It seems that wherever you look these days, there’s a journalist or pundit opining on the day’s political action, recycling the rhetoric, interpreting the polls and telling you who’s right and who’s wrong about what. But just how influential and how helpful is America’s chatty punditocracy? Do its members control and shape public opinion or merely reflect it? Thursday, NPR Media Correspondent David Folkenflik and Daily Beast commentator John Avlon join us to discuss who shapes our ever evolving political narrative and the value of political punditry in a vibrant Democracy.
- John Avlon is a senior columnist for the Daily Beast and Newsweek as well as a contributor to CNN. He's the author, co-author or editor of three books, including his latest, Deadline Artists: America's Greatest Newspaper Columns.
- David Folkenflik is NPR's media correspondent.