Today I found more confirmation of my belief that most reporters don’t know what the hell they’re talking about when they are reporting.  I posted about it here, and tangentially here.  At The Federalist Mollie Hemingway has an excellent article outlining chapter and verse how many young journalists, including some of today’s “rising stars” lack even the most basic factual knowledge of the subjects they report or opine on.  You owe it to yourself to click that link and read the whole thing – the takedown is epic.  



This dovetails nicely with my proposition that when everything you know is wrong, most likely everything you believe or say is wrong.  I suspect that these  young pundits are journalism school or liberal arts graduates who “want to make the world a better place”, but lack the basic factual knowledge of what the world actually is and how it came to be what it is.  For that reason, their ideas about how to “make it better” not only sound like pure nonsense, but are often actual pure nonsense.