Brief Heads Up: Schiff And The Death Of Shame In America
One of my go-to legal guys, Jonathan Turley, has a fine article at Fox today. If you’re still up for a take down of Adam Schiff—the American Left’s poster boy for shamelessness—you’ll love Turley’s article:
Schiff's 'Meet the Press' interview may be final proof of the death of shame in American politics
Most of us gag at the notion of grubbing through Schiff’s public lies, slimey innuendo, and blatant hypocrisy. But Turley holds his nose and takes the deep dive for the rest of us, cataloging the nauseous pile of schiff neatly under a handful of general headings.
There’s a bonus to following the link—a video of a Fox round table—The Five—discussing the damage that the Russia Hoax did to the country. Toward the end Greg Gutfeld makes the important point—one that Turley has also brought up repeatedly and does so again in his article—that Schiff could not have done this, let alone gotten away with it, all on his own. Shame has died not only in Congress and in our governing institutions, but in our Fourth Estate—the establishment media. How else to explain the establishment faux journos still clutching their faux Pulitzers? If you’re interested in a bit of catharsis with your morning coffee, this may be your ticket.
Turley gets the last word—before mine. After cataloging the pile of schiff that the public was subjected to for five years and more, he writes:
The Russian collusion scandal was not some harmless political ploy. Lives were destroyed. Carter Page, who was never charged with a single crime, was labeled a Russian agent and pilloried across networks and print media. A fortune was spent on investigations by Congress, two special counsels, and inspectors general investigations. Hundreds of people faced questioning and many spent their savings on legal representation. A presidency was derailed, agencies like the Justice Department and the FBI were whiplashed by scandal, and Congress dropped a myriad of other issues to focus on various investigations.
The answer is that we now live in a post-shame era where the only shame is yielding to the impulses of decency or decorum. The Russian collusion scandal served its purpose and Adam Schiff would be the first say that there is no shame in that.
I know what you’re thinking and I agree. That’s a bit unfair. Think of people like Adam Schiff and the people on The Five, who were ostracized for their defense of decency and fair play. We don’t all live in a post-shame era, and distinctions do need to be drawn in that regard. We need an accounting that is thorough and honest in all respects, as well as one that gives credit where it’s due.
So, my last word.
The Russia Hoax as a media enabled event of the establishment Left was a long time coming. We’ve seen many trial runs for media induced mass hysteria at the behest of the ruling class. Global Warming, of course, comes to mind immediately. The jury remains out on that effort, in its varied permutations. But the Russia Hoax must still be counted as a success for the Ruling Class. Will the Pandemic Panic prove to be what all these test runs were building up to: the death of our constitutional order under the puppet Zhou regime? I still have hope.