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  •  Are you really not able to separate this from (2+ / 0-)
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    shenderson, Matt Z

    his election analysis? He is not right wing. He was on Dkos for crying out loud!!!!

    New Republic: So are the left-wing blogs as bad as the Tea Party ones in this case? -------------------------Chuck Schumer: Left-wing blogs are the mirror image. They just have less credibility and less clout.

    by AlexDrew on Sun Mar 23, 2014 at 01:30:55 PM PDT

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    •  it's not seperate (1+ / 0-)
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      reputation drives a lot of what you do in a field such as what Nate has chosen. Most of his 'fame' came from his ability to do statistical analysis in a dispassionate fashion. This completely undermines that though it's not a huge surprise. I read Nate's book and was disgusted by his chapter on climate. It was the exact opposite of the work I expected from him.

      Der Weg ist das Ziel

      by duhban on Sun Mar 23, 2014 at 07:42:07 PM PDT

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      •  That doesn't translate to his election predictions (0+ / 0-)

        being wrong.

        New Republic: So are the left-wing blogs as bad as the Tea Party ones in this case? -------------------------Chuck Schumer: Left-wing blogs are the mirror image. They just have less credibility and less clout.

        by AlexDrew on Mon Mar 24, 2014 at 03:18:43 PM PDT

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        •  nor does it translate into them being right (0+ / 0-)

          I do however find myself less willing to take Sliver at face value.

          Der Weg ist das Ziel

          by duhban on Mon Mar 24, 2014 at 06:57:13 PM PDT

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          •  You win. (0+ / 0-)

            Reality Based Community.

            New Republic: So are the left-wing blogs as bad as the Tea Party ones in this case? -------------------------Chuck Schumer: Left-wing blogs are the mirror image. They just have less credibility and less clout.

            by AlexDrew on Tue Mar 25, 2014 at 03:01:29 AM PDT

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