Can you guess the interviewee?
DOES IT WEIRD YOU OUT THAT PEOPLE TAKE YOU SERIOUSLY AS A POLITICAL PUNDIT? Well, I don’t know that that’s the case. But I will tell you this: I don’t put any stock in political commentating. Political commentators at this point are mostly rewarded by the extremity of their viewpoint. Most of the analysis you see on television doesn’t reflect the general sense that the public feels about a situation. It’s two sides advocating, with no arbitration.
SO YOU’D LIKE TO SEE MORE ARBITRATION? That’s the change I would like to see — that the news media take a more active role in arbitrating, in mediating, in credibility. The way I’ve always looked at it is, politicians are — When you go to a zoo and you see a monkey throwing its s___, you can’t get mad. That’s what monkeys do. But you want the media at some point to go, “No! Bad monkey!” And that’s really the direction that it should be going in. Not for Republican desires or Democrat desires but for truth.