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Wendy Davis' filibuster ignites Twitter; fans rip news networks
Wendy Davis' filibuster ignites Twitter; fans rip news networks

Wendy Davis became a media star Tuesday, even though the major TV networks barely mentioned her. The 50-year-old Texas state senator waged a 10-hour-plus filibuster in Austin aimed at blocking a bill that would ban abortions at 20 weeks and force the state's abortion clinics to upgrade or close. In a dramatic example of the disconnect between social and mainstream media, Twitter and Facebook were aflame with arguments over the filibuster as it was happening, while TV news networks generally paid little or no attention, at least at first. RELATED: Texas abortion bill fight ends in chaos after marathon filibuster The gallery in the Texas Senate chamber was stuffed with partisans...

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