Generally speaking, I have a great deal of respect for Talking Pants Marshall. D00d is actually doing it and not just grousing and making do with the snarky commentary like some lazy ass bloggers who don't update very often*.
But even the folks we have regard for can sometimes do shit that's pretty sad. For example, here he tries the snarky commentary bit.
It is indeed surprising that other folks have confirmation bias. Whereas Josh knows that there is no message that can be read from Tuesday's election results. GOP overperformed in the House and underperformed in the Senate. Major Tea Party candidates got thrashed but without their energy the GOP couldn't have done as well as they did. It was an election of contradictions. Exactly like he'd been predicting in the weeks leading up to it.
Now it's possible that as the campaign was drawing to a close, Josh didn't believe that Tuesday was going to be undefinitive and impossible to read. It's possible he was playing up the uncertainty because he runs a news site and uncertainty is good for page views. I don't think that view makes him look any better.
*Note, despite the recent burst of activity - I am not participating in National Win A Prize For Blogging Everyday Month.