Roger L. Simon

Mickey cruel to the punditocracy

Have a heart, Mickey. You may be right… in fact, no doubt you are… when you describe exit polls in general as “crappy” and then have the temerity to ask the logical question: “If the exit polls are this unreliable for press’ result-predicting purposes, why aren’t they also unreliable for all the scholarly purposes they are supposedly put to? Garbage is garbage, no?”

No! It’s something for pundits to chew on for hours of empty screen time while waiting for actual results to come in. What if they didn’t have this? They’d just have to… make stuff up. [Wait a minute. You just said the exit polls were essentially made up.-ed. Okay, now I’m confused. No surprise there. Okay, I’ll give you the last word. Where’d I hear that before?]