The Pundit Tracker

Friday, March 09, 2012

Transcript

Typically, political pundits are able to get away with making predictions that are spectacularly wrong because it’s not as if somebody’s going to go back and check their work. But the new site Pundit Tracker seeks to change that by scoring television pundits on their prognostication powers. Bob talks to Sanjay Ayer, the founder and CEO of Pundit Tracker, about what he hopes to achieve with the site.

Comments [3]

This is a great idea. When we get around to having all our tv's have an integrated network connection, someone should make a browser plugin that provides ratings for pundits as they show up on the screen. A little rating bug in the corner like the "tv-pg" logo. So while we're watching CNN or the usual pundit drivel you could see them all with D ratings on their accuracy and whatever other rating were salient.

Mar. 23 2012 06:09 PM
Phillip from Washington, D.C.

Thank goodness! I've always wanted to see this done. A great reference book for this subject is "Future Babble: Why Expert Predictions Are Next to Worthless, and You Can Do Better" by Dan Gardner.

http://www.amazon.com/Future-Babble-Expert-Predictions-Worthless/dp/B005K5DFW0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1332040716&sr=8-1

Perhaps you can interview the author regarding this topic.

Mar. 17 2012 11:23 PM
Robert Rhodes from Baton Rouge

Could you please track predictions on coasttocoastam.com with George Noory. A small number of their on-air predictions are directly political. Most of their predictions are in the gray area of President Obama's global warming program x is a disaster. Some should be scientific like "he made another correct earthquake prediction". All appear to be not acknowledged paid advertisements for books, websites, and extremist media outlet henchmen/women.

Mar. 11 2012 04:19 PM

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