Come Back, Steve Brill, All is Forgiven!


You might have seen that Max puts the Boot into Seymour Hersh's reporting today. Boot's ledger is decidedly (and understandably) one-sided—Hersh is given little credit for ever being right about important things, or for being first in being right—but the exercise recalls the one single useful feature in the otherwise dreary (and conflict-riddled) Brill's Content magazine: The Pundit Scorecard, in which Sabbath Gasbags had their flatulent predictions actually counted up, and ranked. I would love it if there were similar non-partisanish scorecards today for talkshow hosts, sports columnists, bloggers, opinion journalists, investigative reporters … though as I argued last Arpil, we are far more likely to see such efforts from partisans.