PEJ New Media Index: Bloggers Discuss Barack Obama’s Dating Life

May 10, 2012

A look at President Barack Obama's social life three decades ago was a hot topic on blogs last week.

The online conversation began after Vanity Fair published a selection from author David Maraniss' new book-Barack Obama: The Story-in the June 2012 issue of the magazine.

The excerpt went into great detail about Obama's relationships with two girlfriends in New York City shortly after he graduated from Columbia University in 1983. The author quotes from letters Obama wrote to one of his girlfriends, Alex McNear, as well as passages from the diary of another girlfriend, Genevieve Cook.

Read the full report, Bloggers Discuss Barack Obama’s Dating Life, on the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism website.

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