I shared some thoughts yesterday about Nate Silver's departure
from the Times
, with particular attention to how the Ezra Klein, Andrew Ross Sorkin, Nate Silver model, for lack of a better word, is now becoming so key for newspapers trying to make a successful digital transition. As I wrote, this is in many ways how major media has domesticated blogging (and I do not necessarily mean that in a negative way).
Now the Times public editor shares not only how Silver didn't fit into the paper's culture but that a number of the paper's reporters actively disliked and did not respect Silver's work. Not surprisingly, Silver seems to have had similar contentions with people inside the Times as he much more visibly and notoriously had with the folks at Politico.
I cannot say that I'm surprised.