Any reader of this blog knows of my fondness for comparing the financial and circulation differences between big name liberal and conservative publications. Previous entries (here and here) have compared only print publications. So how about the some presence on social media? Let us look at The Twitter and see who’s got the followers.
To begin, the big boys:
- The New York Times – 8,207,190 followers
- The Wall Street Journal – 2,730, 128 followers
- The Washington Times (just for the fun of it) – 70,187 (Remember that one next time it’s used as a source on radio or tv.)
Okay, how about some individuals who dispense wisdom financial and economic?
- Rick Santelli (patron saint of the Tea Party) – 13,958
- Paul Krugman – 1,003,471
- Larry Kudlow – 58,592
What about cable teevee’s 9:00 p.m. stars?
- Sean Hannity – 668,302
- Rachel Maddow – 2,568,204
And a few miscellaneous big names:
- Michelle Malkin – 508,521
- Michael Moore – 1,521, 596
- Rush Limbaugh – 356,322
- Matt Drudge – 184,243 (fading in fame?)
- Bill O’Reilly – 364,663
Who has followers in the millions? Same story as with print media.