A few minutes ago, CNN anchor Jake Tapper tweeted—and quickly deleted—two mysterious messages: “Please don’t make it soubd [sic] like I reached out to you” and “Lauren would kill me.” Both appear to be directed at someone Tapper was trying to reach via Twitter’s direct message function. What do they mean?
Here’s the first:
And the second:
Who was Tapper trying to contact? Who is Lauren? And why would she kill Tapper?
Update (2:00): CNN publicist Lauren Pratapas—who many believe is the “Lauren” to whom Tapper refers—published yet another mysterious tweet:
@Gawker jake who?
— Lauren Pratapas (@LPratapas) August 19, 2014