This reporter got caught playing Pokemon Go during an ISIS briefing 5 years ago

This reporter got caught playing Pokemon Go during an ISIS briefing

Just because a US veteran challenged ISIS to a Pokemon Go battle doesn't mean the terror group and the mobile game should always go hand in hand.

While giving a briefing on the so-called Islamic State, US State Department spokesman John Kirby spotted a reported among the assembled media who wasn't behaving quite the same as everyone else there.

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Showing his powers of perception are as sharp as ever, Kirby called out the reporter who sheepishly responded in much the way a schoolchild might do if they were caught texting in class.

The only thing, though, is this wasn't a classroom setting - it was a state department briefing on ISIS.

Sometimes "I'm just keeping an eye on it" won't cut it.

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Sprinting past Justin Bieber to get your hands on a Gyarados is one thing.

Getting out of your car to rush into Central Park in a search for a Vaporeon is not something we'd advise but probably isn't hurting anyone.

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Falling off a cliff while engrossed in the game? Sure, it's stupid, but you're only harming yourself.

But getting an official to cut short an important speech to give you what's basically a grown-up version of a telling-off in front of the whole class? We wouldn't recommend it.

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