What Google can tell us about Joe Biden, Paul Ryan and ourselves — in one graphic

October 12, 2012

To (kind of) quote Bill Parcells: You are what your search history says you are.

And so, for all the media critics who insist the press focuses on all the wrong things, prioritizing superficial pomp over policy heft, we give you a chart of the top search terms on Google during Thursday night's vice presidential debate between Joe Biden and Paul Ryan.

It's eye-opening and reveals that deep down at places you don't talk about at parties, you are interested in seeing Paul Ryan shirtless and, possibly, working out shirtless.  Or knowing just how old Joe Biden actually is. Embrace it.

Chris Cillizza writes “The Fix,” a politics blog for the Washington Post. He also covers the White House.
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