The case that the Comey letter—or the media's handling of the letter—cost Clinton the election is painfully obvious. https://t.co/xDGspbTQLu— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) April 22, 2017
Clinton experienced a sharp, 3-point drop in her polls after the Comey letter came out. Then on 11/8, she lost FL, WI, PA & MI by <=1 point.— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) April 22, 2017
It's a fairly open-and-shut case. But the media's election post-mortems have mostly ignored it because it implicates the media's judgement. pic.twitter.com/cBLifP9WLu— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) April 22, 2017
The polls and the pundits didn't get it wrong, they were just unprepared for the FBI to alter the trajectory of the election.These were the lead news stories (per @memeorandum) over the final 19 days of last year's campaign. Anything stand out? pic.twitter.com/St7a0tBG3L— Nate Silver (@NateSilver538) April 24, 2017
This is why I can never give Comey that pass.