Palin's Facebook politics: Bypassing the media

October 19, 2009 

Link: The Washington Post Chris Cillizza of the Post's Morning Fix column explores the reasons behind Sarah Palin's embrace of Facebook as a means for getting out her political message (her latest post on the Senate health care bill came over the weekend) and her neglect of her Twitter feed. "Fred Malek, a major Republican donor, suggested that for a politician with very little staff, Facebook's ease of use may well appeal to Palin. 'Facebook has benefit of simplicity,' he added. John Coale, a Democratic trial attorney and personal friend of the governor's, suggested three reasons for her Facebook focus: '1. No editors 2. Beats Twitter 3. She has a zillion Facebook friends.' "

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