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The VP's remarks will not be tweeted (embargoed until the end of 30 minute conference call)
Politico.com ^ | 7/24/12 | Dylan Byers

Posted on 07/24/2012 1:51:56 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

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?

(Excerpt) Read more at politico.com ...


TOPICS: Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: biden; censorship; freepress; remarks; tweeted; twitter
It's called damage control..

WH retweets to feather its own nest

1 posted on 07/24/2012 1:51:58 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

>> If it’s going to be in an article 20 minutes later, why can’t it be on Twitter right now?

Simple: he demands their FULL attention, and as inane as his comments are, it’s tough to assure that.

I mean, you could read a magazine, shave or put on makeup, AND tweet his “wizdum”, all at the same time without missing a beat. There’s nothing all that demanding of the listener’s intellect in Joey’s blather.


2 posted on 07/24/2012 1:56:19 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: NormsRevenge

>> If it’s going to be in an article 20 minutes later, why can’t it be on Twitter right now?

Simple: he demands their FULL attention, and as inane as his comments are, it’s tough to assure that.

I mean, you could read a magazine, shave or put on makeup, AND tweet his “wizdum”, all at the same time without missing a beat. There’s nothing all that demanding of the listener’s intellect in Joey’s blather.


3 posted on 07/24/2012 1:56:43 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: Nervous Tick

Why, you could even double-post if you were so inclined. :-)


4 posted on 07/24/2012 1:58:21 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Love the cult, respect the leader, but I simply can't drink the koolaid and die.)
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To: NormsRevenge

It takes 30 minutes to remove all the gaffes.


5 posted on 07/24/2012 2:00:13 PM PDT by rhinohunter (DraftWalkerNow)
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one scary fella.

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Hey. I'm not here because I'm gorgeous.

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden gestures during remarks to a White House Community Leaders Briefing on Seniors Issues, at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington July 16, 2012. Biden spoke to community leaders representing seniors organizations from across the country, highlighting his views on how the congressional Republican budget would affect the programs for seniors such as Medicare. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS HEALTH)

6 posted on 07/24/2012 2:00:35 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi)
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To: NormsRevenge

What dumb thing will Biden say today?

Or will he make another joke about Obama and his teleprompter?


7 posted on 07/24/2012 2:08:54 PM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
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To: NormsRevenge

It is not Damage Control, it is a test run to see if they can get away with it, if they fail they will simply blame “slow joe” and walk away from it. If they succeed then they will impose those new “standards” on the Press relating to the president.


8 posted on 07/24/2012 2:32:16 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: NormsRevenge

Why isn’t it being broadcast live on MSNBC for the adoring crowds?


9 posted on 07/24/2012 2:35:44 PM PDT by nascarnation
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To: GraceG
they will impose those new “standards” on the Press relating to the president.

Are your really thinking the egomaniacal Baraq Obama would turn down a chance to appear on live television?

10 posted on 07/24/2012 2:37:51 PM PDT by nascarnation
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11 posted on 07/24/2012 2:39:52 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: NormsRevenge

To give them time to cover his gaffes- “when I said XXXXX, what I meant was YYYYY”.


12 posted on 07/24/2012 2:56:20 PM PDT by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed &water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS, NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: NormsRevenge
why can't it be on Twitter right now?

So there can't be a follow-up question about the opening gaffe going viral.

13 posted on 07/24/2012 4:01:20 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Steyn: "One can argue about whose fault it is, but not ... whose responsibility it is: it's his")
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