As reported in WaPo, Adam Schiff once dreamed of becoming a screenwriter:
When Adam Schiff was a young assistant U.S. attorney living in Los Angeles, he did what everyone does when they move to Hollywood. He wrote a screenplay.
He spent hours at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, reading the scripts for “Silence of the Lambs” and “Witness” in the library. (it was the ’90s). He leaned on his courtroom experience, thinking back on snippets of dialogue during trials as he typed out a crime thriller. The prosecutor was the hero, naturally. He called it “Minotaur,” and, if you ask Schiff, it was pretty good….
But his latest “work,” the Impeachment Show, is fast becoming a dud.
Maybe he could write another screenplay. Suggested title: ‘Yes, We Have A Witness But It’s None of Your Business Who It Is’
….According to a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll, 36 percent of independents said they did not watch, read, or hear anything about the hearings.
Of the 64 percent of independents who have paid some attention to the hearings, only 19 percent actually watched them. Seventeen percent said they watched or listened to news summaries, and 30 percent said they read or listened to news summaries.
While the poll shows that most independents are paying attention, it also shows that they are not as engaged as other demographics.
The poll showed that Democrats were the most engaged demographic — with 35 percent watching or listening to the hearing compared to only 26 percent of Republicans.
And more Democrats than Republicans and independents watched, listened to, or read news summaries about the hearings.
That could be bad news for Democrats who are hoping the hearings will sway the American public and persuade Republicans in the Senate to support impeachment….