Sunday, July 09, 2006

A Comment on Commentators

Although the following refers to the poor showing of England's commentators and their forecasts for the England football (soccer) team at the World Cup, you'll pardon my thinking that it applies justifiably to Israel's smart-*sses we get on the media here and tell us all about the PLO, the PA, the Hamas, etc.

Television pundits, with their replays, slomos and diagrams, can dissect every move and illustrate every point they make. Nobody did it better than Alan Hansen, but even he had to change his line after Argentina and Brazil, his tips for the final, were eliminated. If you are a pundit you have to be confidently wrong.

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