nate silver

We have complex feels about Nate Silver’s new data driven context providing empire, 538. We like it better than Ezra Klein’s well-funded vanity project, but then Silver slatepitch hired a climate change skeptic. We’re tipping fast towards unlike, however, thanks to Silver’s latest column, which is an extended whine about how Paul Krugman unfriended him. […]

We hope the hiring sprees over at FiveThirtyEight and Vox are winding down, because it’s exhausting to keep up with what we are mad about. Vox is leading the sweepstakes by hiring the anti-gay gay guy that Ezra Klein admitted he didn’t really “read,” but then both hot New Media properties hired new people we […]

Do you have a (figurative or literal) boner for political and sportsball prognosticating whiz kid Nate Silver? We got one from reading The Signal and the Noise,probably because yr humble correspondent minored in statistics in college. It raged even harder last year when we heard about the 538/ESPN deal (despite reservations about that fucking pedophile Mickey Mouse). […]

Are you Nate Silver fanboys? Are you also into sportsball? Then you have probably been fapping 24/7 since yesterday’s announcement that pint-sized stats wunderkind Silver is taking his toys and leaving the New York Times to go to ESPN to helm up some multifaceted job-creating machine. (No, really. That’s pretty much what ESPN says at […]

Joe Scarborough, who hosts MSNBC’s morning show because the rest of MSNBC’s Obama food stamp-loving libtard talent don’t wake from their welfare-funded fortified wine benders until well after noon, is really, really sorry he conflated Nate Silver with that unwashed hillbilly “unskewed polls” guy. And by really, really sorry, we mean he’s not sorry at […]

One of the “fun” things about presidential elections is that every four years there’s a new dumb thing about the process for political junkies to yell at each other about despite the disinterest or genuine disgust of normals, and this year it’s polling! Did Nate Silver’s devil-math suck all the fun out of democracy, forever? […]

Good morning, America! Does this map look familiar to you? Of course it does, it’s the map appearing on every newspaper website in the country, indicating which party won all the various states in the Electoral College in last night’s election. Except this particular map actually comes from Nate Silver’s math and numbers emporium, and […]

After a month or so of really kind of absurd arguments that every poll in existence was skewed because of liberalism and Nate Silver being a big gay homosexual, we have now come full circle: Jim Geraghty at the National Review has decided that those who criticize morons are basically calling them racists. So a lot of […]

THIS ELECTION, YOU GUYS! It is … confusing? Like, some people say that Barack Obama will win re-election, while others say that his opponent, Mitt Romney, will prevail! WHO ARE WE TO TRUST? Normally, of course, we’d turn to the literally of hundreds of people who are employed full-time by various old- and new-media outlets […]

Here is a map from an “election forecasting model” that the Fox News sent out to America, and your Editrix found it on the Twitter and shared it in the Secret Wonkette Chat Room, for panic-laughs. But seriously, Fox News, try to be a bit more realistic! All of us who have been frantically refreshing […]

Quick, let’s brainstorm about the dumbest, most irrelevant data point with which we could attempt to analyze this presidential election! And while you’re shouting answers at your computer machines, know that nothing you suggest could be as colossally moronic as this: “At CafePress…we have been tracking 2012 election presidential candidate support via The Meter graph.” […]

Hot new scientific data from NYT statistics wizard Nate Silver: “Sarah Palin’s potential candidacy, for instance, is only receiving about one-fifth as much attention as it did several months ago.” And why’s that? Because a cartoon millionaire who just flat out calls Barack Obama an African illegal immigrant is crushing Palin (and everyone else) in […]

The Democrats will “win” today, because of cellphones: A lot of American adults (now about one-quarter of them) have ditched landlines and rely exclusively on mobile phones, and a lot of pollsters don’t call mobile phones. Cellphone-only voters tend to be younger, more urban, and less white — all Democratic demographics — and a study […]

We already know Lisa Murkowski will run on a third party Write-In Ticket. What we don’t know (yet) is: Will she defeat man hunk Joe Miller? Nate Silver and his math-numbers say: Sure, why not? Can Ms. Murkowski win? Sure she can. There is plenty of precedent for write-ins being elected to the Congress, although […]

Tucker Carlson continued to spew out allegations against the sinister libruls on the late JournoList today, and so this dumb “controversy” and media navel-gazing rage on. But why hasn’t anybody reported on the fact that the Internet’s boyfriend NATE SILVER was ALSO ON THIS JOURNOLIST?!?!?!?! HMM? HMM? This story is being buried! Nate Silver is […]