The award for the most ridiculous theory of the day has been handed out already, to all of the people who suggested the House Oversight Committee released its new report on Operation Fast and Furious Wednesday in an attempt to distract attention from the Senate Intelligence Committee hearings.
Never mind that the broadcast networks are all carrying the hearing live, CNN put up a countdown clock 48 hours in advance, and James Comey doesn’t even testify until Thursday — just look at how the cable outlets are going wall-to-wall with the Fast and Furious report.
As the circus was going on, MSNBC’s Christopher Hayes teased conservatives with some good news, reminding them that while all eyes were on Trump, Republicans in the Senate were quietly going to work repealing Obamacare.
While a case mounts that the President obstructed justice, Senate Republicans are going to quietly repeal Obamacare w no public scrutiny
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) June 7, 2017
— EducatédHillbilly™ (@RobProvince) June 7, 2017
I wish they would do it.
— Christopher Mahoney (@christophermah3) June 7, 2017
About time https://t.co/2WouEeWcnT
— Ben McDonald (@Bmac0507) June 7, 2017
I'll believe it when I see it.
— Resist We Much (@WeFoundAmerica) June 7, 2017
Do you mean the Obamacare passed via 'reconciliation' on Christmas Eve with ZERO Republican votes?
— DANEgerus † ن (@DANEgerus) June 7, 2017
There is no case mounting. Comey's nothing burger testimony proved that
— Gavin (@Gav4955) June 7, 2017
As much as we’d like to think one of the big campaign promises was coming true, we’re not counting on it. Still, Hayes’ followers didn’t hesitate to remind him to do his job, just in case, and maybe even lighten up on 24/7 coverage of the B.S. — like Russia.
Isn’t that up to you guys in MSM to not let that happen?
— Por Sum Zingis On Me (@edrhew) June 7, 2017
can't we get us a news cycle who can do both?
— Kaitlyn Cawley (@kcawlz) June 7, 2017
— Metro Lover (@ThomCincotta) June 7, 2017
You're the media. Why aren't you reporting it?
— Vikki Rosenbaum (@vikrosen) June 7, 2017
You have the platform to get the word out to the public, Chris. Use it. We are watching…
— Denise Hale (@clutchcargirl) June 7, 2017
Isn't it the media's job to keep reminding us of this? Or do you only report what you think people want to hear?
— Lilyhank13 (@lilyhank13) June 7, 2017
Aren't you a member of the media?
— Tyler Bennett (@TylerBennett248) June 7, 2017
Agreed. Shouldn't you and your colleagues be reporting that FULL STOP. It's your show cover both PLEASE.
— diane (@dthemanager) June 7, 2017
Well, it's up to reporters and anchors of popular news shows to shout it from the rooftops so we know what's going on, right?
— ((MRW)) (@marcyrw) June 7, 2017
Yep. Eyes on the prize people. McConnell is using this circus to rush through a crap bill that tosses millions off health care. Focus!
— Scott Miller (@scottmills11) June 7, 2017
Don't allow it!!!
— Susan (@sailmom) June 7, 2017
Can you and @maddow tag team on this? We don't need Russia news back-to-back. One of you PLEASE train your sights on the ACHA nonsense!
— Ellen Vesey (@lnveezee) June 7, 2017
It's the media's job to let the public know so we can #RESIST
— Wendy Tipp (@wolffieswords) June 7, 2017
Well, if you all were capable of covering more than one STORY at a time, people would know about both issues. They can, can media? Not now.
— Ahnid (@Ahnid) June 7, 2017
We can walk and chew gum at the same time, Chris. I'm still pressuring my representatives on healthcare.
— Kelly Wallace (@kellyawallace) June 7, 2017
Well stated. I am too.
— Robin Bentley (@WindyCityChik) June 7, 2017
No they're not, because YOU the media are going to MULTITASK and continue to scrutinize them. YOU CAN DO TWO THINGS. ACTIVISTS DO FIFTY.
— Voight-Kampff Test (@enjen99) June 7, 2017
Get out from behind your desk – there is a massive campaign being mounted against the AHCA
— Shawn Martin (@rshawnm) June 7, 2017
Plz report on what the Senate is doing. A week of a 'countdown' to Comey just speculating instead of focus on what is happening in reality.
— Shawn Driscoll (@shawnmdriscoll) June 7, 2017
No kidding…that's the BIG problem isn't it?? People aren't paying attention to these important issues because they are obsessed with BS. ?
— Lulu Walcott (@LuluWalcott1) June 7, 2017
Which is why you should cover something other than Russia and Comey!
— Charlie (@data_cat) June 7, 2017
It would be nice if somebody in the news media could break away from Russia coverage long enough to shine a light on this. Know anybody?
— Alameda Mark (@alamedamark) June 7, 2017
Maybe the networks did overplay their hands by setting up all of those countdown clocks for Thursday morning.
That moment when Democrats realize their own circus clown and pony show is distracting their audience of gullible toadies.
— D.W.Robinson (@_DWRobinson) June 7, 2017
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‘Priceless!’ Brian Fallon & Tom Perez change subject FAST after Maddow’s Trump tax letdown https://t.co/a58fi061qG
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 15, 2017