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Punditocracy

He's an Even Bigger Authority Now, and Easier to Book

Frank Dwyer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Frank Dwyer

Tom DeLay still a pundit? Sure. Guilty verdict boosts his talk-show cred....

Springerized America: How Reality & Tabloid TV Corrupts Our Politics & Media

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Brian Ross

Reality and tabloid television are a social virus that has infected the American body politic. In the 1980s, "I'm with Stupid" was a put-down. In 20...

"Overexposed" Obama In Danger Of Rising Poll Numbers

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Chris Weigant

Even if Obama has turned things around and starts posting approval numbers between 55 and 60, don't expect the media to realize that their entire "overexposed" story has been turned on its head.

Top Ten lists of Top Ten things Obama Should Do on Day 1

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack Hidary

According to recent reports, Barak Obama has now read more than 142 lists of "Ten things Obama should do on Day 1" from such varied sources as Time a...

The War Pundits: Sam Power, McJoan, Danner, Mitchell

Ari Melber | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ari Melber

By relying too heavily on government sources from one party, most pre-Iraq war coverage misstated the threat and drastically underplayed opposition to the war among experts, political elites, and the general public.

How The Last Clinton Power Play Failed, And What It Means For Obama

Daniel Koffler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Koffler

The Clintons' Tuesday night power play failed because --- like Gorbachev, Honecker, and Ceausescu before them --- they overestimate both the breadth and depth of their own power.

Ban the Pundits

Marvin Kitman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Marvin Kitman

If there is such a thing as poetic license, why shouldn't pundits be licensed? You need a license before you can drive a car legally. The information highway is equally fraught with dangers.

The Pundit Class Gets More Diverse

New York Times | Felicia R. Lee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The historic and long-running presidential campaigns of Senator Barack Obama and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton have injected issues of race and gende...