Conventional Wisdom

A political convention is like the prom for the pundits. Our pseudoscientific commentariat popularity contest.

We developed a highly scientific formula to measure their star power, counting blog, newspaper, magazine, and TV-news mentions so far this year, Google hits, and how many presidential debates (in the primaries or planned for the general election) they moderated. Then, each pundit's popularity in each category was calculated as a percentage of the highest score, and those five percentages were averaged. (So, theoretically, a dominating pundit who topped ... Full Story »

Posted by Kaizar Campwala
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Subjects: U.S., Politics, Business, Media
Topics: Presidential Election 2008, Democrats, Republicans, Media and Politics, Culture Wars
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Posted by: Posted by Kaizar Campwala - Aug 25, 2008 - 7:46 AM PDT
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Kaizar Campwala
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by Kaizar Campwala - Oct. 1, 2008

However you feel about the role of political pundits in American democracy, there's no doubt they have presence. This is an interesting list of the most popular, aggregated over several media.

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Polly Briley
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by Polly Briley - Oct. 1, 2008

Republican Talkers: 1, 2, 4, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 22, 25, 28, 29, 15, 40 Democratic Talkers: 5, `0, 16, 21, 24, 32, 33, 36 Status quo media: 6, 15, 20, 23, 26, 27, 30, 34, 37, 38, 39 Funny People 3, 7 Such blatantly liberal bias!

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