Being President of the United States has fairly good perks, but what is Air Force One compared to early access to season 6 of Game Of Thrones?
Last week HBO series creators Dan Weiss and David Benioff revealed Obama had been given episodes of the new season after the Oval Office sent a personal request. When queried they defended the decision as you might, "He's the leader of the free world. When the commander in chief says, 'I want to see advanced episodes,' what are you going to do?"
Unhappy with this blatant abuse of privilege, Refinery 29 writer Vanessa Golembewski took one for the team and filed a Freedom of Information Request. The journalist is attempting to try and gain legal access to the episodes as FOI requests can be made of 'any record "controlled by" the American government.'
That said, the act was created to hold the government to account, not to find out if Jon Snow is still alive. Golembewski didn't care much though, arguing;
"If the president — and by extension, our government — is in possession of a file, surely that file is subject to my request to see it as a U.S. citizen."
Unsurprisingly no response from the White House yet...