Typical Academics

posted by Nick Hornby January 29, 2009 at 2:15 pm Uncategorized , ,

Craig Garthwaite and Timothy Jay Moore, in a paper entitled ‘The Role Of Celebrity Endorsements in Politics: Oprah, Obama, and the 2008 Democratic Primary’, reckon that Oprah’s endorsement “was responsible for 1,015,559 votes for Obama”. Typical academics: they’ll never stick their neck out.

(From James Wolcott’s rollicking article in Vanity Fair, ‘The Good, The Bad And the Joe Lieberman’)