The train is leaving the station

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I’ve said it before, but now that we’re coming up on it, I feel compelled to say it again: the January 6th public hearings are not for you. You already know Trump is guilty. This is for average Americans who still aren’t sure what happened. They’re willing to tune in, but only for something succinct.

Average nonpartisan Americans don’t want to watch weeks of endless droning testimony about the smallest of details, long questions followed by one word answers, and “could you please repeat the question.” That might interest insiders like you, but it turns most people off.

This is the age of 500 channels, internet, streaming, and social media. Americans who aren’t political by nature aren’t going to tune in for twenty nights of testimony. They’re just not. They want highlights spoonfed to them, which is precisely what they’ll get.

There will major bombshells during the public hearings. There will surely be numerous revelations that even you and I didn’t know about. So we should watch. But it’s aimed at average Americans in the middle, so that’s how it’ll be presented.

In fact, your job is to watch these public hearings as if you’re standing side stage at a concert. You’re not the audience. You’re the citizen journalists who watch the hearings and amplify the bombshells on your social media, to make sure it all sinks in for average Americans.

Anyone who spends these public hearings griping about the committee, will just be sabotaging the committee’s messaging, and screwing up our midterm chances. The train is leaving the station. It’s time for you all to get on board with the committee, or kindly mute yourself so you don’t sabotage it.

There are a number of prominent pundits who will spend the public hearings hyperbolically bashing the committee, so they can paint themselves as superior to the committee. This will do enough damage to our midterm prospects. We can’t afford for some of you to make it even worse.


You can’t go into these hearings expecting to be entertained, because again, they’re not for you. You watch cable news and participate in political Twitter every day. You have your entertainment. These hearings are for the people who don’t engage in that that kind of thing on a daily basis, which is most Americans. This is for them.

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