Friday, April 1, 2011
The New Sound Bite
Meredith Shiner at Politico sheds some light on the effect of Twitter on political dialogue with her story "Eric Cantor, Chuck Schumer tap Twitter to push agendas".
"The two lawmakers’ back-and-forth barbs are playing out on Twitter as a sign of how Capitol Hill works these days. In an instant, one tweet can be picked up by partisans, pundits and papers and lay the framework for more nuanced messages in speeches and press releases. It also means message masters like Schumer or Cantor have larger platforms to get their points across — more quickly than ever."