Nate Silver’s Times colleagues hated that he disagreed with them

The Times’ public editor, Margaret Sullivan compared statistical guru Nate Silver to Brad Pitt’s character in Moneyball, writing that Silver’s “entire probability-based way of looking at politics ran against the kind of political journalism that The Times specializes in: polling, the horse race, campaign coverage, analysis based on campaign-trail observation, and opinion writing, or ‘punditry,’ as he put it, famously describing it as ‘fundamentally useless.'”

Hehe. Apparently the Times establishment got all pissy when Silver showed that he could call elections better than the rest of them.

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