Episode 86: Nate Silver returns

The kind of mug shots we show around here.

The kind of mug shots we show around here.

We discuss the return of Nate Silver.

His first piece since leaving The New York Times appeared on Grantland, part of ESPN’s digital presence. Despite being about the government shutdown, it did not appear on ABCNews.com.

We also discuss Google downgrading mugshot websites in search results after The New York Times came asking about the practice of charging people money to have their mugshots removed from the Web. Why did Google step in now and change its search results when it hasn’t done so in the past for some other ethically-challenged websites?

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