Monday, April 16, 2012


"Neither Newt Gingrich nor Rick Santorum will budge anytime soon: despite pressure to get out of the race, their defiant personalities and distaste for Romney will get their backs up and motivate them to fight on through the convention...." - Time magazine's senior political analyst, Mark Halperin, in his Between The Lines column that appeared in the issue dated April 9, 2012

"Santorum Suspends Campaign, Clearing Romney's Path" - CNN headline, April 10, 2012

Just a reminder (if one is needed) that even expert analysts are better at reporting the news than they are at predicting it.

1 comment:

  1. This is a particular pet peeve of mine, this incessant faux-prognostication in the media. Why, when a big event is coming up, in which decisions are made, or well, even if they're not, must the talking heads blather on and on about how their expertise indicates it's going to go this way unless it goes that way, and he's going to do this, and he's going to do that. (Not so many she's.) This is especially true with elections, voting on laws, and sports events - which I'm subjected to listening to others' radio broadcasts, occasionally. Why don't they just report what's actually happening, and let us all discover it at the same time? ARGH!