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Jay Newman
Twitter swamps TV in covering early returns
Twitter swamps TV in covering early returns

If you wanted any real sense of what was going on in the first hour after primary election polls closed Tuesday night, you had to go online or, better yet, plug into Twitter, because TV didn't seem to be trying hard at all. I am not talking about anything as bold and daring as the network affiliates actually interrupting or, God forbid, pre-empting reruns. I am talking about such basic business as putting tickers or crawls on the bottom of the screen with early vote totals as they came in. I was seeing few of them as I kept switching among WBAL (Channel 11), WJZ (Channel 13), WBFF (Channel 45) and WMAR (Channel 2). Of the four, the channels with the most data at the bottom of the...