Oscar Picks Go Wrong

This week the panelists on "The McLaughlin Group" discussed sequestration, health care costs, minimum wage, Syria, and interpreted some polls any which way they could.  Sadly there was no ethnic studies lecture by Pat Buchanan as he was absent.  It goes without saying that much of the humor will be lacking as well.

It is good to know in actual numbers the amount of the nation's economy that will be affected by this.  If the numbers are this small, no politician should be able to get away with cutting much needed services.

Will Assad listen to an old friend.  It seems as Assad is backed into a corner, and may just take up any offer he is given.

Paul Glastris's prediction was wrong, and John gets partial credit for predicting that Daniel Day Lewis will win best actor but at the same time being revered universally as the world's greatest.  This is what happens when you get too audacious with your prediction.

Panelist Prediction Correct Wrong Partially Right Not Yet Proven Percent Correct
Ryan Grim 1 0 0 1 100
Michelle Bernard 1 0 0 2 100
Susan Ferrechio March 1st the sequester will happen. 1 0 1 5 75
Tim Carney 1 0 3 2 62.50
Eleanor Clift The Oscar nominated documentary, "The Invisible War," will continue to reform rules about sexual assault in the military. 7 5 3 8 56.67
Pat Buchanan 5 4 4 8 53.85
John McLaughlin Daniel Day Lewis will receive the Oscar for best actor of the year and will be revered worldwide as the best actor in the world. 5 4 5 11 53.57
Mort Zuckerman Given the weakness of the economy, the Federal Reserve will not tighten interest rates for at least another six months. 4 4 2 12 50
Paul Glastris Lincoln beats out Argo as best picture. 1 1 1 0 50
Rich Lowry 0 0 2 1 50
Clarence Page 1 2 4 3 42.86

The show in its entirety:


One comment

Profile photo of WilltheDillWilltheDill
February 25th, 2013  6:21 PM

JOhn had to get greedy. There must be a better way to grade the ambitious predictions. Some people make predictions like “the sun will exist tomorrow” and then there are people who predict like a whole series of events. I think your system is a bit unfair to the latter group.