Time magazine (July 22) reported the move of Nate Silver, baseball-stats analyst who turned election data-cruncher, and predicted the last two presidential elections more accurately than politicians and pundits from New York Times to ESPN under the headline, “There is a 99.45% chance that Nate Silver is changing journalism.”
In the subhead line, the Time says:
“His deal with ESPN is about more than Disney vs. the New York Times. If Silver-style analysis spreads, everyone can win.” What does “His deal with ESPN is about more than Disney vs. the New York Times?”
What is the legitimate link between Disney and the New York Times? Is this a well-turned expression?