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Twittering the White House Briefing

White House press secretary Robert Gibbs. AP Photo by Charles Dharapak

What better way to brighten a dreary day in Washington than to spend an hour with White House press secretary Robert Gibbs?

Starting at around 1:30 pm today, the Fix will be live twittering the press conference. Want to follow our observations, witticisms and arcana? Sign up for "TheHyperFix" Twitter feed or simply scroll down in this post for the ten most recent tweets.

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    Some of my peers seem to just like to play with their smartphones.. I did the same thing when I got my first massively sized 'cellular' phone..I think the long talk time battery weighed two pounds.

    Posted by: newbeeboy | April 20, 2009 4:38 PM | Report abuse

    This proves to me that Twitter is totally useless -- a toy best left in the hands of pre-adolescents. I mean, seriously, read this -- doesn't it sound it sound like any 12-year old?

    That's just what we need. Gibbs is trying to talk about serious national matters, and what we get out of it is trivial chat about food and eyeglasses. Sorry, Chris, nobody cares. Stick to actual writing.

    Posted by: drindl | April 20, 2009 3:35 PM | Report abuse



    Wouldn't you like to "twitter" about a really tough and probing question that you could ask at tomorrow's briefing?

    Like this:

    "Are there any more still-secret memos issued by the Bush Justice Department involving enhanced interrogation techniques -- specifically, involving the use of microwave radiation weapons on either detainees or American citizens?

    "And if there are, when will those memoranda be released -- or will a public interest group have to file a legal petition to force such a disclosure?"

    Now, that would be a "twit" I'd like to read.

    RE: "Bush torture memos," "Gestapo USA."

    Posted by: scrivener50 | April 20, 2009 3:13 PM | Report abuse

    Just say no to twitter for National Turn Off Week.

    And stop posting too.


    Posted by: WillSeattle | April 20, 2009 1:59 PM | Report abuse

    "Is there any weird phraseology than "advanced interrogation techniques"? "

    "war on terror."

    Posted by: drindl | April 20, 2009 1:55 PM | Report abuse

    God, this is boring. Maybe twitter is fascinating to you, CC, but clearly your readers are underwhelmed.

    So the potus is making you wait for lunch? What spoiled little weenies the DC press corps are.

    Now for something interesting: Palin trying to kneecap Sebelius:

    ?An online community of female supporters of Gov. Sarah Palin is launching a last minute campaign to derail the candidacy of Kathleen Sebelius for the secretary post at the Department of Health and Human Services.

    Team Sarah, which was founded to support and mobilize for the McCain-Palin ticket and claims tens-of-thousands of members, blasted out a petition on Monday morning urging members to "flood the phone lines" in opposition to Sebelius' candidacy."

    Posted by: drindl | April 20, 2009 1:47 PM | Report abuse

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