This will be the most satisfying two minutes of your day.
ABC’s “The View” is a hard-left show that is basically propaganda for the Democratic Party for “Wine Moms” in blue states.
The show’s commitment to express unilateral left-wing viewpoint porn has made it difficult for hosts who have views to the right of Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) to remain on the show. This has been an issue for years — former White House Comms Director for George W. Bush, Nicolle Wallace, left the show in 2015 after just one year — perhaps that was what shoved her to her current dramatically left position. Openly Christian and conservative actress, Candace Cameron Bure, says that she has PTSD from her two-season stint as co-host, and Meghan McCain, who left the show earlier this year, described the environment as “toxic” and said that it caused her anxiety and stress.
The left-wing bias is especially dramatic when guests with overtly political opinions appear on the show and take questions from the panel.
On Tuesday, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA), Chair of the House Intelligence Committee, who championed the Steele Dossier and was channeling Joe McCarthy with his “Russian Collusion” assertions throughout the Trump presidency, appeared on “The View” to hawk his book on how Republicans are a “tHrEaT tO dEmOcRaCy!” Meanwhile, Schiff has been involved in both of the sham impeachments and is on the House Committee investigating the January 6 riot. Irony.
While he enjoyed several minutes of fawning and flattery from the screeching left-wing harpies, and a bizarre question from Joy Behar about the appropriateness of his colleague, Rep. Paul Gosar (R-AZ) posting of a video meme on Twitter, he did get to answer one real question. (As for the meme, can the GOP just stop giving the left fodder like that? That’d be great, thanks.)
The shocking moment was guest when co-host Morgan Ortagus, former spox for the State Department in the Trump administration, and former Fox News contributor, asked Schiff a question about the “Russian Collusion” Hoax that he pushed so vigorously and has now completely collapsed with the indictments from John Durham.
Ortagus basically asked Schiff if he had any regrets for his relentless McCarthyism and propping up the Steele Dossier as fact when we now know that it is nothing more than Russian disinformation.
ORTAGUS: I want to ask you about something that’s in the news a lot right now, though. You have been really prolific over the past few years being the head of the intel committee. And you defended, promoted, you even read into the record the Steele Dossier. We know, last week, the main source of the dossier was indicted by the FBI for lying about most of the key claims in that dossier. Do you have any reflections on your role in promoting this to the American people?
SCHIFF: Well, first of all, whoever lied to the FBI or lied to Christopher Steele should be prosecuted. And they are. And unlike in the Trump administration, if they’re convicted, they should go to jail and not be pardoned. So, Donald Trump pardoned Roger Stone for lying, he pardoned Flynn for lying — if people lie to the FBI, they should go to jail. But at the beginning of the Russian investigation, I said that any allegations should be investigated. We couldn’t have known, for example, people were lying to Christopher Steele, so it was proper to investigate them. And let’s not forget what we learned in that investigation — we learned that the Trump campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, was giving internal polling data, campaign polling data, to Russian intelligence while Russian intelligence was helping the Trump campaign.
ORTAGUS: And to be clear, he was fired halfway through the campaign.
SCHIFF: Well, he may have been fired, but the effort to get Russian help continued and beyond getting Russian help, the President also sought to get…
ORTAGUS: But you may have helped spread Russian disinformation, yourself, for years by promoting this. I think that’s what Republicans and what people who entrusted you as the Intel Committee Chair are so confused about your culpability in all of this.
SCHIFF: Well, I completely disagree with the premise. It’s one thing to say allegations should be investigated, and they were. It’s another to say that we should have foreseen in advance that some people were lying to Christopher Steele, which is impossible, of course, to do. But let’s not use that as a smokescreen to somehow shield Donald Trump’s culpability for inviting Russia to help him in the election, which they did. For trying to coerce Ukraine into helping him in the next election, which he did. Into inciting an erection — insurrection, which he did. None of that is undercut, none of that serious misconduct is in any way diminished by the fact that people lied to Christopher Steele.
ORTAGUS: No, I think just your credibility is.
Pressed by #TheView guest co-host Morgan Ortagus on the Steele dossier, Rep. Adam Schiff responds: “It’s one thing to say allegations should be investigated…it’s another to say we should have foreseen in advance that some people were lying to Christopher Steele.” pic.twitter.com/D7T42yTJjO
— The View (@TheView) November 10, 2021
Right-wing journalist Benny Johnson certainly thought it was meme-worthy.
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) November 10, 2021
Yep. That works.
You can watch the full segment here, including the brown-nosing by the regulars in “The View” Coven, and the trained seals in the audience loudly applauding Schiff’s response to Ortagus… which was pretty lame.
But then, it is Adam Schiff. Lame goes with the territory.