I'm apparently not the only one to take a shot at Nate Silver's new news site. He's taking hits from all over.
Tabitha M. Powledge at On Science Blogs wraps up much of the coverage–all of it negative, as far as I can tell. The principal line of attack is not a subtle one: Silver's new data journalism site lacks, uh, how should I put this…
Powledge quotes various commentators who have said that, and she also raises questions about some of the people Silver has chosen to cover science. Roger Pielke, Jr. and Emily Oster are idiosyncratic choices, to say the least.
Powledge thinks Silver will get better, because it always takes time for startups to find their footing.
She could be right. But does she have the data?