Presidential Debate, 21st Century Style

In looking through our list of websites to find an accurate article about the presidential debate, I found everything you could imagine.  Right-leaning conservatives shouting from the rooftops because of Mitt’s debate.  Left-leaning liberals worried about Obama’s epic flop.  Fact checkers, well, fact checking.  But this link tells it all about the state of this year’s presidential race.  Social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, as well as the up-to-the-minute nature of the Internet, have changed the dynamic of the race.  This article, “The Instant Spin Room,” provided live tweets from both liberals and conservatives during the debate.  Instead of waiting for political experts to analyze the debate, everyday citizens are letting their voices be heard instantaneously.  It has shaken up how we view politics, allowed fact-checkers to discuss things as they happen, and impacted how the American people view each candidate.  I can’t decide if it is a good or bad societal trend–what do other people think?

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