Andrew Sullivan blogs about the knives shoved into Nate Silver’s back and why.
The part that resonates strongly with me is this:
[F]ear that his analysis could render moot some of the horse-race journalism that the NYT still does and does well. Itâ€™s a misplaced fear. Campaigns are narratives driven by human beings â€“ no statistical analysis could begin to describe them adequately. Thereâ€™s no reason the two approaches cannot work together and inform each other. But the pretensions and defensiveness of the old media guard seem to have made that a tough compromise to settle on â€“ to the detriment of NYT readers.Â Read more »