Forbes Pundit List Gives Thumbs Up to Ebert
Congratulations, Mr. Ebert.
Though the term "pundit" is most frequently used to describe a political commentator, the definition of the term is far less specific; as excerpted in the Forbes article, it's meant to describe "a person who makes comments or judgments, especially in an authoritative manner; critic or commentator." Ebert certainly fits that bill; he's been writing for the Chicago Sun-Times for 40 years, reviewing films on television for over three decades, and has written a shelf full of books, not to mention his co-writing credits on Beyond the Valley of the Dolls and Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Vixens.
Oh yeah, and then there's the Pulitzer -- and the star on the Walk of Fame, and the honorary degrees.
For more on the Forbes list -- which also made room for Ebert's fellow film critic Leonard Maltin, as well as the usual suspects, including Al Franken, Bill O'Reilly, and Rosie O'Donnell -- click on through to the link below.