A few weeks ago, I was watching CNN and one of the anchors said “later, we’ll have thought on China from a man who served under four presidents”. They then showed a clip of David Gergen saying (I’m not making this up) “I think that it’s clear that in this century, with its large population, China will be one of the most important countries in the entire international community” with that slow fucked-up Bob-Woodward-meets-Kermit-The-Frog way of talking he has (it took him about 40 seconds to say it).
This was to promote the segment, so it must have been one of the more interesting things Gergen said.
Who is the audience for this stuff? Why is David Gergen on tv at all? Honestly, sometimes I can see why people watch Fox over CNN, at least they speak quickly and yell at each other.
It’s not like the Gergenites are right about stuff either. A recent study found that Paul Krugman was the most accurate pundit prognosticator and that Gergen’s twin David Broder was largely inaccurate.