"This is not a distraction. This is what this campaign is going to be about."
That's what President Obama said during a press conference in Chicago minutes ago, when he was asked what he thought about Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker's critique of the campaign ad about Mitt Romney's time as CEO of Bain Capital.
Baratunde Thurston is co-founder of the black political blog <a href="http://www.jackandjillpolitics.com/">Jack & Jill Politics</a> and a prolific <a href="https://twitter.com/#!/baratunde">tweeter</a>.
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Deanna Zandt works as a social media consultant for media and advocacy organizations.
As part of a new tech segment, we're starting a social media advice column in which we'll ask experts your questions about how to behave online. This week's experts are Baratunde Thurston, former digital director of The Onion and author of How To Be Black, and Deanna Zandt, author of Share This!
Today at All Things Considered, we continue a project we're calling NewsPoet. Each month, we bring in a poet to spend time in the newsroom — and at the end of the day, to compose a poem reflecting on the day's stories.