“I’ll take Russia meddling for a thousand, Alex.”
It’s just human nature. When you are obsessed with something, and you’re surrounded daily by other people who are obsessed with the same thing, you may be surprised when you step out of the bubble to find that most people don’t share your views.
CNN’s John King had such an experience over a recent episode of the Jeopardy! game show.
David Rutz of the Washington Free Beacon reports:
CNN Host Worries About ‘Nation’s Focus’ After Jeopardy Contestants Couldn’t Answer Russia Investigation Question
CNN host John King couldn’t believe no contestant on the popular trivia show “Jeopardy!” knew the answer to a question about the Russia investigation, wondering Friday what that said about the nation’s “focus.”
“Only the smartest of the smart get to be on Jeopardy, right?” King asked. “So what does this little exchange last night say about the nation’s focus, or lack thereof, on the whole [Robert] Mueller Russia meddling and collusion investigation?”
Two contestants buzzed in and responded incorrectly to the $1,000 clue Thursday night, “In 2017, this ex-National Security Adviser pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI?” One guessed John Kelly; the other guessed Sebastian Gorka.
King said he’d personally bomb on “Jeopardy!” but he knew the answer was Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty last year to lying to the FBI about his contacts with the Russians during the presidential transition.
Watch the video below:
Allahpundit of Hot Air says this might be the most ‘perfectly expressed’ Twitter reaction. I’m inclined to agree:
if you needed another reminder of how thick the DC bubble is, three *JEOPARDY CONTESTANTS*, competing in America’s foremost trivia contest, couldn’t come up with Michael Flynn’s name https://t.co/Ky6aSfXuoS
— Logan Dobson (@LoganDobson) July 6, 2018
Allahpundit adds this:
These people are on television vying for cash prizes because they’ve demonstrated an unusual mastery of arcane facts, yet one of the showcase convictions in Bob Mueller’s Russiagate investigation is too arcane even for them. Any one of the three could probably rattle off the Latin names of every type of tomato but ask them about the probe that’s supposedly going to lead to Trump’s impeachment and they’re deer in the headlights. This is the proof that POTUS is politically untouchable. And CNN is worried about it!
It makes perfect sense that CNN is worried about it. They’ve staked their entire network on it.
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