Thinking Out Loud

November 6, 2008

My Election Prediction Accurate as Promised

Filed under: election, politics — Tags: , , , — paulthinkingoutloud @ 5:39 pm

candidatesThis is the part where you go back to my earlier post on October 27th, which said “This election prediction will be accurate within 1%,” and read what I wrote and go, “Wow!  How did he do that?”   What can I say, It’s a gift.  See, I told you so.

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  1. I’ll tell you how he did it – here’s a cut and paste of what he actually wrote that day:

    “The internet is a wonderful repository of information, but can you trust anything you read online? Everything has to be looked-at-twice, to make sure it all makes sense and has full credibility.

    Take this little blog entry you’re reading right now. The headline makes it look like I’m going to predict next week’s election within 1% of the final standings. But really, it’s just a place-holder, an article put in place to establish a certain date for this entry; which will then be edited — and referred to — after the election. The part you’re reading right now, won’t exist after the final results are announced.

    Devious? Deceptive? Hey, it’s really just a lesson for all of us: Internet entries aren’t newspaper stories. They can be edited after the fact in the most extreme form of revisionism. And once this part is taken out and replaced, there will be no memory of what you’re reading now.”

    Comment by Ruth Wilkinson — November 6, 2008 @ 5:43 pm

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