Menino Bows Out: Tweet by Tweet
David Bernstein broke the news via Twitter.
Paul Revere had his two lanterns, and around 2 p.m. yesterday former Boston Phoenix reporter David Bernstein sent two tweets heard round the world, floating the rumor that Mayor Menino would not seek reelection:
OK, I’m just going to say it, and y’all need to take this as unconfirmed rumor & not start screaming in the streets of Boston OK? …
â€” David S. Bernstein (@dbernstein) March 27, 2013
Past 24 hours I’ve been hearing that Menino is informing key people he is NOT running for re-elect. UNABLE TO CONFIRM – but nobody will deny â€” David S. Bernstein (@dbernstein) March 27, 2013
The Dorchester Reporter’s Gintautas Dumcius quickly picked up on the news:
And Bernstein started getting more sources coming is way:
Two sources: Menino to announce not running for re-election tomorrow at 4:00pm, Faneuil Hall â€” David S. Bernstein (@dbernstein) March 28, 2013
Then Dumcius’ own sources confirmed it a bit later:
By then the news had quicklyÂ ricochetedÂ around theÂ Twitter-sphere:
The Globe posted their own tweet to that effect…
And changed their banner headline to break the news:
Posting a story shortly thereafter.
Meanwhile, mayoral candidate John Connolly graciously thanked the Mayor
Thank you, Mr. Mayor. Youâ€™ve done great things for Boston. Iâ€™m thankful to have worked with you and to have learned from you. #bospoli
â€” John Connolly (@JohnRConnolly) March 28, 2013
And Howie Carr got in some not-so-gracious digs over at the Herald:
While Globe Editor Brian McGrory posted a sit-down with the hizzoner as he looked back on the last 20 years.
And the man who broke the news? What was he up to all this time?
â€” David S. Bernstein (@dbernstein) March 28, 2013
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