Adam Schiff’s Avalanche of Accolades

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Our media elites arrogantly lecture about our democracy being undermined by robotic propaganda, but do they ever listen to themselves talk about the Democrats? Somehow, they think their robotic propaganda is just the “truth.” The press came to witness the Senate impeachment trial, and Rep. Adam Schiff had them at hello.

No member of Congress has been more dramatically partisan in this war on the Trump presidency than Schiff. Did you know he’s the second coming of Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg? Check out this list of the media’s responses to his opening statement at the trial.

1.  “I think it’ll go down as one of the great performances … He just shreds the other side every time he gets up,” claimed MSNBC’s Jonathan Alter.

2. On CNN, Wolf Blitzer declared it was “a very, very powerful and forceful speech … a very, very strong case from Adam Schiff.”

3. CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin called it “dazzling … really remarkable” and said, “It was the second-best courtroom address, since it’s like a courtroom, that I ever heard.”

4. On Twitter, Washington Post reporter Greg Miller oozed, “the way he has handled impeachment will leave a mark on history, exceeding nearly all contemporaries.”

5. Washington Post writer Jennifer Rubin wrote a valentine to Schiff's "grand slam" with the headline "Adam Schiff's Brilliant Presentation Is Knocking Down Excuses to Acquit."

6. ABC's Terry Moran said: "It was meticulous and well-organized. It was grounded in evidence, which he recited and arranged ... in a comprehensive narrative. At times, he tried to rise to a level of eloquence and stir a sense of responsibility for the Senate."

7. MSNBC's Jason Johnson insisted Schiff wasn't just talking to senators: "He was speaking to 100 years in the future. This is a speech that kids are going to be giving in 2060 ... at university projects."

8. CNN's Paul Begala seconded that emotion: "I believe what Adam Schiff said yesterday is going to be studied 40 or 50 years from now."

9. MSNBC lovebirds Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski echoed each other in adoring Schiff's "virtuoso performance."

Then these people wonder why Americans watch Fox News instead! To love Schiff's case, you have to believe that a single phone call from the president to the Ukrainian president is somehow an impeachable offense on the level of abuse of power and obstruction of the House.

What's entirely missing from this tsunami of saccharine sentiments is an important counterargument. Schiff has lied and manipulated this entire process.

Schiff's staff was working with the "whistleblower" in August, before his complaint was filed. But then Schiff lied shamelessly on MSNBC on Sept. 17, saying, "We have not spoken directly with the whistleblower." Two days later, he lied again when he thanked Michael Atkinson, the inspector general for the intelligence community, without whom he "might not have even known there was a whistleblower complaint."

The "fact-checkers" actually tagged Schiff on this, but how serious was their evaluation? Consider this: PolitiFact was founded in 2007, and this was the first time it has ever found an error in his statements. Since 2012, Sen. Ted Cruz has been subjected to 143 fact-checks, while Schiff has two.

The dishonesty of Schiff emerged again during the trial, as when he mischaracterized text messages from Ukraine-scandal figure Lev Parnas to Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani. As usual, the Schiff-adoring networks skipped right over his lies.

But they lecture us about the integrity of democracy.

L. Brent Bozell III is the president of the Media Research Center. Tim Graham is director of media analysis at the Media Research Center and executive editor of the blog NewsBusters.org. 

27 thoughts on “Adam Schiff’s Avalanche of Accolades”

  1. When is Schiff going to jail, that’s what I wan to know? He is a liar, a leaker, and as dishonest and disingenuous an individual as I have ever had the displeasure of listening to, much less looking at! What a pathetic clown!

  2. To Don, Jail time for guys like SCHIFF and his gang will NEVER happen in American because corruption rules this country from the beginning it was founded! Only a large enough Meteorite can fix this problem and restore LAW &ORDER. For this I am praying every night!

  3. All of the MSM bull crap artists kissing up to the lying liberals. Schiff is far from being eloquent, intelligent, amazing, or anything positive or enlightening. He is a conniver, a liar, a conspirator, and is harming America! He should be on the pile of poop when it comes to cleaning up our world! All the allegations against Trump were false and the Democrats are sealing their doom! The only result of the House impeachment managers is to cause mass nausea and apathy across the nation. We should all be contemplating how to put them out of their misery after this exhibit of of lies and arrogance. Not only that of Schiff and Nadler, but the many Democrats in both House and Senate to further this charade and negligence of their responsibilities of government. My stomach still twists at the sight of Blumenthal, Schumer, and the rest of the Democrat schmucks gloating at what they have caused!

  4. Crazy Democrats
    They all need to be REMOVED
    And JAILED
    Clean the SWAMP
    Not a one of the Democrats are
    telling the TRUTH
    Make America Great Again
    With new leadership

  5. These reporters don’t care about the lies Schiff has told because they do the same thing. They are lawless, Godless and not well trained at least to report through integriry.

  6. Another brilliant article by Mr. Bozell. It would be hilarious…if not for the real tragedy threatening the American people by the truly seditious Democrats, the viral cancerous enemy within.

    1. Stuff won’t go to Jail,the press won’t let that happen.

      I predict he will die as Dumb as he has lived,PLUS a hard death.

      God is on side with American citizens NOT people trying to destroy it.
      Good Buy Adam

  7. You don’t want to scare folks by using guns.
    I suggest that the democrat socialist commies are hanged for treason

  8. Shiff for brains and trash in media’s /d-RATs etc. just prove that “birds of a feather, flock together”
    ALL of this disgusting anti-USA, anti-Judeo Christian, anti-LAW should be 6′ under ASAP.

  9. If Donald walks like a duck, talks like a duck and acts like a duck, he is probably a duck. He was the lesser of two evils but he is still evil. Donald has ducked the draft, ducked the social responsibility of business, ducked dedication to war heroes, ducked dedication to the masses, ducked the concept of fair play, ducked all of those in the middle class, ducked the culture that is America, ducked his involvement in nepotism in office, ducked the concept of honesty over self serving interests. I could go on and on. He has most dishonestly attempted to align himself with the Christian heritage of this country that mandates the acceptance of others with different beliefs. According to the gospel of Donald, if you do not agree with him in all discussions you should burn in hell. God help us if he occupies the office for another term. I am a Lincoln Republican but can never be a Trump Republican.

    1. And you Terry I see likes to duck truth how does it feel to embrace democratic lies? You have part of your post misunderstood It should read”God help us if he doesn’t occupy the office for the next 4 years” My opinion versus yours.

    2. You are full of Schitt. You obviously get your knowledge from CNN, NT Times, Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, etc etc. and you are not a Republican…nice try!

  10. I pray to God that the day after Trump is re-elected he opens full investigations on Obama, Hitlery and the rest of the Soros led gang who have done all they can think of to destroy our country, Shiffty Shift needs to go back to California and work on how to separate that hell hole from the rest of the country ( somewhere around one of its fault lines )

  11. Adumb Schitt couldn’t make it as a writer in unholywood and he sure is a piss poor actor for the low house of congress. Between him, pinocchio (his mother probably gave him some gelt as a reward every time he told a lie, and nutzy ploooozi, the wicked witch of the west, who is a disgrace to every decent Italian (Io pisciro sulla tua tomba) scumbag scummer, and the runt nutless noodler, the demoncrats paint an ugly picture’ MORE REASON FOR TRUMP IN 2020 AND 2024….THAT SHOULD BURN A FEW DEMONCRAT ARSES.

  12. The Democrat’s must be reading Adolf Hitler’s memo’s because they are trying to do everything that he did to the European Countries as soon as he took over Germany! They’ve stop Prayer, the Pledge of Allegiance, only to name a few and look what’s happened in the USA ever since. Stop this insanity as soon as possible.

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