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Former President Obama Says Americans Live in Partisan Bubbles

Former President Obama Says Americans Live in Partisan Bubbles

There is no topical opening monologue, because on Netflix these shows are meant to be watched whenever the viewer wants to see them.

At this point, I am not at all surprised Letterman is back with a new Netflix series, My Next Guest Needs No Introduction with David Letterman. He was laughing his butt off during the interview, and so was the audience. He fawns over his guest more than he should, he makes awkward jokes about this new-fangled thing called Netflix, and he drives the conversation into a mutual children-appreciation session so that he can enthuse about his son and Obama can enthuse about his daughters.

Former President Barack Obama weighed in on the potential consequences of Russian meddling in social media platforms during the 2016 election in a new interview with David Letterman.

"In basically ignoring the ever looming current President of the United States on another s**tstorm of a day, the pre-taped result from last fall was primarily a warm, fuzzy, and sauntering up on boring chat between two well-spoken men who obviously like and respect each other and didn't want to cause each other any possible grief", Deadline's Dominic Patten wrote. This element of chance, serendipity, I wonder if you feel that?

Malia is now at college at Harvard University. Meanwhile, the former first lady was scrubbing the bathroom, and his younger daughter Sasha assisted with the organizing. "It had one of those wrenches. and it only had like four parts or something". It turns out assembling lamps is not one of Obama's talents.

At the word "planet", the audience laughed, but Obama continued his thought. I know your mother and father.

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A significant portion of the hour is given over to someone who is not onstage, and it isn't the current occupant of the White House.

In the first episode, Letterman also delivers a taped segment, in which he walks across the Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Alabama, with Rep. John Lewis, D-Ga., who was beaten and arrested along with others who marched across the bridge in support of civil rights in 1965. Paul Shaffer recorded a jaunty instrumental for the animated theme, which seems to be the show's lone nod to Letterman's old format. As Letterman asked Lewis how big of a setback he thinks we're enduring, a photo of the deadly "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia appeared on screen-but Letterman never directly referenced it.

"The vote", Lewis answers.

Former President Barack Obama revealed how he danced to Prince, months before the funk rock legend passed away. "She's doing all this cool stuff I'm standing behind a podium and I'm droning on and on about, 'Well, the legislative strategy for such and such.' And people are clicking the television trying to find something else". "They carried America across that bridge". Letterman asks. Obama, however, drives the conversation toward the way in which the internet and social media have fractured the political discussion. "I think what we missed was the degree to which people who are in power, can in fact manipulate that and propagandize". Daniel Patrick Moynihan once said while debating an opponent: "You are entitled to your own opinion, but you are not entitled to your own facts". If you were hoping that there would be Stupid Pet Tricks or some other moth-balled skit from the past, you're out of luck.

The comments were the closest Obama came to addressing American politics during a almost hour-long sitdown with Letterman, which occurred in the fall of 2017. Future guests include Tina Fey, Jay-Z, Howard Stern, George Clooney and Malala Yousafzai.


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