Update: Bob Collins has posted an explanation for what happened to his account in the comments here.
Looks like some local media folks may have been a bit too social on Twitter yesterday regarding the future of TheUptake at the state capitol based on the scrubbing of Tweets I’m seeing today.
For example, TPT’s Mary Lahammer has scrubbed out recent mentions of The Uptake from her Twitter account, including a few I was able to find elsewhere:
Did word come down from above that you shouldn’t talk publicly about efforts to kick your scrappy competitors out of the local press pool?
And what happened to MPR’s Bob Collins? That guy has an opinion on everything, including quite a few yesterday about TheUptake that have now disappeared after Bob apparently quit Twitter:
Here are Bob Collins’ tweets from yesterday where he was discussing TheUptake and related topics:
It looks like the first rule of fighting The Uptake is don’t talk about The Uptake.