Public discourse is vital to a free and open society. Effective public discourse faces many challenges. One such challenge is Pundits Disease – moralizing about pet issues from a high tower.
Pundits and commentators whether mainstream or independent tend to be removed from direct involvement in what they are discussing. A position that leads them to cover vague notions more than they do the practical application of those notions.
A huge problem with this trend is that it dwarves huge issues behind a cloud of hot air and trendy topics.