THIS YEAR'S PRESIDENTIAL race is by far the most technologically advanced campaign ever. All of the candidates, including the two presumptive nominees, have made great use of the Internet.
John McCain has a video game on his official campaign site. Hillary Clinton posted videos almost daily and her campaign mass e-mailed supporters constantly in a push to raise funds.
Barack Obama's facebook site boasts more than one million friends. McCain has far fewer facebook friends but he is there (George Bush has even fewer).
Here is the question: Should journalists be facebook friends with the candidates? Does that reveal a lack of objectivity? Or is it just a smart move to get information as fast as possible?
6 months ago