RoostCast 79: Electoral Callous

In this episode, Ryan is joined by Paul Bluhm of Hockey Rhetoric. The two talk about the how the media handled the presidential election and the disconnect between punditry and reality. They also talk Nate Silver, Karl Rove and why politics is covered more like sports. And why that’s a bad thing.

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Some links we mentioned during this episode:

Karl Rove Argues With Fox News About Whether Obama Won Ohio — Huffington Post

One Thing: Election Results — Trending Buffalo

Shooting the Messenger’s Numbers: Nate Silver’s Struggle (The Redux) — Gawker

Nate Silver’s Braying Idiot Detractors Show That Being Ignorant About Politics Is Like Being Ignorant About Sports — Deadspin

As Nation and Parties Change, Republicans Are at an Electoral College Disadvantage — Five Thirty Eight Blog

The Middle — The Roost

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Musical selections for this episode:

Sympathetic Noose” — Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Mandy” — Ratatat