Sunday, September 25, 2005

Pundit Fallacy Prime

Previously, Big Media Matt has written of the Pundit's Fallacy, the belief that whatever your pet political issue is also, miraculously, is the issue which will be massively popular among the electorate. I'd like to suggest, however, the Prime Pundit Fallacy is something different - that most people are like the pundits themselves, believing that being right is more important than anything else. True, perhaps, for the exalted members of the pundit class but certainly not true of everyone else.

Lord Weisberg provides us with the latest iteration of this.