The SFGate looks at Obama’s town hall meeting held Wednesday on Twitter. The article says Obama’s latest effort to tap into social and mobile media drew 169,395 tweeted questions on taxes, the budget and education, and gave the president a new in with the public.
From the story:
“Fireside chats were to Roosevelt what social media is to Obama,” said Andrew Rasiej, founder of the Personal Democracy Forum, a website on politics and technology.
Meanwhile, FactCheck.org takes a closer look at some of what it calls Obama’s “mis-tweets.”
From the post:
Obama also boasted that the payroll tax cut passed in December “put an extra $1,000 in the pockets of almost every single American.” The president is giving an average for all taxpayers, not a figure for “almost every single American.” The value of the tax cut depends on how much money each American makes. And the working poor ended up paying more as a result of the deal that included the payroll tax cut.