» Political pundits against math

Mark Coddington on why political pundits hate Nate Silver. Read the whole thing, but here’s Coddington’s own executive summary:

When journalistic objectivity is confronted with scientific objectivity, its circuits are fried.

It’s fine to argue against Silver’s methodology, but the guy shows his work. He’s not stuffing things together to get a result he wants. Calling him a hack is just saying “I don’t believe in math or probability.”