Accuracy in Media

Nate Silver: Yes, there was a Liberal Media Bubble in 2016 that Underestimated Trump’s Chances

Nate Silver, the statistician who correctly predicted the 2012 electoral results, wrote an interesting and insightful piece entitled, “There Really Was a Liberal Media Bubble,” at his website FiveThirtyEight. As the headline suggests, the topic was the liberal media bias in the 2016 election cycle. Silver pointed out, among several, how groupthink affected the media’s […]

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Bias Buzz Podcast: Kanye West Visits Trump Tower, Fake News and FBI’s James Comey Costing Hillary Clinton the Election

This week, Don and Brian tackle all the noise about Russian hacking and alleged influence on the presidential election, the spread of fake news, Trump’s latest cabinet picks, Kanye West’s visit with Donald Trump, Nate Silver on Comey and Clinton, Electoral College voting and more. iTunes link is HERE. Below is SoundCloud: YouTube recording is […]

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Liberal Media Predict a Clinton White House Victory

The liberal media appears to be all-in on Hillary Clinton winning the White House tonight: The Washington Post’s The Fix said Clinton will win with 275 electoral votes. The New York Times’ Upshot downgraded from 92% chance of a Clinton win to 84% this week. Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight gave Clinton a 71% chance of winning, […]

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Statistician Nate Silver: Polls that have “Clinton with a 98% Chance of Winning…Doesn’t Pass a Common Sense Test”

Nate Silver, the man who called the 2012 election for Obama and did so in face of other pollsters denying an overwhelming Obama re-election victory, said the following about the Clinton vs. Trump electoral map, per the liberal media: “Look, you have some forecasts that show Clinton with a 98 or 99 percent chance of […]

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough Calls Media “Disgusting” for Accusing Him of Being Pro-Trump [Video]

Morning Joe co-host Joe Scarborough called the media “disgusting” Friday morning for accusing him of supporting GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump on his show. Scarborough was discussing Trump’s rising poll numbers on the show when he went after the media: “Now in case you have a short attention span, right. In case you’re like that […]

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NBC News Touts Own Post-Debate Poll on Clinton Bounce, but FiveThirtyEight says Be Cautious

NBC News’ online poll conducted with SurveyMonkey claimed to show that Hillary Clinton won the debate, but even FiveThirtyEight (Nate Silver’s outfit) said to be cautious. Silver wrote that Clinton should be up, but pointed out flaws with post-debate polling, such as some polls had a small sample size of respondents post-debate compared to pre-debate.

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September 2017

9/13/2017 - 538’s Nate Silver Dings Media for Clinton Election Coverage

March 2017

3/14/2017 - Nate Silver: Yes, there was a Liberal Media Bubble in 2016 that Underestimated Trump’s Chances

January 2017

1/10/2017 - Super Cuts! The Liberal Media and the 2016 Election [Video]

December 2016

12/20/2016 - Bill Clinton Praises Hillary for Battling Through “That Bogus Email Deal”

12/15/2016 - Bias Buzz Podcast: Kanye West Visits Trump Tower, Fake News and FBI’s James Comey Costing Hillary Clinton the Election

November 2016

11/8/2016 - Liberal Media Predict a Clinton White House Victory

11/8/2016 - Statistician Nate Silver: Polls that have “Clinton with a 98% Chance of Winning…Doesn’t Pass a Common Sense Test”

11/4/2016 - MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough Calls Media “Disgusting” for Accusing Him of Being Pro-Trump [Video]

September 2016

9/29/2016 - NBC News Touts Own Post-Debate Poll on Clinton Bounce, but FiveThirtyEight says Be Cautious

July 2013

7/23/2013 - NYT Public Editor: Nate Silver Never Fit Into the Times “Culture”—Was “Disruptive”