March 04, 2009

Tom Friedman's Five Worst Predictions

Really, how can you pick out only 5? Still that's how many Barrett Brown chooses to focus on here. I really do think one of the best things that we could see happen to journalism would be if media outlets fired lousy commentators and talking heads who consistently made predictions that didn't pan out. But that won't happen of course - ratings and star power matter more than accuracy.

UPDATE: Friedman googles. O-M-G. I think he'd be more systematically examining the economy if he was relying on Tarot cards.

Posted by armand at March 4, 2009 10:46 PM | TrackBack | Posted to Media


Also, that would be the end of CNBC, and of financial commentary generally.

Posted by: jacflash at March 5, 2009 06:48 AM | PERMALINK

Whenever I find myself rolling my eyes at Tom Friedman, I youtube the old SNL skit with Fred Armisen as TF on the 'Barry Gibb Talk Show'. I personally enjoy when Barry Gibb threatens to kick in TF's head.

Posted by: kikimonster at March 5, 2009 09:24 AM | PERMALINK
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