White House Banning Reporters from Tweeting Biden's Comments by Warner Todd Huston 25 Jul 2012 On July 24, Vice President Joe Biden took questions from the White House press during a phone conference call, but the White House told reporters they would not be allowed to use Twitter to live-report the VP's remarks. --- One might suggest that there was another reason for this Twitter ban. Biden is well-known as a gaffe machine and it is likely that the White House wanted time to get ahead of any possible flubs. If reporters were live Tweeting it the White House would have less time to invent the excuses for Biden's bungles. --- White House Banning Reporters from Tweeting Biden's Comments "can you STFU once in a while"