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Surprise! White House Blocks Reporters From Tweeting Out Joe Biden’s Gaffes…

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

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Party poopers.

Vice President Joe Biden will take questions from reporters on a White House press call today, and as has been the case in the past, the on-the-record conversation will be embargoed until the end of the call.

The curious caveat — who would write an article during the middle of the call? — is a product of the post-Twitter presidential campaign, barring reporters from the beloved habit of tweeting remarks in real-time.

But it begs the question: If it’s going to be in an article 20 minutes later, why can’t it be on Twitter right now?

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