If you read The Atlantic Wire, you're probably pretty well-informed about the major players in the world of opinion. But how well do you really know your pundits? Would you still recognize Richard Cohen if he were "a chronic herd"? Would you know Kathleen Parker if she were "a three-elk prank"?
to Pundit Anagrams. In the following slideshow, all 11 phrases can be
unscrambled to spell out names on The Atlantic Wire's list of 50 influential commentators. The full list:
Paul Krugman, Rush Limbaugh, George Will, Thomas Friedman, David Brooks, Charles Krauthammer, Glenn Beck, Frank Rich, Andrew Sullivan, Karl Rove, Sean Hannity, David Broder, Peggy Noonan, Rachel Maddow, Arianna Huffington, Fareed Zakaria, Maureen Dowd, E.J. Dionne, Bill O'Reilly, Keith Olbermann, Kathleen Parker, Glenn Greenwald, Nicholas Kristof, William Kristol, Robert Samuelson, Dick Morris, Eugene Robinson, David Ignatius, Josh Marshall, Mark Levin, Holman Jenkins, Bill Moyers, Richard Cohen, Jonah Goldberg, Gail Collins, Ruth Marcus, Steven Pearlstein, Joe Klein, Anne Applebaum, Michael Kinsley, Matthew Yglesias, Joe Nocera, Ronald Brownstein, Steve Benen, Lou Dobbs, Bret Stephens, Kimberley Strassel, Harold Meyerson, Ezra Klein, Hendrik Hertzberg.
Will you be the first to identify all 11? Leave your answers in the comments. The winner will receive accolades, and our undying respect.
UPDATE: That was fast! Congratulations to Modeled Behavior for being the first to weigh in with the complete list. "Modeled Behavior," more like "Hero Amid Beloved." Well done, M.B.!
[Hat tip to the Internet Anagram Server for making this possible.]
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