The Punditocracy

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Yes, this election has been unique in almost every way, but focusing too much on this season's peculiarities obscures an important fact: the media are wrong all the time. Pundits like Bill Kristol have become more famous for being wrong than being right, and yet they continue to prognosticate and still get paid to do it. Why? Are they just liars? Well, maybe sometimes. But usually it's more complicated than that.