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      06-12-2019, 01:05 PM   #7
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Congressional hearings are sideshows, which seem to be more about media coverage than actual information gathering by the committee. A form of political entertainment.

Stewart used that to his advantage and advocated well for his cause (which I support), and got the media coverage he sought. But clearly congresspeople couldn’t be bothered to attend, and were ill-prepared for reporters questions on the issue.

I don’t know anyone who likes being called on the carpet as Jon did, and elected officials seem to like it even less. So for effectiveness in getting congressional movement on this issue, I think it was likely a poor tactic.

We’ll see...