Tuesday, December 18th, 2012
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A Brief Recap of the "Facts v. Rhetoric" Election


"Peggy Noonan is someone who is very, very skilled at making bullshit look like some elegant soufflé," Silver says. "She’s very good at rhetoric and argument, but it’s still not grounded in the truth—it all falls apart every four years, but I don’t think she’ll be out of a job any time soon."

Ha ha, Nate Silver!!

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Pop Socket (#187)

He's not a gracious winner, but she deserved that.

deepomega (#1,720)

When do we get our all-Noonan all the time vertical at TheAwl? Just week-long analysis of her madness.

IBentMyWookie (#133)

Jim Newell's synopses of Noonan's columns at Wonkette are maybe the greatest thing the world has ever seen?

Matt (#26)

Stop trying to hurt poor Ken's feelings.

Niko Bellic (#1,312)

"I care about truth, and I care about informing people, and they care about ratings."

This conflicts with this:

"he admires Gawker founder Nick Denton"

IBentMyWookie (#133)

@Niko Bellic And Denton's assessment of Silver is maybe so backhanded a compliment that it actually just becomes an insult. Just when I think he can sink no lower, he plumbs new depths.

BadUncle (#153)

On the one hand, he's an inspiration. On the other, he makes me deeply ashamed about my work ethic – so much so that I'm going to take a nap.

john smith (#245,014)

"Peggy Noonan is someone who is very, very skilled at making bullshit look like some elegant soufflé," Silver says. "She’s very good at rhetoric and argument, but it’s still not grounded in the truth—it all falls apart every
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