Moore to the Point - All for Show

If you follow politics closely – and if you’re listening to this, you likely do – you’ve probably noticed that while congressional hearings often make for big, flashy news stories, very little actually comes from them. Any time I write (or read) an article about a hearing, I see multiple comments about how it’s all for show and nothing’s going to come of it.


And I get that. It’s easy to become cynical after seeing how frequently bureaucrats and elected officials are accused of malfeasance – maybe even shown to be guilty of it – yet never really held to account.

“What’s the point?” many wonder. Or… “What difference, at this point, does it make?” to borrow a phrase from one such culprit.

The thing to keep in mind is this: There may not be criminal repercussions – maybe not even the loss of a job or appointment. But that doesn’t render such exercises futile. They remain a useful tool for digging into shady situations and shining a light on them. As the saying goes: “Sunlight is the best disinfectant.”

Rather than focusing on what we perceive as justice – something that might not be meted out by us or in this lifetime – perhaps we’re better served to focus on exposing the corruption and lies for all to see.


This “Moore to the Point” commentary aired on NewsTalkSTL on Wednesday, March 15th. Audio included below.

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