Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Nate Silver is Leaving the NYT and Going to ESPN

About the Worst News Ever of a Non-Critical Nature

Nate Silver is the dean of the statisticians who use that science to analyze and forecast elections trends and results.  He started out as a sports statistician, set up his own political blog and then signed on with the New York Times.  Now he is moving to ESPN.

Nate Silver, the statistician who attained national fame for his accurate projections about the 2008 and 2012 presidential elections, is parting ways with The New York Times and moving his FiveThirtyEight franchise to ESPN, the sports empire controlled by the Walt Disney Company, according to ESPN employees with direct knowledge of his plans.

As the father of the hopefully soon to be defeated primary candidate for the Senate from Wyoming would say, this sucks, big time. 

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