Jeopardy – The Correct Question Is, Who Is Michael Flynn?
The Jeopardy game show is my favorite trivia game program. There are some categories that I’m good at. Sports is not one of them. Others include painters and chemistry. However, I’ve watched Jeopardy for so long that I’m getting pretty familiar with Shakespeare plays.
If you watch Jeopardy, then you know that the host, Alex Trebek, gives answers and three contestants compete to see who rings in first with the correct question.
There are contestants who know about Italian painters from the 1700’s; authors from Poland; what land locked country sits beside another land locked country. There are contestants who can practically recite all the lines in Shakespeare plays; know all classical composers; the names of rivers throughout the world and all of the kings and queens of England.
My son occasionally watches, and when Jeopardy has Black History or Bible categories, we take bets on whether those will be the last categories selected. Well, we used to bet. I got tired of losing. My son always bets that those categories will be chosen last, while I gave contestants the benefit of the doubt. (Should I add here that Jeopardy seldom has any Black or Latinx contestants?)
Last week, the three contestants worried me. The answer was not about Black History or the Bible, but about Russia.
The answer was:
“In 2017, this ex-National Security Adviser pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI”?
There I sat in anticipation of which contestant would ring in first with the correct question, “Who is Michael Flynn?”
That didn’t happen.
One contestant thought it was John Kelly and another thought it was Sebastian Gorka.
John Kelly is currently Donald Trump’s Chief of Staff.
Sebastian Gorka was a deputy assistant to Donald Trump from January 2017 through August 2017. He resigned his position, some saying that he was forced out by John Kelly.
There are people who no doubt prefer listening to classical music than watching television news. They probably prefer reading a book than reading a newspaper. Maybe their interest in politics is limited to history such as how many U.S. Presidents died while in office, rather than taking interest in current political events. Then too, maybe some folks just like sticking their head in the sand or just don’t care what is happening in the White House Administration because the policies do not affect them. There’s another alternative. Russiagate involves so many people in Trump’s administration that it’s difficult keeping track.