Pundits, Punditry

Pundits are individuals who are considered highly knowledgeable or possessing of expertise in a particular topic. Most commonly, the term pundit is attributed to people knowledgeable and interested in politics, current affairs, sociology, and other social sciences, but the term is also applied to individuals knowledgeable in technology or computer science. The term has become an increasingly common word in popular culture as the cable news channels have risen in power.

Pundit has a somewhat negative connation in recent usage, as it denotes a person who is politically biased but is portraying a knowledgeable, balanced, and neutral image. People who are recognized as pundits often express opinions without necessarily being acknowledged experts in the subject areas in which they opine. Pundits may be more similar to ...

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