Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Digby on messed up incentives for pundits

Digby is one of the great progressive voices of the blogosphere. Here he is on how messed-up our media is on the issue of whether to go to war:
Nobody's perfect, but in the perverse incentive structure that exists in the punditocrisy, it's clear you are always better off being a war hawk and being wrong than being a war critic and being right. That's a problem and it's one of the reasons why we are in this mess today.
If rightness is punished and wrongness is rewarded, is it really any wonder wrongness is strutting around, surging and triumphant?


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