I’m WLHA self-appointed editorial director Grumpy Old Dan Smith and here’s what makes me grumpy: Pundits. What’s a pundit? Way before cable news, pundits were respected teachers and leaders. Today, pundits are the people who get to the megaphone first. Pundits and news organizations go together like peanut butter and jelly. They need each other. Social media has allowed pretty much anyone to become a pundit. Now along with Sean Hannity, Al Sharpton and the president, you can see and hear the opinions of people you probably wouldn’t talk to in real life. How do you become a pundit? You don’t need a license. You don’t need a college degree and, as we learn almost everyday, you don’t even need to know what you’re talking about. What a great gig. All you really need is the ability to convince a producer or editor that you’ll show up on time, bring an attitude, invent some facts and the news cycle keeps on keeping on. Congratulations, you’re a pundit. I’m Grumpy Old Dan Smith, encouraging you to listen to WLHA, the Big 64.