The easiest road to “credibility” is to:

  1. Rarely, if ever, offer your own ideas
  2. Aggressively point out mistakes the powerful make
    • The powerful may only be wrong a small percentage of the time, but given the demands of their position, so much material will be pumped out that even a small error rate is enough to feast on
  3. If you are wrong, bunker with the logic of I’m no worse than the powerful