According to NBC News anchor Brian Williams, It's an "outrage" that members of Congress didn't sit in rapt attention to every word of self-admitted "pothead" Seth Rogen. The comedian and actor appeared on Capitol Hill, Thursday, to testify over Alzheimer's Disease. As is common, Senators filtered in and out of the hearing. Rogen raged over the poor showing and NBC dutifully played along.
Williams alerted, "Still ahead for us tonight, outrage. A funny guy gets suddenly serious before a roomful of empty chairs in Washington." [See video below. MP3 audio here.] According to journalist Peter Alexander, the actor felt the sting of testifying " before a largely absent Senate subcommittee." Alexander sympathized, asserting this was a case of "Washington wasn't listening." However, the practice is fairly standard as members as meetings and other congressional duties.