Hunter Biden Investigation by Jim Jordan Is A Fox News Pander – Having just finished a campaign in which investigating Hunter Biden and the Biden White House was a significant part of the platform – indeed, perhaps “the” platform – only to discover that not only did it not resonate with the voters, but the party got severely punished with an undeniable message in what can only be described as a “loss” in the midterm elections.
Despite this, Jim Jordan schedules a news conference to make the announcement that the investigations against Hunter Biden would begin as soon as he gets the gavel in the House Oversight Committee. If one views it through the perspective of politics, it could appear to be the most ill-conceived political manoeuvre in the annals of human history.
According to Phillip Bump of the Washington Post, you’re looking at it through the incorrect lens. You have to look at it through the perspective of the popular youngsters who watch Fox News and other right-wing media outlets. Being the antagonist on television is the only way to maintain a presence there. Who cares if it loses you votes in the upcoming election?
Bump has written:
The investigation procedure follows a certain routine at this point. When the Republicans controlled the House in 2013 and 2014, they launched a number of inquiries into the terrorist attacks that took place in Benghazi, Libya, in September 2012. That story received a lot of attention from Fox News itself; there was an often-explicit feedback loop between the network and the subject of the investigations.
Oh, how fondly we remember the good old days, when the only news was the news that was made by the behaviour of the committee itself, and not the answers or eventual findings.
Hunter Biden Investigation by Jim Jordan Is A Fox News Pander
“The effort that the House Republicans are making, on the other hand, cannot be divorced from the zeal with which members of the party’s caucus are overtly appealing to the echo chamber that consists of Fox News and right-wing media.”
“After Thursday’s press conference, some onlookers scratched their heads over the timing of the event. The party had just suffered that election underperformance thanks in part to a whole universe of speech that paralleled what was being emphasised at the news conference. In response, the party pledged to utilise its influence to increase the emphasis placed on the allegations stemming from that world. Yes. In part, this is due to the fact that it follows the pattern established prior to 2016 and prior to 2020 of going after a presidential rival. And in part because doing so ensures that Republican leaders will receive retweets and clicks on Fox News, as well as coverage on the network that keeps them in the spotlight:
And who among the members of the Republican party wouldn’t want to be the focus of everyone’s attention? Eric Swalwell was the one who originally made the comparison between the government of MAGA and professional wrestling. It is all for show, and it makes no difference if they slam a chair over your head since it is all for show. You’re welcome to have some drinks later.
But voters are starting to catch on to the fact that in show business, one must continue, ever more extreme, to keep the audience happy. The general electorate isn’t happy with the extremism they see coming from the right, but voters are starting to pick up on the fact that in show business, one must continue, ever more extreme, to keep the audience happy. Jim Jordan is unconcerned with the voters or the issues that they care about. He has aspirations of being on the small screen.