The Washington Free Beacon’s video editor and 2016 Noel Sheppard Media Blogger of the Year Award recipient David Rutz published on Monday afternoon a study put out by the Trump White House, showing how camera-loving Democratic Congressman Adam Schiff (Calif.) has spent over 14 hours on cable and network TV since President Trump’s inauguration.
While officially serving as the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee and representing a dark blue district filled with movie studios and Hollywood elites, this space and others have noticed that Schiff has added TV news star to his resume.
Trump seemed to pick up on that tidbit, tweeting Monday morning about Schiff (with a response from Schiff that can be found here).
Rutz reported that the White House found that “Schiff has been on television for 14 hours, 8 minutes, 55 seconds since Trump was inaugurated” with his most recent hit coming on CBS’s Face The Nation.
Here’s more from Rutz on the White House’s parameters of the study:
The report comes on the heels of President Donald Trump attacking Schiff on Monday for his frequent TV appearances. The vast majority of them have been on cable networks CNN and MSNBC, although Schiff has also done interviews on Fox News, ABC, CBS, NBC, Comedy Central, and HBO.
A count by this writer found that, going back through May 7, Schiff has appeared one of the top Sunday morning political talk shows eight times out of a possible 12 Sundays, most of them to discuss and promote the liberal media’s mission to prove collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia. This includes appearances over the last three Sundays in a row.
Rutz received comment from Republican National Committee (RNC) chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel about the disparity with Schiff being someone “build[ing] their own brand” instead of fulfilling his congressional duties. He did not hear back from Schiff’s office when requesting comment.
For what it’s worth, the study also looked at TV appearances featuring ranking Senate Intelligence Committee member and Democratic Senator Mark Warner (Va.) since the January 20 inauguration. Warner sat for 60 interviews, which clocked in at 5 hours, 55 minutes, and 13 seconds.