Adam Schiff was an answer on ‘Jeopardy,’ but no one knew who he was

Adam Schiff was an answer on ‘Jeopardy,’ but no one knew who he was
Adam Schiff (Image via Twitter)

Ouch, that’s got to sting! For nearly a month, his face was broadcast daily on network and cable TV as he led the so-called House investigation into claiming they had discovered high crimes and misdemeanors on the part of the president. Yet, when the writers of the quiz show “Jeopardy” provided the clue “1/53rd of California’s House delegation is this Intelligence Committee chairman,” along with a photo of Adam Schiff , not a single contestant could identify him.


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It’s no secret that Americans are woefully uninformed when it comes to civics and government — only 36% of your fellow countrymen can name the three branches of government, and fully a third can’t name a single one.

Yet, even for those who noticed it only in passing, Adam Schiff’s mug is one people are likely to forget easily. Maybe the fault lies partly with the “Jeopardy” crew, who selected an uncharacteristic photo of Schiff in which his eyes are not bugging out:

Adam Schiff (Image: ‘Jeopardy’ screen grab))

In fact, until seeing the clip from the show, I wasn’t aware that there were any pictures of Schiff where his eyes looked relatively human. I guess this has been a learning experience for all of us.

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles

Ben Bowles is a freelance writer and regular contributor to "Liberty Unyielding."


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