Nate Silver is leaving for ESPN and ABC. I hope they aren’t shocked. After all, they won’t let Krugman call bullshit on Friedman and Brooks in his columns even if he indirectly does on his blog. But they let Brooks go after Silver in his column, and Silver ended up being right.
I would have left too.
Now think about this: would the NYT be better off with Silver and without Brooks? (Duh.)