Friday, June 4, 2010

Process over Policy, Pundits vs Political Scientists

Jon Chait has a better term for what passes as analysis these days: Bullshit.

[P]olitical scientists understand that a huge portion of the analysis of news events that appears in the media is total bullshit.

Clinton said it best: "It's the economy, stupid." If unemployment were 5%, Obama would be a masterful communicator and tactician. Pew graphed out disapproval vs unemployment. The results speak for themselves. Every day pundits go on TV and blather on about process-related hokum, and its 90% bullshit.

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