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Cambridge Analytica and Three Bags of Comey

Lots going on this morning.

First up: Cambridge Analytica is testifying before committee in the UK about how it influenced Brexit. Catch it on twitter here.

Next, the podcast reviews are coming in on the Comey interview last Sunday. Here are two not to miss:

FiveThirtyEight weighs in on the back of the envelope calculation that Comey made that Hillary would win and explain why he miscalculated. If I’m not mistaken, it was Nate Silver who said back in 2016 that there was a lot of variability in the model and events that shouldn’t have made much of a difference were having bigger impact. If I can find that episode, I’ll link it. When that letter dropped, I was very concerned that all the indecisive middle aged women I canvassed were going to stay home because almost all of them told me they were waiting for Something to happen with Hillary’s email problem just before the election. So, Comey just reinforced this expectation.

Pod Save America actually breaks down Comey’s logic behind the letter in a “truth table” fashion to show how flawed it was and explain why it was that the media in DC was so hard on Hillary. This, I think, almost explains their antipathy. I think there’s a strong personal element too but this may account for a lot of the inexplicably bad coverage.

Jim Carrey expands his portrait gallery of the Trump Administration and friends with Sean “Manatee” Hannity:

See the others here including a spot on portrait of Trump that Carrey is planning to submit to the Smithsonian.

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  1. I think UK will do a better job of bringing accountability with respect to Cam. Analytica.

    And, after Comey’s recent media blitz, aren’t we all thankful he was replaced with Mueller?! I certainly am, having got to know better what an egotistical fool Comey is.

    • Agreed…. European countries take privacy issues much more seriously than the USA. Plus the fact that it’s mostly USA companies which have the privacy issues and that doesn’t help their cause.

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