Netflix is paying President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama millions of dollars to produce shows for them.
The latest Obama documentary series is The G Word. “G” for government.
As Netflix documentaries go, this one is remarkably stupid. It’s big government propaganda.
Obama begins by claiming that he does his own income taxes, saying, “It’s actually easy.”
I think he’s joking, but it’s not clear.
“I’m amazing at them,” Obama continues hours later. “You can be, too, if you use the helpful tools found at IRS.gov.”
But that’s just silly. It’s so complex that millions of us pay to get help.
Obama’s series is hosted by silly comedian Adam Conover. Conover, correctly, calls himself “an idiot.”
He uses his time with the former president of the United States to make lame jokes and, at one point, to make sandwiches. He compliments Obama on how well he cuts the bread. It’s not funny.
The series occasionally covers some serious issues—meat inspection, for example. But instead of honest reporting, actors do a skit suggesting that, without government, meat companies would sell us dead poisoned rats.