A story in today’s Wall Street Journal says Robert Gibbs won’t be going to Facebook after all. Last month, there was speculation that the former press secretary would be heading to the social network as part of an effort to build up a comms team to handle all of the scrutiny the company’s getting from different angles.
Now The Journal says the deal is off, though there’s no comment from Facebook.
The article goes on to discuss the various issues Facebook faces, including the tightrope it’s walking as it tries to cut a path into China, privacy issues, and its relationship with Washington. It’s addressing that final issue with the live townhall meeting with President Barack Obama that has literally just started.