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Gay Politics

Evolution of “Bachmann’s husband is gay”

August 31, 2011

Candidate’s spouses don’t usually get much attention, but Michele Bachmann is an exception. Almost 7% of all tweets mentioning Bachmann also include the word ‘husband’, while only 0.07% of tweets about other 2012 GOP candidates mention ‘wife’. The amazing fact is that half of the tweets mentioning her husband also include the word ‘gay’. Since [...]

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Santorum under attack from gay activists

August 26, 2011

Most Frequent Mentioners of Santorum and ‘gay’ in Last 30 Days @GoogleSantorum_ 20 tweets @glbtworldnews 19 tweets @OnTopMag 17 tweets @LambdaLibris 15 tweets @tlrdfeed 12 tweets The fact that 14% percent of all tweets mentioning @RickSantorum include the word ‘gay’ is a clear sign that people are working hard to make that association. Here are [...]

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Gay Politics in 2012 GOP Race

August 26, 2011

Issues like Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell in the military and gay marriage have been dividing the social right from the left for decades, so it isn’t surprising that they find their way into thousands of tweets directed at 2012 GOP candidates. Over the next few blog posts we’ll look at the most frequently mentioned candidates [...]

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