I get so tired of seeing the banner across the bottom of my TV screen at night declaring some big breaking news event. Then the camera goes to some rotund political pundit, who launches into some empty rhetoric about what it all means and what’s likely to happen next.
The dictionary defines a pundit as “an expert in a particular subject or field who is frequently called on to give opinions about it to the public.” But most of those so-called experts are just talking heads who make their living by expressing their “informed opinions” to reporters. They are easy to book and are willing to comment quickly and proffer an opinion. But what I’ve found, when it comes to breaking news, these pundits often don’t have a clue.
Written for these daily prompts: My Vivid Blog (night), Word of the Day Challenge (breaking), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (rotund), E.M.’s Random Word Prompt (launch), Ragtag Daily Prompt (rhetoric), and The Daily Spur (dictionary).