Esposo exposition

After, um, an unexpected interregnum (ah, Blas Ople, how we miss you), I’ve started writing again for Inquirer Current. Last Tuesday, I dug up something Billy Esposo had written several weeks ago.

I thought Esposo did the honorable thing: Unlike any other mainstream media political commentator I know, he asked his readers to judge his political prognostications. But a close look at his column, and at other columns he had written (easily accessible here), tells us that Esposo undermined his own experiment, by choosing to write about only those predictions that had, willy-nilly, come true.

In other words, Esposo inserted a new mono-bloc into journalism’s musical chairs game —- and then promptly wrecked it.

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