Adam Schiff (Image via Twitter)
Ouch, that’s got to sting! For nearly a month, his face was broadcast daily on network and cable TV as he led the so-called House investigation into claiming they had discovered high crimes and misdemeanors on the part of the president. Yet, when the writers of the quiz show “Jeopardy” provided the clue “1/53rd of California’s House delegation is this Intelligence Committee chairman,” along with a photo of Adam Schiff , not a single contestant could identify him.
After countless TV interviews, Sunday show appearances, and leading the impeachment inquiry on cable news networks for hours upon hours, nobody knew who Adam Schiff was on Jeopardy tonight.
— Mike Joyce (@mjoyce317) January 16, 2020
It’s no secret that Americans are woefully uninformed when it comes to civics and government — only 36% of your fellow countrymen can name the three branches of government, and fully a third can’t name a single one.
Yet, even for those who noticed it only in passing, Adam Schiff’s mug is one people are likely to forget easily. Maybe the fault lies partly with the “Jeopardy” crew, who selected an uncharacteristic photo of Schiff in which his eyes are not bugging out:
In fact, until seeing the clip from the show, I wasn’t aware that there were any pictures of Schiff where his eyes looked relatively human. I guess this has been a learning experience for all of us.