Biden Demands Twitter Embargo
Veep doesn't want press talking about comments until conference over
By Mark Russell, Newser Staff
Posted Jul 25, 2012 4:53 AM CDT
Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the annual convention of the National Association of Police Organizations in Florida this week.   (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)

(Newser) – Veep Joe Biden has added an unusual new embargo for his on-the-record press calls: No publishing anything about the call until it's over, reports Politico. Call it a reaction to the Twitter age, as reporters increasingly try to get out information as it is happening. The White House apparently wants to slow that down a bit.

"The embargo will allow journalists to hear the entirety of the vice president’s remarks and get the benefit of having their questions answered—before trying to condense a 30-minute conference call about a 20-page NEC report into a 140 characters," said a White House deputy press secretary. But, as Politico points out, that leads to another 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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Jul 27, 2012 11:51 AM CDT
Doesn't matter. Slow Joe and Barry the Commie will have many more "You didn't build that!" moments. They are both too stupid to NOT let their REAL thoughts out. Wouldn't be surprised to hear Obama slip, and say "God damn America" just like his spiritual mentor.
Jul 25, 2012 6:08 PM CDT
They try to control everything,they need to reread why they are even in the white house? And we the people need to stop whining about all the bad the keep doing and just kick their butts out!!! Too much talk and not enough action! get em out! Just think of the theme rawhide for! oh! and buy more guns.
Jul 25, 2012 3:41 PM CDT
An article about people who tweet their opinions of a press-statement before the statement is finished, being commented on by people who comment before reading the article. What a bunch of babies.