The media has all but forgotten the biggest book tour of the year and is now focused on two things that are not doing so well: Eric Cantor and TweetDeck.
The House majority leader was defeated in a major upset in his Virginia primary Tuesday night, and congressional sources say that he will step down from his leadership position later on Wednesday. Cantor is the No. 2 Republican in the House.
Meanwhile, Twitter shut down its TweetDeck application Wednesday afternoon, after the site introduced a code fix meant to stop a security vulnerability, but it failed. TweetDeck is the lifeblood of D.C. journalism.
Twitter users are using the social media network’s webpage for now. Many who depend on TweetDeck to track information — especially about Cantor news, which is moving fast — are panicking. And some are using that panic to channel jokes about the ill-timed, midweek crash of a congressman and a crucial news app.