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12/12/2014 04:09 pm ET Updated Dec 12, 2014

Obama Opts For ESPN Over Cable News In The Morning

President Barack Obama does not start his mornings off by devouring the latest political headlines from CNN, Fox News or MSNBC. No, the president gets enough of that during the day. Instead, like so many American's seeking solace from reports of war, disease and government gridlock, Obama turns to ESPN.

On Friday, during an interview with Colin Cowherd on ESPN Radio's "The Herd," the president -- between plugging the Affordable Care Act and mentioning the importance of professional athletes speaking out on critical issues -- made sure he let listeners know just how much he loves watching sports.

“I spend most of my time watching ESPN in the morning,” Obama said, adding that he watches "Sports Center" while working out. “I get so much politics I don’t want to be inundated with a bunch of chatter about politics during the day.”

In October, former White House press secretary Jay Carney divulged that Obama doesn't bother watching the big cable news channels, but he somehow failed to mention that "Sports Center" makes up the majority of the president's morning news diet.

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