Bad Media Calls of 08: Did They Really Say That?

There were plenty to choose from, including from us.

What a year. The economy nosedived. U.S. stocks lost 38% of their value. And those of us who earn a living trying to peer into the future had our comeuppance. Along with all the bad news, the panic of '08 will be remembered for a bumper crop of wrong predictions from pundits, prognosticators, and analysts of all stripes. Here are a few bloopers from a year that turned out to be a bust on many levels. See if you agree.

Larry Kudlow, economist and syndicated columnist.

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Elizabeth Leary
Contributing Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Elizabeth Leary (née Ody) first joined Kiplinger in 2006 as a reporter, and has held various positions on staff and as a contributor in the years since. Her writing has also appeared in Barron's, BloombergBusinessweek, The Washington Post and other outlets.