Who? Not even a picture helps ‘Jeopardy!’ contestants recall Adam Schiff

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“Who is that!?”

This appears to be the only question that came to mind this Wednesday when, during that evening’s broadcast of “Jeopardy!”, a picture of House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff popped up on the screen for a “question” on “U.S. Representatives.”

“One 53rd of California’s House delegation is this Intelligence Committee chairman,” cancer-stricken host Alex Trebek then promptly read as the “question’s” clue.

And then it happened: All three players stared back at him in total confusion.


Like the viewer who recorded the now-viral clip seen above accurately surmised, “Hah hah … nobody knows who he is!


Given all Schiff has done to try to portray himself in the media as some sort of big shot, naturally, the clip above spurred “yuge” bouts of mockery.


America’s got jokes!

The media, of course, rushed to provide cover for Schiff by pointedly noting that “episodes of the classic game show are filmed three months in advance and stations only receive the tapes a day or two ahead of the broadcast date.”

“This means that last night’s show was filmed while House Democrats, led by Schiff, were questioning several witnesses in private about Trump’s 25 July phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, but before he was chosen this week to lead the seven-member prosecution team,” the Daily Mail reported.

Yeah, OK, but the episode was filmed after Schiff had begun loudly trumpeting the since-debunked Russian collusion delusion hoax and conspiracy theory. The episode was likewise filmed nearly a year after he took over the Intelligence Committee.

Some have also claimed that the episode was filmed in his district, which would be another mark against him. But this claim is false.

While “Jeopardy!” used to be filmed in Burbank, which is indeed in Schiff’s district, since 1994 the show’s been filmed in Culver City, which resides in California’s 37th congressional district and is represented by Democrat Rep. Karen Bass.

Others meanwhile warned that, while admittedly funny at first glance, what happened on “Jeopardy!” this Wednesday was actually a serious matter.

Why? Because it highlights the American people’s ignorance concerning politics and, more importantly, the Democrats’ “illegitimate” attacks against President Donald Trump.

As one clearly conservative Twitter user opined, “Everyone should know the enemy.”

They may have a point. In George Mason University law professor Ilya Somin’s second edition of “Democracy and Political Ignorance” published four years ago, he reportedly warned of widespread ignorance among modern voters.

He reportedly wrote that a third of Americans are “know-nothings” who possess “little or no relevant knowledge” about ongoing events.

“If the public really is often ignorant [about ongoing events], we might have a serious problem on our hands,” he reportedly added.

Considering how many Americans genuinely believe the president is a dictator, Somin’s concerns seem valid.


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