April 15, 2016

Oh my. Laura Ingraham took to her radio program and let loose that so many pundits got the Donald Trump phenomenon wrong that maybe pundits who do this should "lose their pundit license." There's a license? Recording and transcript via Media Matters, emphasis added:

ED MORRISSEY: Well I think we're talking about the difference between a Republican primary electorate and a general electorate, and I still think that you have a point here too. I mean, again I think people have underestimated Donald Trump for the last year, to their own detriment.

LAURA INGRAHAM (HOST): Oh, you think?

MORRISSEY: And so I'm not saying that he can't do this. I'm not saying he can't do this. He can--

INGRAHAM: You know what we're saying is that Wisconsin was his Waterloo, or someone, I don't know if it was you, "Wisconsin is his Waterloo." What? What are you talking about? These people have just been wrong. We need a report card on the wrong-headed analysis of the pundit class and then you should, like a lawyer, if you screw up case after case and there's like literal negligence on your part, you just don't know the country and you're wrong after wrong, at some point you should lose your pundit license.

Stripping pundits of their pundit license? Where should we begin, Laura Ingraham?

Should we begin with pundits who were wrong about the 2012 election, including you, Laura?

Should we look at de-licensing pundits who were wrong about the housing bubble?

Hey, if we take away the license of all the pundits who were wrong about the Iraq war, we can obliterate every talking heads panel on Fox 'News' and put Charles Krauthammer and David Brooks in pundit JAIL for pundit-ing without a license!

And there has to be some special anti-license we can give to Bill Kristol, the wrongest pundit ever to pundit.

But anyway, thanks Laura Ingraham. I always love an excuse to run this clip from Jon Stewart, 2014.

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