Reporter caught playing Pokemon Go at State Dept press briefing
A speech on combating ISIS was interrupted on Thursday by a journalist playing Pokemon Go
For most journalists, showing up to daily US government briefings in Washington is often seen as a dreary, routine task.
But some reporters have found a way to keep themselves entertained.
During a Thursday briefing by John Kirby on continued US efforts to combat ISIS online, the spokesman’s attention was drawn to a reporter evidently engaging in attempts to combat boredom.
“You’re playing the Pokemon thing right there, aren’t you?” Kirby asked.
“I’m just keeping an eye on it,” replied the reporter.
Kirby then continues on with his speech, ending his point with a question to the reporter “Did you get one?”
“No. The signal is not very good.”
Replying while laughing, Kirby apologizes to the reporter - whom he called Brad - for the state department’s weak phone signal.
The Pokemon Go mobile game has swept the world off its feet and motivated many to walk around in search of the augmented reality game’s target creatures with their smartphones.
New Zealand man quits his job to play Pokemon GoThe bartender quit his job to catch all the Pokemon characters Variety
Pokemon Go down: Servers crash as millions try to access gameMillions of fans of the hit mobile Pokemon Go game in the US and around Europe complained of being unable to access the game on Saturday after the ... Technology
UAE, Kuwait warn of Pokemon Go security risksThe United Arab Emirates and Kuwait on Friday warned users against the wildly popular “Pokemon Go” game over concerns of security breaches. Media
Pokemon and the Arabs: First banned by fatwa, but now good to ‘Go’This week, Arab fans have joined a growing worldwide Pokémon GO craze, all set to “gotta catch 'em all!” Variety