Hey Everybody Let's Get Mad About The New Hires At 538 And Vox Maybe!
We hope the hiring sprees over at FiveThirtyEight and Vox are winding down, because it's exhausting to keep up with what we are mad about. Vox is leading the sweepstakes by hiring the anti-gay gay guy that Ezra Klein admitted he didn't really "read," but then both hot New Media properties hired new people we also have to discuss.
First up, Nate Silver's data driven nerd paradise has hired Roger Pielke Jr. to write about climate change. Some people got hyperventilation levels of sad and worried about this right out the gate.
Nate Silver’s FiveThirtyEight website is off to a disreputable start with the hiring of Roger Pielke, Jr, one of the country’s leading tricksters, well schooled at the art of confusing the public on climate science. Pielke wasted no time displaying his bag of dirty tricks by posting a blog today that claims there is no link between the rising costs of climate disasters and extreme weather fueled by climate change.