Toobin drops the bomb: The press corps has finally finished an orgy of speculation/prediction.
Any attempt to cover substantive topics was abandoned in favor of clowning with polls. The actors would pretend that each new poll was somehow more accurate than the previous three million polls.
Joe and Mika were the stars of this realm. But none of them seemed to have the slightest idea that polls can be systematically wrong.
Wonderful amounts of time were massacred in this fashion. Viewers got the thrill of the imaginary race.
Even on Election Day, the nonsense wasn't permitted to stop. Every clown had to pursue the con.
Amazingly, this even happened. Be sure to scroll down to the UPDATE.
This is by way of expressing disgust with prediction culture. Still, Jeffrey Toobin voiced a prediction last night that was worth recording:
COOPER (11/9/16): And Jeffrey, how do you see this transition?That was an astounding prediction. Winning some kind of Clueless Award, Dana Bash quickly reacted:
TOOBIN: I think Trump won. And Trump is going to drive a truck through the Obama administration record. And I think, you know, and President Obama will be very polite. But let's not underestimate why—what his appeal is. I mean, what Donald Trump's appeal is. It was born in the birther movement. It continued through immigration.
COOPER: And let's talk about the Supreme Court, which you've written about brilliantly. I mean, how big of an impact on that—
TOOBIN: He has—well, he has a very free hand. You know, he has a majority in the Senate. Yes, theoretically you could have filibuster. But, you know, there are a number of Democrats who are up in red states who are very likely to cooperate with Donald Trump on many issues.
There's only one vacancy at this point and it's Justice Scalia's seat. So it would probably just be a conservative for a conservative. But the real issue is looking ahead 83-year-old Ruth Ginsburg, 80-year-old Anthony Kennedy, 70 or 80-year-old Stephen Breyer. Those seats, that's when you start to see if the—
COOPER: And very quickly on the Attorney General, what are your thoughts?
TOOBIN: I think it's going to be Rudy Giuliani, and I think he's going to prosecute Hillary Clinton.
TOOBIN (continuing directly): You know, I—this is the guy—It's known as missing the point, or burying the lede.
BASH: Not so sure.
COOPER: You're saying not so sure?
TOOBIN: Looks like everybody is like, "Oh, he's going to be nice—"
BASH: No, no. I'm not so sure it's going to be Giuliani.
At this point, Toobin restated his prediction. Quickly, Anderson took a break, needing to pay some bills.
Will Trump prosecute Hillary Clinton? We have no idea. We do know that nothing is so extreme that the children won't be able to take it completely in stride.
Dearest darlings, use your heads! Salaries would be at stake! Good jobs at good pay!