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White House press secretary Robert Gibbs. AP Photo by Gerald Herbert

The Fix's twittering fingers have been getting a little creaky these days so we thought we would jump back into the game today when White House press secretary Robert Gibbs takes the podium at 12:30 pm 12:45 pm.

There is a TON going on in and out of Washington today that will be fodder for reporters' questions: the ongoing protests in Iran over the election results, the coming health care fight, the unveiling tomorrow of President Barack Obama's plan to restructure the financial sector and the White House's decision to turn down a request by MSNBC for the visitor logs at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.

Want to follow along with our observations? You can either sign up for "TheHyperFix" Twitter feed or scroll down in this post to catch up on the last ten tweets.

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    By Chris Cillizza  |  June 16, 2009; 11:30 AM ET
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    Comments

    It was really fun to follow your tweets via the Post website, as in the RNC chairmanship election, where I think your tweets provided the only live news coverage of that election on the planet. However, you have set it up now so that no tweets are available on the Post site at all, and only the final 10 or so are visible on the Twitter page. I don't want to sign up to "follow" you via Twitter. So, I guess I won't be following your tweets anymore, which is a shame. Choice is good for news consumers and I am sorry you offered it and then took it away.

    Posted by: fairfaxvoter | June 17, 2009 9:12 AM | Report abuse

    MST3000. That was as funny as stuff that's funny when you're messed up, and that is f u n n y funny.

    Not that I'm ever messed up.

    Posted by: margaretmeyers | June 16, 2009 6:02 PM | Report abuse

    I loved Mystery Science Theater. Do you remember Short Attention Span Theater? Or was that part of it.

    I have realized that Twitter is the technology for people who don't have a freaking clue about technology and want to seem 'hip'... it was obsolete before it even got here.

    Posted by: drindl | June 16, 2009 2:21 PM | Report abuse

    MORE ACTIONABLE FODDER?

    chrisfox8:

    Thanks for another libel. Your response could prove useful when Congress finally probes the illegal use of mainstream media to conduct government-funded agit-propandanda campaigns aimed at U.S. citizens who dare to exercise their right to freedom of political speech.

    Is this a lack of superintendence, or a manifestation of a corrupt, rogue "program"?

    http://nowpublic.com/world/govt-fusion-center-spying-pretext-harass-and-censor

    Posted by: scrivener50 | June 16, 2009 2:00 PM | Report abuse

    This practice of twittering Gibbs reminds me of mystery science theater 3000. Which was cool 15 years ago.

    Posted by: bsimon1 | June 16, 2009 1:40 PM | Report abuse

    In case anyone hasn't figured it out, scrivener50 is a psychotic who posts his hallucinatory imaginings in these pages. Don't bother to respond, and don't bother to report, it doesn't do any good.

    Posted by: chrisfox8 | June 16, 2009 1:27 PM | Report abuse

    WHEN WILL WHITE HOUSE/PENTAGON PRESS CORPS ASK ABOUT RADIATION WEAPONS USE AT GITMO -- AND HERE IN THE 'HOMELAND'?


    Chris:

    The most recent "torture memos" released as a result of an ACLU lawsuit provide further details, with detainees talking about feeling weak and exhausted as they endured torturous treatment.

    The report of the Senate Armed Services Committee discussed "induced" weakness, exhaustion and sleep deprivation.

    How were these effects "induced"? Reports have surfaced maintaining that so-called "directed energy weapons" -- silent, microwave and laser emitting weaponry -- have been used on detainees to induce these effects.

    How about shaking things up by asking Gibbs whether the Obama administration is investigating wehther microwave radiation weapons were used on detainees...

    ...and why such weaponry is being widely deployed to U.S. law enforcement under various federal programs and grants, including programs of the Justice Department.

    http://NowPublic.com/scrivener RE: "Gestapo USA"

    Posted by: scrivener50 | June 16, 2009 12:35 PM | Report abuse

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