Basically, Glenn called this objection by Nate Silver with regard to Vox’s habit of stealing stuff ‘When nerds call out nerds.’ Look, I have had my differences with Nate Silver – but he’s the only nerd in this fight. Ezra Klein doesn’t deserve that honorable and venerable title. You need to care about something, to be a nerd. You need to care about something so much that an attack on it is an attack on you. And that your sense of integrity will keep you from allowing that thing to be abused.
I believe that Nate Silver has those things. I do not believe that of Ezra Klein. And yes, I’m making a moral judgment, here.