October 2 via W.W. Norton, details the so-called “chaos and mismanagement” that occurred inside the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, and Energy during the transition period between Obama and then-president-elect Donald Trump.
Lewis made the claim that Donald Trump’s transition team picked candidates who were not qualified for key agency positions, but some jobs still aren’t filled. “One interview in the book is with John MacWilliams, who served as the Energy Department’s first-ever chief risk officer. He conveys his worries that any shortchanging in the department under Trump could lead to a nuclear-weapons accident, a potential conflict with North Korea or Iran, or an attack on the U.S. electrical grid,” reported Deadline.
Lewis was interviewed by Katie Couric, which will be released today. During the interview, he stated that the book is “a civics lesson… I did three departments, because it would be the work of many lifetimes to do the whole government, but you could do this in a fun way across the entire government.”
Lewis’ and the Obama’s press representatives refused to comment on the report when asked.
“President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series for the streaming platform, potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features,” read a statement Netflix released back in May.
Former President Obama told those attending a Las Vegas technology conference that he has plans to use the deal with Netflix to help “train the next generation of leaders.”
“We want to tell stories. This [Netflix deal] becomes a platform,” he stated. “We are interested in lifting people up and identifying people doing amazing work.”
Keep your eyes out for a #NetflixBoycott or #BoycottNetflix hashtag, because you can be sure it’s on the horizon.