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Tips For Pundits.

Right you are Klavan on the Culture!  If I may add to your list of tips for pundits:

4.     Do not pontificate on subjects that you are bone ignorant of.

5.     Remember that taking a middle course on an issue is not inherently going to be the correct course.

6.     Whatever else you do, try not to bore your readers or listeners.

7.     Brevity may not be the soul of wit, but few people are going to read much beyond a thousand words of most blog posts.

8.     Winning a debate and finding the truth are not necessarily the same thing.

9.     In all things charity, and sometimes the most charitable thing you can do for a commenter is to delete their inane ravings.

10.   Keep a sense of proportion.  You are giving your opinion, not descending from Mount Sinai holding the tablets of the Ten Commandments.

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

6 Comments

  1. 4. Do not pontificate on subjects that you are bone ignorant of.

    That was awesome, thanks for the laugh Don!

    That combined with Paul Krugman in a tin foil hat has put a smile on my face.

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