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June 15th, 2014
01:53 PM ET

Why the press was shocked by Cantor's loss

Christina Bellantoni, Jake Sherman, David Leonhardt, and Brian Stelter on how most of the press missed predicting one of the biggest political upsets in years - House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's loss to primary opponent David Brat.


Filed under: Politics • Reliable Sources
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  1. Jay Lapidus

    (The link is to the Hillary Clinton interviews, despite how the link is labeled.)
    Matt Bai was certainly not surprised, as evidenced by his June 5 column on his Yahoo News blog.

    June 16, 2014 at 8:53 am | Reply
    • Jay Lapidus

      Thanks for fixing the link. I see that Matt Bai did get a one-second mention.

      June 16, 2014 at 9:21 am | Reply
      • brianstelter

        Yes. Sorry about the mistaken link earlier.

        June 16, 2014 at 12:05 pm |
  2. Jordy Hines

    I love it how when a politico in the U.S. makes a mistake, the media immediately wants to know who is responsible and who will be held accountable. But when it is the media who messed up, they say "I don't think we should be looking backwards". Well, I want to know how the media screwed it up and whose heads are going to roll because of this screw-up. Someone has to pay, right?

    June 15, 2014 at 4:31 pm | Reply

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