HEARINGS AS SPECTACLE
Multiple news organizations described FBI agent Peter Strzok’s hearing before Congress on Thursday as “chaos.” But there’s opportunity in such fare. Most news outlets included noisy video of the proceedings to push their own coverage: “See Strzok hit back at Gowdy,” said CNN in a public advisory. In the meantime, a brief review of headlines:
“FBI agent’s congressional hearing descends into chaos” (The Daily Beast); “Strzok hearing chaos: House chair threatens to hold FBI agent in contempt” (Yahoo News); “Peter Strzok hearing descends into chaos after first question” (RealClear Politics); “Chaos erupts during Congressional testimony” (CBN News); “Peter Strzok angrily rejects charges of bias at chaotic hearing” (The Associated Press); “Fireworks at Strzok hearing as GOP reps fume at anti-Trump FBI agent, threaten contempt” (Fox News).
There are more hearings to come of course. Meanwhile, it’s not a bad idea to peek at real-time activities of the FBI, which include busting a GI Bill fraud scheme this week. The work goes on. Find the agency at FBI.gov.
The push is on by centrist Democrats who are convinced they can woo the huge population of moderate and undecided voters to their side.