Apparently, NBC News thinks the impeachment inquiry that is being aired across the U.S. needs a bit more “pizzazz” instead of those boring old testimonies by officials revealing the depth of Donald Trump’s corruption. Diplomats William Taylor and George Kent both testified that the “president” basically extorted Ukraine for his own personal benefit to smear his political rival, Joe Biden and his son. At least Rep. Jim Jordan inadvertently provided some comedic relief, though.
NBC News reported that the hearing didn’t have enough “pizzazz necessary to capture public attention.”
Analysis: The first two witnesses called Wednesday testified to President Trump’s scheme, but lacked the pizzazz necessary to capture public attention. https://t.co/1UfkaeZ3I4
— NBC News (@NBCNews) November 14, 2019
Pizzazz is defined as “an attractive combination of vitality and glamour” and we’re pretty sure that’s not what the hearing lacked. It did lack, however, officials from the Trump administration who are refusing to comply with the investigators, though.
Twitter users were not amused.
There’s an existential threat to the United States democracy, and @NBCNews is measuring “pizzazz” of testimony?
Have you lost your minds? Or just your sense of propriety?
— David Reiss, M.D. (@DMRDynamics) November 14, 2019
WTH ? Pizazz isn’t truth. Charisma isn’t integrity. Showmanship isn’t statesmanship. 🐮
— Devin Nunes’ cow 🐮 (@DevinCow) November 14, 2019
We already have a reality show President, now we’re critiquing impeachment hearings like an SNL cold open?
— Janice Hough (@leftcoastbabe) November 14, 2019
His literal job is to make this kind of news a headline, yet he himself turned it into a footnote. pic.twitter.com/efs55CwGCr
— Ray D’Antuono (@rpd158) November 14, 2019
And what we really don’t need is journalists commenting on whether they thought it was exciting enough. If you are bored watching an historic impeachment hearing, guys get a new job.
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) November 14, 2019
This is reckless. We don’t need pizzazz to convict a criminal. We need facts, and we got that in spades… So, try reporting facts, not pizzazz, next time. 🤷
— BitRed (@bitred) November 14, 2019
yeah if only they’d shown a little leg, seriously what in the actual the hell is wrong with you
— shauna (@goldengateblond) November 14, 2019
NBC News just echoed a right-wing talking point by suggesting that the historic hearings are too boring. Maybe the outlet expected a wet t-shirt contest to break out in the middle of the hearing as Stormy Daniels struts in the room with a come-hither look on her face. This entire administration is already a shitshow so why not.
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