The Emmy Awards are this Sunday, which means every entertainment critic in America is currently cramming their predictions down our throats. A Google News search for “Emmy Predictions” brings up over 2,000 results–about 1,800 more than the searching for “financial reform.”
We normally like to read Steve Pond at The Wrap and think he does a pretty good job on his picks. But we were a bit confused this year by the headline of his predictions piece: “Jon Stewart, ‘Amazing Race’ — Your Emmy Streaks Are About to End.”
You see, both Stewart’s “Daily Show” and the CBS reality show “Amazing Race” are riding record seven-year win streaks. Pond’s headline would seem to suggest some other show is going to steal the thunder this year. Except…Pond picked the Amazing Race to win.
To his credit, at least Pond picked Stephen Colbert to beat Stewart this year. But seriously, you can’t make bold proclamations about winning streaks coming to a close in the headline and then, when it comes down to business towards the back end of your piece, completely chicken out and pick the favorite. Talk about hedging your bets.