Saturday, November 12, 2022

QOTD -- Wrong!

"[W]hat has happened appears to be entirely at odds with what the political-reporter cadre — the people whose entire job is predicting and pre-explaining political trends — had been preparing the public for. [snip]

"No one knows what is going to happen. Least of all — it seems — the political 'experts.' So let’s waste less time pretending to know, and invest more in looking into, sharing, and learning from what is actually going on.

"How about this, in practical terms: For the next three stories an editor plans to assign on 'Sizing up the 2024 field,' or the next three podcasts or panel sessions on 'After the midterms, what’s ahead for [Biden, Trump, DeSantis, etc.],' instead give two of those reporting and discussion slots to under-reported realities of the world we live in now.

"Whatever you say about the 2024 race now will be wrong. And what you say about the world of 2022 could be valuable." -- James Fallows, on the political press' exceptionally poor (and counterproductive) prognosticating in 2022, and what they should be doing instead (good luck with that).

Never have so many been so wrong about so much.

(Cartoon:  Mike Smith, Las Vegas Sun)


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