I guess sometimes it just doesn’t matter. You don’t have to be good. Especially if you are employed by a national news organization.
Take news “pundits.” They pontificate as they interpret the news and no one fact checks them.
Sometimes they even get it wrong. Check out CNN and Fox News mistakes on initial Supreme Court ruling on health care law.
Sports ‘expert” are even worse. Here is the line of correct answers and incorrect for CBS on-line gurus in picking each week’s NFL games.
Predicting NFL games is tough but come on 31 and 46? How does he keep his job?
Granted if a major league baseball player succeeds 33% of the time, he ends up in the Hall Of Fame. His job is magnified every day as well by media.
Are you succeeding 33% of the time? probably not. Like predicting NFL scores being successful is tough. But you keep on picking. Sometimes it’s luck, sometimes it’s genius but usually it always includes hard work.