Story of Deasy Media Frenzy in 15 Tweets
Jamie Alter Lynton | October 29, 2013
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No matter what happens later today when LA Unified superintendent John Deasy is set to emerge from a closed-door session with school board members to discuss his future, the events leading up to this moment remain murky. Will we ever know if Deasy is being pushed out, resigning or something in between?
One thing is clear: a story posted on the LA Times website last Thursday, stating as fact that Deasy was ‘to resign’ set off a twitter frenzy, despite the fact that, well, it wasn’t entirely true. Exactly what transpired last Thursday between John Deasy and the school board president Richard Vladovic may never be revealed — but what we do know is the media moved from certainty to rumor in what we might call a twitter-u-turn:
— Matt Stevens (@MattStevensLAT) October 25, 2013
— Shelby Grad (@shelbygrad) October 25, 2013
L.A. schools Supt. John Deasy to resign Vladovic aide claims surprise
— alexanderrusso (@alexanderrusso) October 24, 2013 10:18pm
LA teachers’ union happy to see Deasy go. Official statement: — Madeleine Brand (@TheMadBrand) October 25, 2013 9:52pm
Hmm, so if Deasy didn’t actually resign as LAUSD supe, does that mean someone was trying out how the news would play w/ the public? — Liz Dwyer (@losangelista) October 24, 2013 10:32pm
Deasy Resignation Not So Certain After All
— Diane Ravitch (@DianeRavitch) October 25, 2013 5:52AM