Nate Silver, the New York Times‘ statistical and polling guru, has ripped into Politico, suggesting that they are stupid. Silver said on Bill Simmons’ “BS Report” podcast:
What’s remarkable for me is that you had some journalist for Politico who Tweeted out ‘All Nate’s doing is averaging polls and counting electoral votes? That’s the secret sauce?’ Well, yeah, and the fact that you can’t comprehend that very basic thing, that says more about you than it does about me, right?….
Politico is a ‘who won the day’ kind of thing, right? They’re trying to cover [politics] like sports, but not in an intelligent way at all. They want to create noise, basically.