How novel. The funeral yesterday of murdered New York City Police Officer Wenjian Liu received no notice of a statement from the President for the Nation. But the passing of an ESPN sports muse of his was worthy of a public statement. As the man said…..
“I spend most of my time watching ESPN in the morning,” Obama said. “I get so much politics, I don’t, you know, want to be inundated with a bunch of chatter about politics during the day.”
The admission is consistent with a speech the president gave this past summer during which he admitted that he does not watch the news.
“Sometimes when you’re watching the news — which I generally don’t do because I — whatever they’re reporting on I usually know about,” Obama remarked during a DNC event in Seattle, Washington. “But it can get depressing, right?”
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President Barack Obama shared his condolences about Scott’s passing.
“I will miss Stuart Scott,” President Obama said in a statement. “Twenty years ago, Stu helped usher in a new way to talk about our favorite teams and the day’s best plays. For much of those twenty years, public service and campaigns have kept me from my family – but wherever I went, I could flip on the TV and Stu and his colleagues on SportsCenter were there. Over the years, he entertained us, and in the end, he inspired us – with courage and love. Michelle and I offer our thoughts and prayers to his family, friends, and colleagues.”