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Table 3 The top 10 mentioned political news articles from the left-leaning and the right-leaning media sources in Twitter

From: Sharing political news: the balancing act of intimacy and socialization in selective exposure

Rank Left-leaning media Source # of RT
1 The President’s Opening Remarks on Iran nytimes 203 (l 100, r 50, b 53)
2 Cheney Is Linked to Concealment of C.I.A. Project nytimes 113 (l 97, r 2, b 14)
3 Sarah Palin Resigning as Alaska’s Governor nytimes 50 (l 38, b 12)
4 N. Korean Leader Pardons, Releases U.S. Journalists nytimes 48 (l 38, b 10)
5 ‘Military Coup’ Underway In Iran nytimes 47 (l 39, r 3, b 5)
6 Health Care Hecklers & the Rise of Right-Wing Rage nytimes 43 (l 41, b 2)
7 Conservatives Don’t Know He’s Joking nytimes 42 (l 38, b 4)
8 N.Y. Assembly Passes Gay Marriage Bill nytimes 39 (l 39)
9 10 Most Offensive Tea Party Signs From Tax Day Protests nytimes 39 (l 34, b 5)
10 Rick Perry Calls For Fed Help With Swine Flu nytimes 37 (l 28, b 9)
Rank Right-leaning media Source # of RT
1 North Korea Threatens to ‘Wipe Out’ U.S. foxnews 40 (l 2, r 20, b 18)
2 Obama Claim of AARP Endorsement ‘Inaccurate’ foxnews 30 (r 16, b 14)
3 House leaders drop their plans to buy fancy jets foxnews 30 (r 20, b 10)
4 WH Says Girl Chosen at ‘Random’ to Speak at Town Hall foxnews 28 (l 2, r 18, b b8)
5 Pelosi Calls Health Care Critics ‘Un-American’ foxnews 28 (r 14, b 14)
6 Latino Leaders Call for Illegal Immigrants to Boycott Census foxnews 24 (l 2, r 12, b 10)
7 Outbursts, Hot Tempers Fill Town Hall Meetings foxnews 24 (r 16, b 8)
8 Obama: Recovery Will Take Years Not Months foxnews 24 (r 20, b 4)
9 AARP Faces Backlash From Seniors Over Health Care Reform foxnews 22 (r 16, b 6)
10 Palin to stump for conservative Democrats foxnews 20 (r 6, b 14)
  1. The table also shows the news source of the article and the number of retweets of the article from different political groups, where l stands for liberals, r for conservatives, and b for others.