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French Reporters Scolded
For Oval Office Selfies

NBC News, by Henry Austin

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Posted By:happywarrior, 2/13/2014 12:15:23 PM

Their boss was caught snapping himself with other World leaders at Nelson Mandela’s funeral but White House officials were not amused when French journalists took selfies in the Oval Office, according to one reporter. Staff told the reporters "it was not the done thing” to take a cellphone picture of yourself in the West Wing as they covered the visit of French President Francoise Hollande, according to Laurence Haim, a reporter with French TV station, Canal Plus.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/13/2014 12:25:52 PM     (No. 9730957)

The WH sez: Tut tut, selfies must never be taken by peasants visiting the White House, only royalty is allowed such behavior.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/13/2014 12:28:34 PM     (No. 9730958)

What in the world? Why not? The next thing will be confiscation of cellphones at the door.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: lancer12, 2/13/2014 12:32:35 PM     (No. 9730970)

Quel chagrin! Je vais appeller le corpseman.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: god of irony, 2/13/2014 1:06:18 PM     (No. 9731025)

What where they thinking? This is only appropriate at memorial services for former world leaders.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: PageTurner, 2/13/2014 1:14:50 PM     (No. 9731049)

All reporters do this. It´s not exactly a big bucks profession, so reporters snag these tiny perks.

I admit I´ve done it, too. Got some good ones!

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Reply 6 - Posted by: mickturn, 2/13/2014 3:24:41 PM     (No. 9731199)

But...but the Great Obie-won-kenobe did one, that means we can too!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: BaseballFan, 2/13/2014 3:36:00 PM     (No. 9731216)

I´d have told them, "Ah, mais oui! C´est dommage. Votre president avez le cervau d´un sandwich au fromage."

Disclosure: "Why yes! That´s too bad. Your president has the brains of a cheese sandwich."

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Reply 8 - Posted by: rlcnutter, 2/13/2014 4:01:01 PM     (No. 9731255)

That´s the thing about authoritarians. Even when the circumstances are silly and unimportant, they feel they still have to be authoritarian. Obama´s staff are just government-backed bullies.

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