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Reporter caught playing Pokemon GO in state briefing

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 00:46

U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby calls out a reporter for playing Pokemon GO during a briefing. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) The popularity of Pokemon GO is hard to escape these days. And on Thursday, it found its way to the U.S. State Department. A reporter was caught playing the popular game during the daily briefing. State Department spokesman John Kirby called out the reporter saying, "You're playing the Pokemon thing right there, aren't you?" Kirby was making remarks about the fight against Islamic State when he stopped to address the reporter, who responded, "I'm just keeping an eye on it." Kirby continued his remarks, but not before asking the reporter again, "Did you get one?" The reporter responded, "the signal's not very good." "I'm sorry about that," Kirby said before continuing with the briefing.

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Reporter caught playing Pokemon GO in state briefing

Friday, July 22, 2016 - 00:46