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Twitter and the Debate

8:29 AM, Oct 4, 2012   |    comments
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Many people watching the debate, took Twitter to express their opinions.

PBS newsman Jim Lehrer got mixed reviews for his role as the moderator.  

Many viewers took to Twitter, panning Lehrer's handling of the debate.

The two candidates strayed from the time limits throughout the debate and Lehrer struggled to enforce the set 15-minute segments covering the economy, health care and other topics. The result was a steady back-and-forth between Obama and Romney, with the candidates often talking over themselves.

But, Lehrer wasn't the only one whose name started popping up in people's Twitter feeds.

Romney said he'd cut funding for Lehrer's network "I'm sorry, Jim, I'm going to stop the subsidy to PBS ... I like PBS, I love Big Bird. Actually like you, too. But I'm not going to - I'm not going to keep on spending money on things to borrow money from China to pay for."

It didn't take long after that comment for Big Bird to start trending on Twitter.

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