#rush may rule the radio but his understanding of new media is painful. The left most certainly does not own Twitter.—
Rick Sheridan (@RickSheridan) August 06, 2013
Rush Limbaugh’s riff today on the future of the Washington Post and the slow death of the Left-leaning “dead tree media” was pretty much spot on, but four little words quickly interjected into the middle — “the Left owns Twitter” —have caused quite a stir among the true deed holders. (The Right Scoop has the audio.)
Limbaugh’s the undisputed king of the conservative airwaves, but his official Twitter account follows precisely zero people, and we’re guessing he’s not spent a lot of time on Twitter recently. Liberal journalists are routinely called out on their bias, hashtag campaigns like #Gosnell and #Benghazi have forced those topics into the public awareness and the headlines, and even the progressives at this year’s Netroots Nation conference conceded they have a lot of catching up to do to counter the “Michelle Malkin effect.” And don’t forget Sen. Ted Cruz collecting #StandWithRand tweets to read on the Senate floor in support of Sen. Rand Paul’s epic filibuster.