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  •  They dont suffer when they are wrong . . (5+ / 0-)

    Even when they call it wrong over and over again, that's why they don't even try to go with the facts.

    •  Absolutely--there's no penalty for error, in fact (0+ / 0-)

      ...pundits are rewarded for being interesting or provocative. This often means being wrong in an attention-catching way.

      There are actually perverse incentives that encourage one to be wrong or at least not worry about accuracy.

      Rush Limbaugh's college Composition teacher said he could never get Rush to concern himself about providing evidence to support an argument. But who is making more money, Rush or his teacher?

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