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Mon Nov 11, 2019, 02:26 PM

"If the American people only watch the first hour, they'll hear plenty" re: impeachment hearings



Geoff Bennett ✔ @GeoffRBennett

“If the American people only watch the first hour, they’ll hear plenty,” a Democratic source tells me about this week's impeachment hearings.“The first hour of each hearing is designed to be a blockbuster.”

https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/trump-impeachment-inquiry/live-blog/trump-impeachment-inquiry-live-updates-latest-news-n1065706/ncrd1080091

What to expect when you're expecting an impeachment hearing
Stay informed about Democrats' impeachment efforts and the Trump administration's responses.

nbcnews.com


2:21 PM - Nov 11, 2019


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Reply "If the American people only watch the first hour, they'll hear plenty" re: impeachment hearings (Original post)
Dennis Donovan Nov 11 OP
wryter2000 Nov 11 #1
Dennis Donovan Nov 11 #2
Pacifist Patriot Nov 11 #4
wryter2000 Nov 11 #11
gulliver Nov 11 #3
Blue_playwright Nov 11 #5
mountain grammy Nov 11 #6
Rhiannon12866 Nov 11 #7
LiberalLovinLug Nov 11 #8
barbtries Nov 11 #15
llmart Nov 11 #19
LiberalLovinLug Nov 11 #20
llmart Nov 11 #21
slumcamper Nov 11 #9
Pepsidog Nov 11 #16
bdamomma Nov 11 #10
barbtries Nov 11 #12
Raftergirl Nov 11 #13
Pepsidog Nov 11 #14
Raftergirl Nov 11 #17
Pepsidog Nov 11 #18

Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 02:31 PM

1. I can't wait

What time do they start on Wednesday?

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Response to wryter2000 (Reply #1)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 02:36 PM

2. 10am according to CNN:

https://www.cnn.com/2019/11/11/politics/house-impeachment-schedule-guide/index.html

Wednesday, November 13 - Kent and Taylor testify
The first two impeachment inquiry witnesses will testify together publicly on Wednesday at 10 a.m. ET: Kent, from the state department, and Taylor, the charge d'affaires at the US Embassy in Kiev.


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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 02:48 PM

4. Chance the door to my office will be closed at 10:00 for a coffee break 100%.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:56 PM

11. Darn

I'll have to figure out how to record it. I'll have to leave after a half-hour for water aerobics.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 02:40 PM

3. That sounds good. I'm hoping we use modern media effectively.

If it's just seated question-and-answer sessions, I don't think that can compete with fiery tweets or jerk Republicans doing a conga line to the cameras to kiss Trump's butt, lie, and distract. I want some production values.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 03:50 PM

5. Anyone else think

That this source used “Hollywood” language to further get Trump’s goat?

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:06 PM

6. We'll be busy..

I'll have my earbuds in listening on SiriusXM.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:11 PM

7. Twitter reply :

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:42 PM

8. I just hope for once, the MSM news media can hold off on the false equivalancy MO

 

Just for one hour, please.

But I can totally see that they will insist they MUST have on a Trump sycophant as a guest to comment while or after it has started. To interpret the proceedings for all of us.

At the very least they will have a mixed panel on to ask the important questions to take up the rest of the evening. Not about what was revealed in those first hour revelations about Trump, but instead ..."Did the Democrats just reduce their chance of winning in 2020?" "How damaging will this effort to unseat an elected President go over in middle America?" and "What about Hunter Biden?: the problem with nepotism in politics".

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:00 PM

15. you don't have to watch it on cable or broadcast TV

if you have a computer, c-span.org broadcasts without comment. I usually mute hearings when the republicans are flinging shit though.

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:22 PM

19. Me too.

I fully expect that the major news networks, in their nightly newscasts, will do exactly what you fear. Has anyone else noticed how they are calling it a "showdown" all the time? Anything to trivialize the severity of impeachment.

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Response to llmart (Reply #19)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:54 PM

20. Yes exactly

 

"showdown"

That conjures up a wild west gun fight. Like its a showdown between two equal but opposite forces. It will be all about WHO WON that round? I can totally see each day ending with news networks turning it into a popularity contest with pollings, and who "won" that day, and who got the best zinger in. Not about what was actually revealed that day about the subverting of Democracy.

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Response to LiberalLovinLug (Reply #20)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 08:10 PM

21. Again, you are so right.

I could almost guarantee that that is what we will see.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:45 PM

9. Good (I hope)

While not often the case, perhaps our party has grasped the fundamental notion that messaging matters. Accordingly, the substance, sequence and pace of the line of questioning matters.

Let's hope this is the case; also, that the media doesn't bury this "in the back of the store, on the dusty bottom shelf, alongside the teddy bears" (to use a retail analogy).

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Response to slumcamper (Reply #9)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:01 PM

16. Yes Rs are great at messaging. Dems getting better though.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:47 PM

10. I plan to watch

or maybe record it. Repigs will act like assholes, they have no defense. They are watching out for their own asses. Treasonous bastards.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 04:58 PM

12. i've been reading the depositions and

I predict that the republicans will delay, point of order, parliamentary bullshit, on and on. They are fully invested in trying to stop this investigation.

Plus the lawyer started in the deposition with a lot of legalese. That may or may not happen since these are public hearings.

It'll probably be close to an hour before the questioning begins.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:00 PM

13. I may have

Jury Duty. My number wasn’t called for tomorrow and hoping not for Wednesday either.

If I have to report I’ll listen on Sirius as much as possible. I’ll DVR, too.

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Response to Dennis Donovan (Original post)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:00 PM

14. Watch out for what Dotard does to change the subject. Good chance he sells Alaska back to Russia.

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Response to Pepsidog (Reply #14)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:04 PM

17. I think

Erdoğan Is supposed to come for a visit on Wednesday. Whoever in the WH thought this was a good idea is an eejit.

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Response to Raftergirl (Reply #17)

Mon Nov 11, 2019, 05:06 PM

18. The Goon Squad is back in town. How lovely.

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