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Ten things we learned about the Internet From the Wendy Davis Filibuster.

1. Big media failed.

Senator Wendy Davis
Senator Wendy Davis

The rise of the 24-hour cable news network was supposed to bring superior coverage of the day's events. But, at just before midnight with the clock ticking down on some of the most compelling political theater you will ever see, the much-watched networks were covering celebrity gossip and the fight over naming bridges. One person noted that the local news in Dallas covered the filibuster briefly during the 10 p.m. broadcast, but cut over to the TMZ show at 10:30. This was a chance for a national news network to not just cover a good story, but to corner the market on coverage people so desperately wanted and they failed miserably.

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