Netflix names Obama crony Susan Rice to board of directors

Netflix has decided to add Obama crony Susan Rice to its board of directors.

Hollywood Reporter:

Netflix has added Obama administration official Susan Rice to its board of directors. 

Rice, 53, was U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and served for four years as President Barack Obama’s national security advisor, which was when she was thrust into the limelight due to the 2012 attack on the U.S. embassy in Benghazi, Libya.

In the days and weeks following Benghazi, Rice appeared on TV news shows saying that the violence was a spontaneous reaction to a YouTube video that insulted Islam, though conservative media maintained that it was a coordinated terrorist attack and that Rice was blaming a video to make it appear that Islamic terrorism was largely a thing of the past under Obama. Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham were among those who said Rice was participating in a political cover-up to boost Obama in an election year, and eventually the president acknowledged the attacks on Benghazi were pre-planned terrorism.

Four Americans died in Benghazi, an event memorialized in Michael Bay’s 2016 film, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi, and some Washington insiders said at the time that Rice’s role in the controversy may have cost her an appointment to secretary of state after the resignation of Hillary Clinton, as Obama considered her a top candidate until she withdrew her name from consideration.

Here is what Netflix’s Co-founder said about it

“We are delighted to welcome Ambassador Rice to the Netflix board,” said Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings. “For decades, she has tackled difficult, complex global issues with intelligence, integrity and insight and we look forward to benefiting from her experience and wisdom.”

Susan Rice also responded

“I am thrilled to be joining the board of directors of Netflix, a cutting-edge company whose leadership, high-quality productions, and unique culture I deeply admire,” said Rice.

This comes on the heels of the announcement that Barack Obama might be in talks with Netflix for a series of political talk show.



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