Watching TV With World Leaders

August 5, 2014 in Daily Bulletin

The American national security establishment did not react well to the Red Wedding

We’re in the golden age of television and pesky business like running the world shouldn’t get in the way of enjoying it. Molly Fitzpatrick wrote about the TV watching habits of the world’s foremost leaders:

  • Think of any moderately popular TV show and Obama has probably claimed to have watched it. Critics suggest he has an addiction while others think he merely watches enough snippets to keep in touch with his young support base.
  • The Queen of the United Kingdom visited the studio where Game of Thrones is filmed, but refused to say whether or not she watched it, and declined an opportunity to sit on the Iron Throne.
  • Meanwhile her Prime Minister, David Cameron, loves murder mysteries so much he’s used them to justify his national security strategy.
  • Biden – America’s Vice President – being Biden has admitted to watching the Toddlers and Tiaras spinoff “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo” on…Air Force One of all locations.
  • In contrast the Dalai Lama professes a love for the Discovery Channel.
  • Canada’s Prime Minister loves the Canadian Murdoch Mysteries so much he even made a cameo appearance on the show where he played a character who doesn’t recognize the Prime Minister.

Read more about the world leader who loved Mickey Mouse cartoons, the surprising individual whose obsessed with The West Wing, and what Popes past and present like to watch over here.

Source: The Guardian