THERE IS NO PUNDITRY IN SOME OF THE PUNDITS WHO APPEAR ON MCBROWN’S SHOW

THERE IS NO PUNDITRY IN SOME OF THE PUNDITS WHO APPEAR ON MCBROWN’S SHOW

For varied reasons, some of us have grown accustomed to McBrown’s entertainment show on UTV on Saturday nights.

Much as we remain glued to our gadgets in anticipation for what the topical issues are and which pundits would appear on the show, we are almost and always served with opinions of some panelists whose knowledge on issues under contention fall far below expectations.

Some of the ‘pundits’ are too shallow with their views on the show. They either do not prepare before appearing on the show or they have no idea what to say.

The fact that someone is in the entertainment industry does not make him or her a pundit or an authority on the subjects pertaining to the industry. These ‘accidental’ entertainers serve us nothing worth emulating or helpful to the forward march of the industry.

There might be many out there who may not be frontliners in this industry but with vast resources in terms of knowledge. Such people should be invited to the show.

I am of the view that, as much as possible, invited guests should be expanded so that viewers may not be fed with the monotony of listening to the same shallow opinions of some of the panelists who appear on the show. We shall enjoy the show to the fullest if these are looked at and incorporated into the programme.

P.K. Sarpong, Whispers from the Corridors of the Thinking Place.