Ratings tanked for daily diatribes of Schiff & Co. Major networks average 3 million daytime viewers. 1 million for the marathon Senate Trial. In a moment of rare lucidity CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin said, “If you are winning, shut up.” Schiff didn’t get that memo.
Tribes are not moved to watch the other side in any event. As a commenter in the New York Times wrote, “I was glued to every minute of the House Managers but I cannot bring myself to watch the President’s defense team.” A partisan political exercise pure and simple.