How bad is the press? So bad this guy was playing Pokemon Go during a State Dept. briefing

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Published by: Robert Laurie on Friday July 22nd, 2016

Forget ISIS! I'm on my Pokemon journey!

We all know that, under the Obama administration, State Department briefings are pretty much worthless.  When they're not filled with outright lies, they're thick with spin, obfuscation, and misdirection. But, and this is an important point, if you're a reporter covering them you should at least be paying attention.

Instead, "journalists" are spending their time playing Pokémon Go while State Department spokesman John Kirby gives his version of events.

....Because they're just that professional.

Watch as Kirby nails a so-far-unnamed reporter for trying to "catch 'em all" while he discusses efforts to fight ISIS:

Usually, we're the first to complain about this administration's B.S., but in this case, we're going the other way.  

No wonder no one trusts the press anymore.  If they can't put down their children's game long enough to listen to a briefing about a global war against terrorism, why would we ever assume they're getting their facts straight.

Bravo, Mr. Kirby.  Way to point out what a bunch of unprofessional asshats these people really are.  

...And before you ask: The answer is "No."  I don't care about the reporter’s political persuasion, or which "news" outlet he represents.  This was pathetic.