Pundits, not prophets

Having read for some months now the political brew served up by the pundits and failed politicians, I’m impressed by their ignorance.

No one knows the political future. God only knows. When one of the pundits, as the proverbial stopped clock right twice daily, hits it right, he squeals with glee, as if he’s are more worthy of our time than the rest.

They may be good at describing what has happened, and often are; they may serve the good purpose of yanking out of the media’s black hole stories that deserve attention, and they often do; they may provide historical and social perspective on facts that otherwise might seem unimportant, and many of them excel at that.

But when it’s all said and done, pundits they are, and not prophets.

J. Randal Matheny

Be pithy.

1 thought on “Pundits, not prophets

  1. That politicians and media folk are not prophets is an understatement. Calling them pundits is……………………one of those things we say due to the maternal instruction of our early youth. You know, “if ya caint say somethin’ nice, then don’t say anything at all!” Perhaps these “pundits” are paid by the word number and not for accuracy or truth?

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