Leon Wieseltier explains to us all how Nate Silver is the wrong kind of person, not serious, can’t feel the right kind of feels, and is the kind of lowlife who would piss in a bidet and eat his salad with his fish fork:
Silver, by contrast, has chosen a fox’s snout for the logo of his new site for “data journalism, capital D.” He knows many things. He has no priors. He thinks only originally. He never repeats himself. Never mind that the ancient poet’s line was most likely preferring the hedgehog to the fox, and praising “one big thing.” The fox, a predatory creature, is loose.
I’m sure it just shows my irrational romance with facts, but that’s not a fucking snout. It’s a fox’s face. As for the rest of the piece, if you can find one genuine argument in all that throat clearing, straw men and ad hominem, please let me know.