We told you yesterday that investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson found the Democrats’ first impeachment inquiry hearing to be a “major bust for Democrats.” NBC News followed up on assessments like that with a hot take about why the hearing didn’t seem to do much to forward Democrat impeachment hopes:
Analysis: The first two witnesses called Wednesday testified to President Trump's scheme, but lacked the pizzazz necessary to capture public attention. https://t.co/1UfkaeZ3I4
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 14, 2019
No “pizzazz”? The blue check Resistance took real offense to that particular take:
This is an embarrassing and unserious headline. Do better
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) November 14, 2019
Hey @NBCNews – it looks like someone might have hacked your account and posted a ridiculous tweet suggesting that the impeachment hearings weren’t thrilling enough for people to pay attention to them. Just thought you’d want to know.
— Andrew Weinstein (@Weinsteinlaw) November 14, 2019
I think you want the public to continue to follow along.
So, instead of saying "no pizzazz", perhaps say that the hearings posed important questions, and tune in next week to hear the answers.
Make it riveting. https://t.co/uYjw17QISa
— Mieke Eoyang (@MiekeEoyang) November 14, 2019
You know who was the most boring witness I ever saw? Alexander Butterfield. And he brought down the Nixon presidency.
I'm sorry that saving our democracy doesn't have enough "pizzazz" for you…. https://t.co/6cYVWe3OSa
— Ronald Klain (@RonaldKlain) November 14, 2019
The American constitution is pretty clear on this. The President can be impeached for treason, bribery or other high Crimes and misdemeanors, so long as they have pizzazz, get good ratings and, you know, entertain us. Otherwise, bugger off. https://t.co/TP6HunSvOI
— Jeet Heer (@HeerJeet) November 14, 2019
A news outlets idea that impeachment hearings need "pizzazz" is exactly why so many believe the execs at big news media outlets want Trump to win in 2020. Trump's been great for ratings aka the pizzazz they need to get viewers. This is the hard truth. https://t.co/mCt67PLBEA
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) November 14, 2019
This is truly disgusting. A low for journalism and NBC. This "story" should be taken down and apologies issued. https://t.co/mcZ5cPLnq2
— Tom Watson (@tomwatson) November 14, 2019
who's writing this ?…? https://t.co/dwtDB2LPvD
— Don Cheadle (@DonCheadle) November 14, 2019
As much as the Dems and some others would like to believe Wednesday’s hearing was devastating to Trump and some in the media aren’t pointing that out, perhaps they should at least consider that the Dems have wildly overplayed their hand with the MSM’s help:
— NoOneOfConsequence (@StarDogCh4mpion) November 14, 2019
Public attention on the Democrat’s 3 year temper tantrum is spent.
You abused the public with your incessant, hysterical lies about the #RussiaHoax.
That you are puzzled over the lack of interest in this latest hoax says more about you than it does the public.
— Tim Donnelly (@PatriotNotPol) November 14, 2019
Now that was said with “pizzazz.”