President Obama’s former ambassador to the United Nations, Susan Rice, will be joining the Netflix board of directors.
Appointed in 2009, Rice became a household political name following an attack on the American embassy in Benghazi, Libya, that left four Americans dead, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens. Immediately after the attack on September 11, 2012, Rice went on as many as five Sunday talk shows to push the Obama administration’s talking point that a Youtube video mocking Muhammad was responsible for the attack, not Al-Qaeda militants.
Recently, a bombshell report in Bloomberg revealed that while serving as President Obama’s national security adviser, Susan Rice “unmasked” members of the Trump transition team who were incidentally wiretapped while speaking with foreign nationals.
Despite all that swirling controversy, Netflix decided to name Susan Rice to their board of directors.
“We are delighted to welcome Ambassador Rice to the Netflix board,” said Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings. “For decades, she has tackled difficult, complex global issues with intelligence, integrity and insight and we look forward to benefiting from her experience and wisdom.”
Former Ambassador Rice said she was “thrilled” to be joining the “cutting-edge” company.
“I am thrilled to be joining the board of directors of Netflix, a cutting-edge company whose leadership, high-quality productions, and unique culture I deeply admire,” said Ambassador Rice.
At the height of the unmasking controversy, Susan Rice went so far as to say that conservative attacks against her may have been racially motivated.
“I do not leap to the simple explanation that it’s only about race and gender,” she said. “I’m trying to keep my theories to myself until I’m ready to come out with them. It’s not because I don’t have any.”
Mother Jones editor David Corn repeated the same talking point. “Did she do something wrong? There is no information indicating that,” Corn said. “So they are making her, you know, basically they’re defaming her without any reason to do so because she’s a woman. Maybe because she’s a black woman. Maybe because they didn’t like her during Benghazi.”