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WH Denies Report That Obama Has Interest In Getting Into Media Biz Post-Presidency

obamaYou might be wondering what line of work President Obama may pursue after leaving the Oval Office. Well, what about digital media?

Mic is reporting this afternoon that people close to the president are saying he’s considering “a post-presidential career in digital media and is considering launching his own media company.”

Now, Obama has certainly dabbled in media criticism during his presidency. Just this week he partly attributed Democratic losses to “Fox News in every bar and restaurant,” and he has recently lamented the rise of fake news.

But don’t get too excited, because White House Communications Director Jen Psaki sent this statement to Mic in response:

“While the president will remain actively engaged in inspiring young people and he is interested in the changing ways people consume information, he has no plans to get into the media business after he leaves office.”

Obama has talked about media and fine-tuning Democrats’ messaging in the aftermath of this election, and whatever the case, the conventional wisdom right now is that the president will be more active during his successor’s first few years than, say, George W. Bush was during his.

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