As spies, so pundits?

On The Cambridge Spies: “In a dirty bogus business, riddled with deceit, manipulation and betrayal, an intelligence service maintains it sanity by developing its own concept of what it believes to be the truth. Those agents who confirm this perceived truth – even if it is wrong – prosper. Those who deny it – even if they are right – fall under suspicion.” It all sounds terribly familiar. Perhaps internet punditry is the new espionage?