Saturday, January 12, 2008

Damn Clever, These Brits. Too Bad About That Empire.

I tawt I taw a Clinton surge! | Democracy in America | "The idea is that pundits like Mr Matthews were perceived as so contemptuously dismissive of Mrs Clinton that voters, in particular women offended by what they saw as sexist undertones in those dismissals, flooded to her defense. Assuming the point is generalisable, it suggests that the more media-saturated we become, the more likely all political prognostication is to be doomed by a kind of journalistic Heisenberg principle."

The clever part is "journalistic Heisenberg principle." The point about Matthews has already been made.

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