But of course that requires staying "on message." And when you share your face time (or instruct others in carrying out their face time) it also requires synchronizing the words and the message.
It requires discipline and repetition.
After all, that's the essence of propaganda.
And Schumer and his Democrat colleagues in Congress are nothing if not propagandists.
Anyway, it now appears as if Schummer's been caught in the act and the Washington Examiner has a fine story about it.
Here's an excerpt:
Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., a member of the Democratic Senate leadership, got on a conference call with reporters Tuesday morning without realizing the reporters were already listening in. Schumer thought he was on a private line with four Democratic senators who were to talk with reporters about the current budget stalemate.Click here to read more on the Schumer synchronization stunt.
Schumer instructed the group, made up of Sens. Barbara Boxer of California, Tom Carper of Delaware, Ben Cardin of Maryland and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, to tell reporters that the GOP is refusing to negotiate.
He told the group to make sure they label the GOP spending cuts as "extreme."
"I always use extreme, Schumer said. "That is what the caucus instructed me to use."
Someone must have finally told Schumer that the media were listening and he stopped talking midsentence.