This kind of stuff is what I got my PhD in and what I study for a living, I’ve followed Nate and Sam since they started. The Nate Silver of today is completely different from the Nate Silver of 2008, and he has come to embody all the worst of his corporate masters at ESPN. Like Skip and Steven A Smith, he creates… Read more
Some data from last cycle:
Silver’s “adjustments” to his model to build in uncertainty and account for his mistakes predicting Trump have rendered it about as reliable as your daily horoscope. Sam Wang says this election is over, which means this election is over.
Exactly. This is triangulation of the sort the Clintons have made an art form. Either the GOP abandons what’s left of their base or embraces it and all it stands for. Either way they lose something. Read more
Exactly. This is how you kill the Tea Party. Sunlight as a disinfectant. This is bad. Do you see it in yourself? Are you bad? Then change.
The smart thing? No, it would be the cathartic thing. And the honest thing. But not the smart thing. Cudgels are pretty useless in politics, especially when the other party is a bunch of nihilists and they control the house. The smart thing is to convince enough GOP leaning voters to just stay home so that the Dems… Read more
those few percentage points mean the difference between the media branding it a whoopin’ and branding it a landslide. It’s worth it.
I am thoroughly amused by how convinced they are that more attention is good for their movement. Clearly, the rarity of racist Pepes is the only reason middle America has not embraced white nationalism.
Can I request this be done to Poison by Bel Biv Devoe?
Absolutely! I hope all the Twinja folks come here. The loss of the Gawker commentariat hurt more than losing Gawker itself. Seeing all you guys on this post has been wonderful!
Hopefully The Concourse can just do all the political and news stories that Gawker used to do. Same content, just different URL.
I’m good with the idea of just hiding Gawker in the other blogs.
They’re actually going to force us to read all their sites now. What a pain!
What’s troubling is that somewhere, in some filthy backwater, in a swing state some overweight, 28-year-old mother of six will relate to this pic (except for the plane part) and pull the lever for these charlatans.
I started reading this and thought “wait a minute what site am I on?” I looked at the URL to see The Concourse on Deadspin. My heart stopped as I scrolled up to find the author. Ashley Feinberg! Gawker still exists! You just have to look a little harder to find its pieces.
Seattle is good for eccentric. No one really cares if you are dressed like Lucy Ricardo with neon blue hair. I legit saw a dude downtown once in a button-down shirt with a vest, newsboy cap, and TWEED KNICKERS WITH ARGYLE KNEE SOCKS.