As you all know, the January 6 select committee held its second primetime hearing last Thursday and immediately announced that it would be holding more hearings in September, as the dam was starting to break around Donald Trump and more evidence was pouring in. A lot of people joked that they were preparing Season 2 of their show trial, and word got around with the usual media suspects. Here’s Grabien Media’s Tom Elliott with a compilation video of cable hosts wondering if Thursday’s blockbuster hearing was the season finale or the series finale. It turns out it was just the season finale, and they could drag this thing into 2023.
Mainstream Media Volunteer as Carnival Barkers for 1/6 Hearings pic.twitter.com/btF3XgyYbd
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) July 25, 2022
Nielsen says 17.7 million watched Thursday’s hearing, but keep in mind, that number comprises all three broadcast networks and every cable news network except Fox News.
Season and series conveys acting and theater.
— Byron Law (@by_law) July 25, 2022
Yes, yes it does. As we pointed out before their first primetime hearing, they hired a former ABC producer to try to condense all of their evidence into a blockbuster television event.
Hoping someday soon we’ll know who’s sending their marching orders each morning !
— Saywutt (@johngable5) July 25, 2022
Legit logistical question: Is there like a daily email or workflow program all these talking heads are a member of to receive their daily marching orders and buzzwords?
Who is coordinating all these comms?
— Todd Leight (@LeightTweets) July 25, 2022
They used to have their secret “JournoList,” Ezra Klein’s private Google group of about 400 left-learning media types.
Wow, so weird that they all had the same idea. Great minds… or something like that.
— Phil Fahy (@pfahy13) July 25, 2022
— joe (@tarcoopdukum) July 25, 2022
They’re referring to it as exactly what it is. A show.
— NCGM (@Twilight_Zone4) July 25, 2022
They all but admit, it just a show. This is humorous, sad, and angering all at the same time.
— Edward C. Garner II (@EdwardCGarnerII) July 25, 2022
It’s hilarious that people don’t think this is all scripted…
— Rob G (@NYYFan63) July 25, 2022
Glad to see we're all on the same page that this is nothing more than a show.
— #ThankYouMiura 𒉭 (@TrevnickT) July 25, 2022
Operation Mocking Bird
— Lynelle (@LynelleSSol) July 25, 2022
“Just in time for sweeps! The most-watched political drama that has captivated the national news. A second season of Political Fiction has never been so hyped!”
— Gege, Queen of GIFs, Esq. (@Pomquat) July 25, 2022
"Damning new evidence" = hearsay that wouldn't survive cross-examination
— Jack Spitz (@JackSpitz5) July 25, 2022
— Tom Fletcher (@tf8560) July 25, 2022
Meanwhile, inflation and gas prices continue to be the primary concern of the average American, with January 6 so far down the list you can’t see it.
Season 2: Chairman Bennie Thompson says there will be more January 6 committee hearings in September https://t.co/FwnrQFXrun
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 22, 2022
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