Unfortunately, that's what all the journalists do. Hersh has admitted that he doesn't understand IJS as well as he understands 6.0. Yet, he never hesitated to pronounce his opinions on the results of figure skating competitions, just like a half-bottle-fulled, or a half-bottle-emptied skating fan. The worst thing is that he has the power to influence the public more than the judges, and more than any ordinary skating fans. I love Hersh's idea of letting the judges and referees talk and explain the results though.