Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Pundit School

Screw Al Qaeda, TV Political Punditry has been one of the largest threats to the fabric of American democracy over the past 20 years. It is a cess pool of misinformation that values soundbite entertainment over substantive policy discussion.

The loudest and most obnoxious are usually awarded with shows and appearances. The format allows both sides to "debate" a topic, even though most of the time one side is full of crap or lacks any contextual knowledge of the item but somehow is still given equal time to spew drivel. Their arguments and the whole TV conversation just makes you dumb.

For for your average Fox News viewer, these shows provide you short talking points to memorize and regurgitate so you do not have to do the heavy lifting of actually thinking for yourself. Fox has conveniently helped you out!

The Daily Show's Jason Jones investigated the political pundit world in this segment.

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