Er­ro­neous an­a­lysts should go

The Washington Times Weekly - - Letters To The Editor - TOM TYSCHPER Gil­bert, Ari­zona

Dur­ing the 2012 pres­i­den­tial cam­paign, Fox News an­a­lyst Dick Mor­ris ap­peared on many shows pre­dict­ing that Mitt Rom­ney would beat Pres­i­dent Obama. Well, he was wrong, and he quickly dis­ap­peared from Fox News. That ac­tion was swift, and it showed us that Fox News was no longer go­ing to em­ploy an an­a­lyst that was wrong as dra­mat­i­cally as Mr. Mor­ris had been. My, how four years has changed things.

Nu­mer­ous an­a­lysts con­sis­tently pre­dicted that Don­ald Trump had no chance of be­com­ing our pres­i­dent. Well, they were wrong, too. These same an­a­lysts now tell us in pre­cise de­tail ev­ery­thing Mr. Trump is do­ing wrong, which cab­i­net mem­bers should be ap­pointed and why those al­ready ap­pointed are the wrong choices. If I were any one of them, I might spend more time pol­ish­ing my re­sume. Their net­work and ca­ble bosses seem to be clue­less, too.

Whether you like it or not, Fox News re­acted in a man­ner ac­cept­able to most view­ers. The re­main­ing me­dia still seems to want to ma­nip­u­late public opin­ion. They don’t seem to get it, and this was likely to be a con­tribut­ing fac­tor in Hil­lary Clin­ton’s loss.

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