As the polls were closing in New Hampshire Tuesday night, and district reporting began drawing a clear picture of a Hillary win, Chris Matthews, part of NBC's election coverage team that night with Tom Brokaw sitting in, decried the unfairness of all polling information predicting a different outcome. Matthews went so far as to infer, mid-election reporting mind you, that an "investigation" into polling techniques was needed. Brokaw politely disagreed. (emphasis added)
"You know what I think we're going to have to go back and do?" Tom Brokaw, now in role as NBC sage, said, referring to future races. "Wait for the voters to make their judgment."Matthews had no response. Because he's an idiot.
Responded Matthews: "What do we do then in the days before the balloting? We must stay home, I guess."
"No, we don't stay home," Brokaw said. "There are reasons to analyze what they're saying. We know from how people voted today, what moved them to vote. You can take a look at that. There are a lot of issues that have not been fully explored during all this.
"But we don't have to get in the business of making judgments before the polls have closed and trying to stampede, in effect, the process."