- America’s Worst Pundit: Glenn Beck, with 488 votes.
- America’s Worst Pundit Runner-Up: Rush Limbaugh, with 390 votes.
- America’s Best Pundit: Jon Stewart, with 443 votes.
- America’s Best Pundit Runner-Up: Rachel Maddow, with 245 votes.
I agree with Beck being the worst pundit in the United States. He barely even tries to hide that he's an opportunist looking to sell as many books/movies/performance tickets while he has access to the FNC viewership, stirring up ugly paranoia for pure profit. Satan's going to have to build a new circle is all I'm saying. But I'm not so sure that Limbaugh belongs in second place. He's vile and despicable, but there are worse pundits out there. In terms of people whose views and opinions have done serious damage to America over the past eight years, you really can't do much better than Bill Kristol. He's always wrong, and energetically wrong at that. In a lot of ways, he was the John The Baptist to Dick Cheney's neocon Jesus, clearing the intellectual path for Cheney to tramp through, warring and torturing all the way. And yet he's still around, and still taken as a serious intellectual leader by Republicans. Plus, he always says the same thing. That's where my runner-up vote goes.
*I said stereotypical. I know many people who fit the description who are wonderful people.