August 30, 2021

Above: The Dandy Warhols perform "We Used To Be Friends,” which totally not a metaphor for our relationship with the media. Pinky swear.

Everyone is complaining about Our Failed Political Press™ Afghanistan coverage, but the problem isn't journalism, the problem is punditry. Let's explore!

Rotten in Denmark tells us that savvy punditry isn't smart. Media criticism at its finest.

Green Eagle goes after the Afghan War pundits, too!

Annie Asks You found a pundit who got it right!

Hecatedemeter notes that the Dems are, well, in array!

Bonus Track: Nestflix presents movies that don't exist, but probably should. Some of 'em, anyway.

Round-up by Tengrain who blogs at Mock, Paper, Scissors. You can follow Tengrain on the Twitters, too. Send tips, requests, and suggestions to (with For MBRU in the subject line).

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