The C-SPAN Election?

Froom the comments section on Nate Silver’s 538 blog, where he notes a 1 in 4 chance of the GOP taking the Senate:

October is known for its surprises, but I would not be surprised if the electorate became more informed about the facts, and the distortions prevalent on both Network and Cable TV, and of course Talk Radio, as we approach this crucial election. And please don’t underestimate the effect of C-span.org on independent voters, who watch Washington Journal regularly with passion.

The combination of earnest hopefulness that the voters will “come to their senses”, apparent ignorance of the fact that “swing” voters tend to be by far the least informed part of the electorate, and the pairing of “passion” with “Washington Journal,” a show only slightly less dull than watching professional golf on t.v., made me laugh out loud.