News Analysis Oct 29, 2020 1:50 PM EST

Can you tell the difference between Biden and Trump voters based on fridge contents? The New York Times sure thinks so

The New York Times ran a quiz claiming readers can guess voting preference by looking into people's fridges.

Can you tell the difference between Biden and Trump voters based on fridge contents? The New York Times sure thinks so
James Anthony The Post Millennial
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The New York Times ran a quiz claiming readers can guess voting preference by looking into people's fridges. It's a weird supposition that the contents of a person's fridge give an indication as to how they are going to vote on November 3.

"It's easy to guess who someone with a 'MAGA' hat or Biden-Harris tote voted for." the Times wrote. "But Cool Whip or loose eggs? We wondered if it was possible to identify Trump and Biden voters based on what's in their refrigerators. Take our quiz to see how you do."

According to the article, NYT teamed up with online survey people Lucid, a very informal survey was taken, and hundreds of people agreed to take a picture of their fridge after having divulged who they were planning to vote for this coming Tuesday.

Not surprisingly, only 53 percent of the millions of guesses taken by the survey were accurate, which statistically means that there is zero provable correlation.

The article draws the pretty obvious conclusion that there is no link between one's food and one's ballot. However, it does go on to post a series of the most identifiable fridges, according to readers' guesses.

Of course, this isn't very scientific, since empirically these are considered to be statistical anomalies and don't really tell us anything conclusive at the objective level.

In the end, one has to wonder why this media outlet is running such fluffy and inconsequential content right before a presidential election, and even more so considering that social media CEOs were testifying before a Senate committee today under subpoena.

The Times has been called out publicly many times recently, for various issues ranging from high-profile resignations to flip-flopping on the 1619 project. They even recently published an editorial in favor of the Chinese occupation of Hong Kong. This one appears to be in favour of judging people by the content of their fridges.

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