The Unseemly Canonization of Saint Schiff

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) speaks at a news conference on the Protecting Our Democracy Act at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., September 21, 2021. (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images)
In his unyielding hatred of Trump, a ‘conservative’ writer overlooks the many destructive lies Schiff knowingly peddled for years.

NRPLUS MEMBER ARTICLE G abriel Schoenfeld’s obsequious review for the Bulwark of Congressman Adam Schiff’s semi-fictional memoir Midnight in Washington offers an unfortunate example of the selective moral blindness that infects so many Trump-obsessed writers, leading them to justify the most egregious abuses of power.

Schoenfeld nearly canonizes Schiff, noting that Trump had subjected the congressman to many insults, including “pencil neck,” “Shifty Schiff,” “Little Adam Schiff,” “crooked Adam Schiff,” and “Adam Schitt.” These “crude appellations tell us far more about the appalling character of Donald Trump,” explains Schoenfeld, before bizarrely attacking Bloomberg’s Eli Lake and the Dispatch’s Jonah Goldberg — writers any politically sentient

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