A Catastrophic Issue

I generally avoid even acknowledging that this type of news television exists, but the above clip has convinced me of two things:

1. That the skills required to be a professional talking head must be similar to those required to perform improv comedy.

2. That the modern day pundit is some strange, mutated progeny of the court adviser. The idea being that you have an expert in some field on hand to have a learned discussion with you about their field of expertise. I wouldn’t be surprised if the whole concept was invented to make the viewer feel powerful while still sitting at home and watching TV.

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