Why Nate Silver can’t explain it all


By Malcolm Harris – Between media startups Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight.com and Ezra Klein’s Vox.com, the newsplaining corner of the online media business is about to get a lot more competitive.

When commentators, journalists or guys at parties presume to explain, they start from the presumption that they already understand both sides of the argument and have come to a definitive conclusion.

.. if Actually Journalism can’t find a way to examine its own underlying conditions, it will be actually worthless. more> http://tinyurl.com/kmxyt4g

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