“a chance to promote a liberal agenda with voters”
Former Obama staffers Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett, and Tommy Vietor have been doing a podcast for months and now they’re headed to HBO. They’ve been signed to do a series of specials in the months leading up to the 2018 midterm elections.
Brian Flood reported at FOX News:
HBO hires former Obama staffers to create specials ahead of midterm elections
HBO, already the home of Bill Maher, has taken another step to the left by signing a group of former aides to President Barack Obama to create a series of specials.
“Pod Save America” co-hosts and Crooked Media founders Jon Favreau, Jon Lovett and Tommy Vietor will create a series of hourlong specials from the campaign trail to coincide with the 2018 midterm elections. Favreau, Lovett and Vietor are former Obama staffers who were often referred to as the “Obama bros” during their tenure in the White House.
They have since launched Crooked Media and host the popular anti-Trump podcast “Pod Save America,” which will hit the road leading up to the midterms – giving the hosts, and now HBO, a chance to promote a liberal agenda with voters.
“The best part of ‘Pod Save America’ is taking the show on the road and meeting activists, candidates and people who are getting involved in politics for the first time,” the trio said in a statement. “They know that the 2018 midterms are the most important elections of our lifetime, and the energy and excitement on the campaign trail is infectious. We are so grateful that HBO is taking a chance on us.”
You may remember Jon Favreau from his famous cameo groping a cardboard cutout of Hillary Clinton before the 2008 election. This sort of thing was considered acceptable back then, as long as you were an Obama supporter:
— J_Wizzles (@j_wizzles) January 29, 2018
Tommy Vietor is best known for responding to a question about Benghazi on FOX News by saying “Dude, that was two years ago.”
@gloriaja2012 No Tommy Vietor.”Dude that was two year ago.” re Benghazi. Confirmed Obama not in Sit Room that night. pic.twitter.com/aGcTZrZaUr
— Tom in Orlando (@tjm0072003) June 14, 2014
Jon Favreau and Jon Lovett also made an appearance on the Charlie Rose show in 2016, during which they laughed about lying to the American people about Obamacare. From the FOX News Insider:
Charlie Rose Laughs With Obama Speechwriters About Massive Obamacare Lie
PBS talk show host Charlie Rose shared a hearty laugh with President Obama’s speechwriters about an oft-repeated talking point the president used to pitch Obamacare which turned out not to be true.
Speechwriter Jon Lovett was telling Rose that he was most proud of the serious speeches he worked on — “health care, economic speeches.”
That led fellow speechwriter Jon Favreau to interject that Lovett wrote the line about “If you like your insurance, you can keep it.”
Lovett then shot back, “How dare you,” causing the roundtable to erupt in a fit of laughter.
“And you know what? It’s still true! No,” he then said.
Here’s the video:
If this triumvirate of experts is the brain trust of the Democratic Party, the 2018 midterms might be less competitive than reports indicate.
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