Saturday, March 11, 2017

THERE REALLY WAS A liberal media bubble says FiveThirtyEight editor Nate Silver:
The post, headlined "There Really Was A Liberal Media Bubble," concluded that "groupthink produced a failure of the 'wisdom of crowds' and an underestimate of Trump's chances."

"Much of The New York Times's coverage, for instance, implied that Clinton's odds were close to 100 percent," Silver wrote. "In an article on Oct. 17 — more than three weeks before Election Day — they portrayed the race as being effectively over, the only question being whether Clinton should seek a landslide or instead assist down-ballot Democrats."

He contended that the failure in predicting the outcome of the 2016 presidential election was "not so much with the polls but with the people who were analyzing them."
Entirely believable.

h/t Newsalert