I’m sorry for all sports fans out there. I’m ignorant on sports, but even I can see this guy is totally uninformed and idiotic. He spouts off incorrect sports statements in order to sound cool. How does this even start to qualify him?
However the people who laughed at Obama better watch out now. I see IRS audits in their future. Also, since when does the President of the United States have policy meetings with Hollywood?
If you have any doubt as to how much of a sports junkie Barack Obama is, check in with the entertainment moguls who attended a private briefing with the president Nov. 26 before his speech at Jeffrey Katzenberg’s DreamWorks Animation campus in Glendale.
At the end of the conversation — which touched on a myriad of topics, from piracy to Iran — Obama revealed what’s at the top of his bucket list post-White House: “At least I know what I want to do when I retire … host ESPN SportsCenter’s Top 10 list,” Obama quipped as he turned to Disney’s Robert Iger, whose empire includes ESPN.
The highlights countdown can feature everything from major sports to bull fighting to high school basketball. Other than having a good laugh, Iger apparently didn’t respond.
“Everyone had a good giggle,” says one person who attended.
The private meeting with Iger featured other moguls, including Disney’s Alan Horn, Fox’s Jim Gianopulos, Sony’s Amy Pascal, and CBS’ Leslie Moonves.
In a polished speech before the entire DWA staff and others in attendance, Obama praised the entertainment industry as an “engine” of the economy and as part of America’s “diplomacy.” He also joked that his ears were the inspiration for the studio’s Shrek.
Obama’s appearance at DWA wrapped up a two-day trip to Southern California that included two fundraising events, one at the home of Magic Johnson and his wife, Cookie, and the other at the home of Haim Saban and his wife, Cheryl.
More Hollywood Obama insanity. Talking job creation with Hollywood? He’d be better served talking to the Oil companies in North Dakota.
Execs from Warner Bros., Fox, Sony Entertainment, Universal, Lucasfilm, Lionsgate, CBS and Paramount have reserved seats at the Glendale studio.
Hollywood’s top execs have reserved space to hear President Obama talk about job creation at Jeffrey Katzenberg’s DreamWorks Animation studio today.
Obama is en route to the studio now after stopping at Toll Middle School in Glendale, according to a pool report.
Of the 68 chairs in the audience, there are seats marked for new Universal Filmed Entertainment chairman Jeff Shell, NBCUniversal vice chairman Ron Meyer, NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt, Paramount vice chairman Rob Moore, Sony Pictures chairman/CEO Michael Lynton and co-chairman Amy Pascal, CBS Corp. president/CEO Leslie Moonves, Warner Bros. CEO Kevin Tsujihara and Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer.
People started arriving at the Glendale location around 8 a.m. today, with a visible Secret Service and LAPD presence in the area, including bomb-sniffing dogs.
President Obama will speak at a stage set up in the central oak tree-shaded courtyard. DreamWorks Animation employees are standing directly in front of the stage. Elected officials and studio heads are sitting in wooden folding chairs to the left.