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Jim Shea can teach you all you need to know in the world of punditry. Actually, you don't need to know a damn thing. Just stand by the conviction that you're always right. It shouldn't matter that every damn prediction you make is wrong. OK, so they won't accept you in the high rent world of the media, but we can use your ignorant rantings in the blarghosphere. It is your patriotic duty!

Stuck in a dead-end job?

Searching for a career in which you can work less, make more, and maximize your limited potential?

Perhaps it is time you considered the glamorous world of political punditry.

If you like the sound of your own voice.

If you are one of those people who doesn't let knowing absolutely nothing about a subject interfere with having a strong opinion.

And if you are looking for a field that is large enough to accommodate your exaggerated sense of self-importance.

Then you owe it to yourself to pick up the phone and call 1-800-Gas-bags.

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Passing off other people's opinions as your own.

Accepting the official spin as gospel.

Identifying colleagues as informed sources.

Becoming friends with the people you cover.

And, realizing the danger of expressing an original thought.

So call now, with the presidential election approaching, classes are filling up quickly. Operators are standing by.

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sterlingnorth
Feb. 5th, 2004 12:40 am (UTC)
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