House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., questions Acting Director of National Intelligence Joseph Maguire,as he testifies before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 26, 2019. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
When last we left you with Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the House Intel Chair was confirming on MSNBC that he was conducting “real-time oversight” of the Trump administration’s response to the Wuhan coronavirus outbreak. This was code for: Welcome to our attempt to impeach the president, part 3.
But Schiff’s so-called “oversight” apparently does not extend to watching the White House Coronavirus Task Force press briefings live, which he jumped on the Twitter machine tonight to complain about:
Why do reputable news organizations carry these daily Trump press conferences live?
They are filled with misinformation and propaganda. From the President himself, no less.
The country would be far better served and informed if they used highlights later.
Enough is enough.
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) April 13, 2020
Schiff’s opinion, of course, sounds almost word for word what you hear from CNN and MSNBC anchors about the briefings. They don’t want to air them live, they claim, because they believe Trump is using them as substitutes for campaign rallies, because he can’t have any of those right now due to the crisis. It’s “propaganda”, they allege, all while completely lacking in any self-awareness whatsoever.
The real reason, of course, is that SchiffCo. and his pals in the press don’t want to air the press briefings live because they’re absent the media filter and Democrat spin machine. Instead of hearing the media’s translation of events, which is often (deliberately) flawed, you get to hear the information about what’s going on straight from the sources – Trump, and the rest of the task force.
Then you get to form your own opinions. But for the Adam Schiffs of the world, we simply cannot have that.
Twitter users let Schiff have it in response:
As an American, this is offensive & wrong. I understand you DESPERATELY need your lackeys in the media to manage what we see, but I prefer to watch & do my own homework.
If you want your preferred narrative only, shut it off & watch @CNN later https://t.co/I0wJPB3Yg0
— Stacey – Collectively Guilty of Nothing (@ScotsFyre) April 14, 2020
Our controlled propaganda outlets can't control narrative when @POTUS is directly talking to the American people
He had nerve to actually air live where real propaganda and misinformation is coming from
Our media outlets can't keep getting exposed like this
— Cindy Woods (@wolf1u2) April 14, 2020
Hard to spin live broadcasts
— strawberrythunder (@MS43085) April 14, 2020
These briefings are full of useful information about the status of the corona virus and the actions the administration is taking to resolve it.
We can hear unfiltered and first-hand what’s happening, rather than allowing politicians and media MAKE UP ENTIRE CONVERSATIONS.
— Ghost of Van Gogh #JoinTheNRANow (@ghostofvangogh1) April 14, 2020
They get carried live so the MSM can’t take things out of context and misinform the public like they have been doing since the 50’s
— findingkevin 🚙💨 (@findingkevin1) April 13, 2020
Because no one trusts the media to provide fair highlights.
— Ephesians 4 (@TruthandTact) April 13, 2020
And aside from the fact that the briefings offer viewers a chance to watch and form their own opinions sans media filters, who in the world is Adam Schiff all people to be lecturing about “misinformation” and “propaganda”?
Seriously, when you consider the source…