Susan Rice, the Barack Obama aide who brazenly blamed the murders of four Americans in Benghazi on an obscure YouTube video, now works for the streaming service Netflix.
Netflix CEO Reed Hastings said he was “delighted to welcome” Obama’s former national security adviser to the board of directors.
“For decades,” Hastings added, “she has tackled difficult, complex global issues with intelligence, integrity and insight and we look forward to benefiting from her experience and wisdom.”
Rice said she was “thrilled” about it too.
Others not so much. The woman accused of numerous public lies ignited immediate calls on Twitter to boycott the streaming service and abandon subscriptions.
As Obama’s UN ambassador, Rice was tapped to go on five consecutive Sunday talk shows the September weekend after the 2012 Benghazi murders and consulate sacking. There, she repeatedly blamed the nightlong attacks on locals’ ire over an anti-Muslim video YouTube.
Subsequent email revelations showed the Obama White House and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knew from the very beginning the attack was the work of terrorists. Despite numerous pleas from the scene, no rescue attempt was made.
Rice was also identified (and criticized by President Trump) for inappropriately unmasking members of his transition team inadvertently captured on secret surveillance tapes of Russian targets. She has denied wrongdoing.
Reaction from conservatives was not conservative. From Tom Fitton, president of Judicial Watch: “Netflix doubles down in support of Obama corruption — compromised Susan Rice, who lied repeatedly on both Benghazi and the unmasking issue joins its Board of Directors.”
Dana Loesch, talk-radio host and spokeswoman for the National Rifle Association, tweeted that Netflix is “the perfect place for a former (Obama) staffer who blamed a terror attack on a poorly-made short film.”
Ex-Netflix subscriber David Peet tweeted: “Just canceled with reason code Other: Susan Rice.”
Now, Rice will be part of the highly-paid team overseeing operations of Netflix with its 118 million global subscribers.
And — oh, look — Netflix is also said to be negotiating with both Obamas for them to produce some shows. How do you suppose Rice might vote on that deal?