DD on NewsHour: Edwards Verdict; Obama Crushing Romney on Twitter
In our regular segment on PBS’s NewsHour, Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz examined the explosion on Twitter as a jury prepared to let John Edwards walk. And they unveiled findings that President Obama (16 million followers) is creaming Mitt Romney (just over half a million followers) on Twitter. The picture becomes even more interesting when you examine the “social pull” of their Twitter fans.
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