Reporter caught playing Pokemon Go interrupts US state department Isis conference

A US state department daily briefing on attempts to curtail Isis was interrupted after spokesman John Kirby caught a reporter at the conference otherwise engaged with a popular mobile game.

Kirby stopped his briefing to out an unnamed journalist as a Pokemon Go player, concerned that the reporter was more interested with ‘Catching Em All’ than paying attention.

The reporter retorted that he was just “keeping an eye on [the game]”.

On concluding the meet, Kirby asked if the reporter ‘Got one’ – sadly he didn't due to a poor signal. CNN caught the excruciating moment in the video above.

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