President Obama took part in a little bit of media criticism on Friday, poking fun at the press for its obsession with the latest decades-old news regarding O.J. Simpson.
“I thought it might be useful to take a small break from the spectacle of the political season, and now I gather O.J.,” Obama said before talking about the latest positive employment report from the Department of Labor.
The president has frequently expressed his disdain for cable news. So did his gibe suggested that he had spent his morning secretly watching CNN, MSNBC or perhaps Fox News? The three networks spent much of Friday covering the recent revelation that a knife had been unearthed in the 1990s on the estate once owned by the former football star. The knife was only recently turned over to the Los Angeles police.
White House press secretary Josh Earnest said that Obama glimpsed the O.J. news while walking out of a Situation Room video teleconference meeting with the Afghan president, and the chief executive couldn’t resist expressing his “bemusement.”
In other news: the United States added 242,000 jobs in February.