Social Media and the Truth

Russ Steele

Our local “center of the road” blogger, His Purpleness,  is always posting about the impact of social media in politics.  I was reminded of his words when I read this in about the Paul Ryan VP announcement this morning on the Instapundit:

MORE: Social media pushback: Running scared: Obama frantically tweets ‘FACTS’ about Ryan; citizens respond with truth. “Oh, dear. President Obama’s Twitter feed is a hot mess of scared.”

Here is some social media that is scaring Obama, the turn out at a Romney-Ryan event:


Social media cuts both ways. It can be powerful took for getting out the truth in 140 words.


About Russ Steele
Freelance writer and climate change blogger. Russ spent twenty years in the Air Force as a navigator specializing in electronics warfare and digital systems. After his service he was employed for sixteen years as concept developer for TRW, an aerospace and automotive company, and then was CEO of a non-profit Internet provider for 18 months. Russ's articles have appeared in Comstock's Business, Capitol Journal, Trailer Life, Monitoring Times, and Idaho Magazine.

6 Responses to Social Media and the Truth

  1. Steve Frisch says:

    ONly to be outdone by the fact that web searches for Paul Ryan Shirtless outnumber those for Paul Ryan Budget;)

  2. Michael Anderson says:

    I wonder if @GayPatriot wants to see Congressman Frank kiss his husband onstage at the Democratic Convention?

  3. Arthur M. Day. says:

    With all the power the august Congressman has wielded, he would never be a bottom. He will kiss his wife on stage and on camera at the Democratic Convention.
    You guys have sunk so low you have to look up to see down.

    • Michael Anderson says:

      Arthur, thank you for explaining the gay culture to me. I needed some help, from someone like you obviously more versed in this area. Again, thanks very much.

  4. Arthur M. Day. says:

    Hey, no problem. I was born in San Francisco and had ample opportunities to observe the sub-species when I lived in the South Bay area of Los Angeles for 38 yrs.

  5. Arthur M. Day. says:

    Mr. Anderson; If you really want to become well versed in the aforementioned area, you could not do better than to obtain and carefully read a copy of Randy Shilts book; ‘And the Band played On’. Mr Shilts knows whereof he spoke. He was a reporter for a bay Area gay men’s newspaper. He is no longer with us, he died of AIDS a few years ago.

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