There was plenty of media spin and punditry in Wednesday's debate, not just in Denver but on Twitter. The candidates appeared to be lacking in real zingers. Instead, it turns out the real conversation was happening through social media.
The 86-year-old North Dakota newspaper columnist become an Internet sensation because of her earnest, positive review of the Olive Garden restaurant in Grand Forks. Back in the '40s, she helped put Al Neuharth on a career track that led him to founding the "nation's newspaper."
T.J. Holmes has spent more than a decade in journalism, but now he's turning his sights to late night with a new show called Don't Sleep! The show began broadcasting on BET this week. Holmes sits down with host Michel Martin to discuss his career and hope to bring a fresh perspective to late night talk.
President Obama has held a lead in election polls. But some conservatives are accusing big media outlets of designing their polls to make Obama look good. And in some cases, by projecting a Democratic surge that would rival turnout in 2008.
The satirical news site reported a bogus poll: 77 percent of rural white voters would rather vote for Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad than President Obama. The Iranian news agency Fars did not understand it was a joke, and reported the survey as fact.
When you give to WAMU, your tax-deductible membership gift helps make possible award-winning programs such as Morning Edition, All Things Considered, The Diane Rehm Show, The Kojo Nnamdi Show, and other favorites.