Reporter Busted Playing Pokémon Go During State Department Briefing

US State Department spokesman John Kirby was trying to talk to the press earlier today about the efforts to combat ISIS, but one reporter had more important things to do.


CNN reports that the unidentified culprit was busted by Kirby mid-talk, interrupting his terrorism briefing to say “You’re playing the Pokemon thing right there, aren’t you.”

The reporter replied “I’m just keeping an eye on it.”

After Kirby was done, he circled back around, asking “Did you get one?”

To which the reporter said no, because “the signal’s not very good.”

Better luck next time, dude.

You can see the whole thing below.

Luke Plunkett is a Senior Editor based in Canberra, Australia. He has written a book on cosplay, designed a game about airplanes, and also runs


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“Mr. Trump, are you playing Pokemon Go?”

“I’ve caught all the pokemans. im gonna catch all the pokemans. i know smart catchers, smart trainers, we’re gonna get everyone together and catch every last pokeman in america.”