Sunday, February 10, 2008

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Mike Huckabee Contest Washington State Caucus Results

Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall WTF?:

Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall WTF?:

"As you know, here at TPM we've been really curious what happened up in the
Republican caucus in Washington state. For probably the first time in all the
primaries and elections I've ever watched, the folks running the election
decided to stop counting the votes with 13% of the votes uncounted. And this
wasn't a 70-30 blow out, but a tight race where the two top vote getters were
separated by less than 2% of the vote. Then this morning, state party chair Luke
Esser decided to declare McCain the winner."

In statistics there is the idea of deminished returns. Forgive me if I don't get this completely right. The idea is that an error margin in a poll is decided by a formula. Under this formula after you reach a certain number - you get no closer to a zero margin of error. A zero margin of error would be no error between the population polled and the collective population. That number is about 1,600 people The reason I bring this up, is that voting isn't about winners and losers as much as it is every vote being counted. If it were only about winners and losers we could count 1,600 votes and call the election done.

Putting Candidates Under the Videoscope - New York Times:

Putting Candidates Under the Videoscope - New York Times:

"Mr. Conroy, whose job title is “off-air reporter,” (because he does not
normally appear on television) is one of many young journalists hired by the
networks to follow the candidates across the country, filing video and blog
posts as they go. Originally hired to cut expenses — their cost is a fraction of
a full television crew’s — these reporters, also called “embeds,” have produced
a staggering amount of content, especially video. And in this election cycle,
for the first time, they are able to edit and transmit video on the fly"

The future of news? This is a great story, and a good read.

David Shuster Suspended, but Keith Won't Make Him Worst!

Ingraham rude, mocking to Code Pink Medea Benjamin

Hillary Clinton Finally Had Enough Of MSNBC-Rats

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