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Wrong Tomorrow – time vs. pundits

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Wrong Tomorrow – time vs. pundits.

I’ve seen this new site mentioned in a couple of blog posts now.  It will be interesting to follow.  I really hope it catches on and that there are good checks and balances to ensure accuracy.  We’ve reached a point where pundits know that the way to be heard is to make outrageous statements, knowing that rarely is anyone keeping up with these statements and following up on their predictions.  Imagine being able to track the accuracy of a pundits past predictions.

We’ve already seen a few doses of this on the Daily Show where they dig up footage of predictions and match them against current events.  John Stewart also, frequently catches newsmakers making claims about things they “never said” and pulls the footage of them saying just exactly what they just denied.  It would be interesting to see this brought to a large scale.

I haven’t really explored to site much to see how well they’ve executed the idea, but, as handy as snopes.com is for getting the lowdown on urban legends, it seems that this could be invaluable if it catches critical mass and maintains real accuracy.

Seems like a great idea, so good luck WrongTomorrow.com.


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