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From Nate Silver to Jay Carney, more election coverage, less insight
From Nate Silver to Jay Carney, more election coverage, less insight

There is more media than ever covering American political life. And with each major election, the coverage seems to get worse – or, at least, more confused and misguided. That is certainly the story of national media performance in Tuesday’s wild midterm elections anyway. I can’t wait to hear all the political insiders who worship at the altar of Nate Silver explain how he could have been so wrong about Maryland’s gubernatorial race. On Monday, Silver said on his FiveThirtyEight website that there was a 94 percent chance Democrat Anthony G. Brown would be Maryland’s next governor, and that Brown’s margin of victory over Republican Larry Hogan would...

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