Well, darn. I missed it, but I’m told that Gregg Jarrett of Fox News quoted my Monday column when he guest-hosted on Sean Hannity’s radio show Thursday.
The column was my weekly column for Real Clear Politics and was titled “Lies, Damned Lies and Adam Schiff’s Moving Lips.” You can read it here.
Thanks to an alert reader I was able to hear the column on IHEARTRADIO. Here’s what Jarrett said as he was talking about Nancy Pelosi’s blunder in appointing Schiff as the lead impeachment manager:
“There’s a great column that you should read on the website of Real Clear Politics entitled (and this is a propitious title if ever there was one) ‘Lies, Damned Lies and Adam Schiff’s Moving Lips.’ You gotta love it.
“And it’s so true! I invite you to read it. The author is Frank Miele, who compares Adam Schiff to a Shakespearean character who quote is only comfortable in his own skin when he is making the skin of others crawl. That is a brilliant description of Adam Schiff because throughout the trial, Schiff offered his own opinion and speculation masquerading as facts.”
(You should be able to listen to Jarrett’s show at this link. He talks about my column at the 9 minute mark.)
Jarrett, of course, is a well known legal analyst on Fox News and the author of “The Russia Hoax” and “Witch Hunt.” (If you order on Amazon through my associate links, I may get a referral fee.) He has been one of the loudest and most knowledgeable defenders of President Trump from the beginning.
I mentioned Sean Hannity in my column, which focused on Schiff’s opening argument in the impeachment trial and highlighted his noted capacity as a liar:
I wonât call Schiff a âcongenital liarâ â as Fox News personality Sean Hannity does nightly â but only because the term excuses Schiff of personal responsibility for his behavior. I donât think it was his genes that made Schiff into a consummate liar but rather his narcissistic personality.
Watching Schiff spin his yarns as chief House manager for the impeachment trial of Donald J. Trump reminds me of the great dissemblers of Shakespeare, such as âHonest Iago,â who is only comfortable in his own skin when he is making the skin of others crawl. The âmotiveless malignityâ that poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge ascribed to Iago is writ large in the perfunctory perfidy that Schiff practices with unassuming ease. He would destroy a king, but he assures us he takes no pleasure in it, wink-wink, nod-nod.
Perhaps I am giving Schiff too much credit. He might be more akin to Monsieur Parolles of âAllâs Well That Ends Well,â the arrogant know-it-all whose own words come back to haunt him: âHe will lie, sir, with such volubility, that you would think truth were a fool.â
Read the rest here:
Thanks to Gregg for citing my column, and thanks to my reader for sending me info on how to hear the show.
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