With Social Media’s Rise, the Pulpit Isn’t Just the President’s Anymore

By: Ashley Parker | New York Times

Twitter has fast become the conventional-wisdom clearinghouse and real-time echo chamber for major political events, so it was not surprising Tuesday evening when Twitter also became the forum where opinion on President Obama’s State of the Union address seemed to crystallize before he had even finished speaking.
“The media party line where everyone can listen in,” said Mike Murphy, a Republican strategist.

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