The Search For Pundits Who Have Reasonably Fair Political Views:
Are there any Pundits that provide political commentary that is reasonable, sensible, intelligent, and fair? Has patriotism become a bad word among the major TV News organizations?
The TV Pundits who are versed on international and domestic politics do seem to have limitations on time for presenting a coherent assessment. Maybe some of the people who worked within former White House administrations are best at this, but it usually is far from being middle of the road commentary.
Just to pull a name up as someone who may have gained trust among the most Americans, I’d look back to TV broadcaster Walter Cronkite who said “In seeking truth you have to get both sides of a story.” But aren't there often more sides to the issues than just two sides? It is difficult or impossible to assess every side completely. However, the Pundits express views for us to ponder and debate.
The Pundits who provide political commentary on TV and radio have widely varied perspectives for sure. However, some are more obvious than others to be supportive of a particular political ideology. There are a few Pundits that tend to express views that can land within the middle of the road rather than on the extreme edges.
The ‘Talking Heads’ became Pundits by way of a rough and tumble process stemming from the various communication and media giants. It seems the people that get to be on TV as Pundits are the chosen few that have mastered the ratings grab through one-liner jabs that sometimes give an appearance of wit. But some are empty-suit-hacks disguised as authoritatively cerebral and bright.
On the extreme edges there seems to be people who are single-issue advocates rather than allowing for the sum of the parts. I’m not saying that this is wrong or right. The hot button issues seem to have no room for compromise at times.
So, are there any Political Pundits that express views that are towards the middle of the extremes for liberal, conservative, independent, progressive, Democrat, Republican, Libertarian, etc.?
An initial list of names was developed, but lately many seem just wrong for a list of evenhanded Pundits:
Susan Page - USA Today
Gloria Borger - CNN
Kristen Anderson - The Selfie Vote
Major Garrett - CBS
Molly Ball - The Atlantic
Michael Steele - Former RNC Chair
Maggie Haberman - NY Times
Charles Krauthammer - NY Times
Ezra Klein - Vox
Nia-Malika Henderson - CNN
Chris Cillizza - The Fix
Tavis Smiley - TV Show Host
Michael Needham - Heritage Action For America
As for TV hosts that are the most biased, the list might be as follows:
Anderson Cooper - CNN
Chuck Todd - MSNBC / NBC
George Stephanopoulos - ABC
Some of the media personalities are clearly members of the opposition party to each other both for and against the Democrats and Republicans or against or in favor of a particular POTUS administration.
Does anyone have a nomination to offer for the best evenhanded Pundits on politics?
Also, does anyone have nominations for the most biased Pundits & TV Hosts on politics?