For the next book, on how elites and experts have given up the pretense of any sort of accuracy, in favor of a knowing, postmodern reference to their theoretical accuracy (or something–  I need to work out how people who are consistently wrong manage to continue to believe in themselves, and get others to do so as well), this data-point from Daily Kos:

"This is what bothers me so much about political coverage: the inability to differentiate between someone using big words and someone saying accurate things."