Tag Archives: Media
Political Forecasting by Pundits – [VIDEO]
Excellent editorial from Lawrence O’-Donnell. Make sure to watch the whole segment till the end.
Joe Weisenthal is now in bed with InTrade.
Business Insider cites various InTrade probabilities.
- Joe should mention whether there is volume on each market.
- Joe should cite BetFair, not InTrade, for any UK-related event.
- Joe should be aware of InTrade’-s long history of fucking up contracts and settlements on non-sporting events. (Type “-North Korea missile InTrade”- in Google, and review the various InTrade forums for traces of past fights.)
DOCUMENTED: How Mark Davies joined a small startup called BetFair -when it was just an Excel spreadsheet file
How they shut up the free press at Copenhagen
I have just decided to ban the use of the word blog on Midas Oracle.
Midas Oracle lists 475 external web links. Not a single one is qualified as “-blog”-.
FOXs Bill OReilly in vampire costume for the Halloween
Midas Oracle is worth $1 million.
– PaidContent has a monthly audience of 250,000.
– Guardian Media bought PaidContent for $30 million $6.5 million.
– Midas Oracle has had 41,000 visitors the last 30 days.
– Midas Oracle’-s audience is one sixth of PaidContent’-s audience.
– So, Midas Oracle is worth one sixth of $6.5 million —-that’-s $1.1 million.
TRAFIGURA: The Guardian was served with a gagging order forbidding it from reporting parliamentary business.
“-The Guardian is prevented from identifying the MP who has asked the question, what the question is, which minister might answer it, or where the question is to be found. The Guardian is also forbidden from telling its readers why the paper is prevented – for the first time in memory – from reporting parliament.”-
“-The only fact the Guardian can report is that the case involves the London solicitors Carter-Ruck, who specialise in suing the media for clients, who include individuals or global corporations.”-
– The Trafigura fiasco tears up the textbook.
– Gordon Brown calls for reform of super-injunctions.
Barney Kilgore and Nigel Eccles: Same vision, same combat
The general manager of ProPublica:
Today’s newspaper should be about tomorrow’s events, not yesterday’s. This was probably [Barney] Kilgore’s greatest insight, and it was one he first stated as a columnist in the Journal at the age of 23. Readers, Kilgore realized, turn to newspapers not because they are all fascinated by contemporary history, and want to puzzle out what another publisher later called journalism’s “first rough draft” of it. No, they want to know about what happened yesterday so that they can more intelligently cope with today, and tomorrow. More than 75 years after young Barney Kilgore set this rule out in his column, many publishers still haven’t fully absorbed it. Readers instinctively have. This has become even more important in a world where the Internet conveys new facts in real time, while the meaning of those facts often seems lost in a jumble of instant opinions.
Nigel Eccles is the CEO of HubDub (”-Predict The News“-).