Whenever there’s a crisis, the media starts looking for pundit, experts who can weigh in on why things are going badly and how they might get better. Case in point: the current disintegration of Iraq, which has the press giving a platform to a group of commentators critics say has zero credibility. 


Dan Kennedy is a journalism professor at Northeastern University.

Callie Crossley is the host of WGBH News' Under the Radar.

Adam Reilly is a reporter for WGBH News