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View Diary: Nate Silver's data sourcing leaves me speechless (121 comments)

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  •  On the one hand, yes... (3+ / 0-)
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    Chi, ER Doc, Chitown Kev

    ... they don't call that user the Pied Piper of Doom for nothing.  

    On the other hand, this diary does seem to raise some very legitimate issues with Nate's data.  And it's my general observation that whenever Nate strays from baseball and polling -- whether the topic is policy, legislative processes, or what have you -- he doesn't do very well.  Given how good he is at the stuff he's good at, one can hardly hold those shortcomings against him.  But IMO it's good to keep those shortcomings in view, and avoid making Nate into yet another god with feet of clay.

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