Who Really Won?

Friday, November 19, 2004

Olbermann's Latest

Keith tries to make sense of the UC Berkeley report:

Most of the paper is so academically dense that it seems to have been written not just in another language, but in some form of code. There is one table captioned “OLS Regression with Robust Standard Errors.” Another is titled “OLS regressions with frequency weights for county size.” Only the summary produced by Professor Michael Hout and the Berkeley Quantitative Methods Research Time is intelligible.

Of course, I’m reminded suddenly of the old cartoon, with the guy saying “I don’t understand women,” and the second guy saying, “So? Do you understand electricity?”

He also notes the lack of attention paid to these issues by the 'mainstream' media, excepting his own show and Wired.