‘Not a joke’: How did reporter ask Marie Harf this question ‘with a straight face’?

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http://twitter.com/#!/TheVeritable/status/523184468342108161

@TheVeritable @celebrityhottub @marieharf nope

— John Hudson (@John_Hudson) October 17, 2014

So evidently, this is a thing that actually happened today:

A reporter just asked @marieharf why the State Department is not starting an Ice Bucket Challenge for Ebola

— John Hudson (@John_Hudson) October 17, 2014

Come on. No way. No way someone would actually ask that … right? Right???

@John_Hudson @marieharf Was that really a serious question?

— Benjamin Weinthal (@BenWeinthal) October 17, 2014

@BenWeinthal @marieharf Yep. Delivered with a straight face

— John Hudson (@John_Hudson) October 17, 2014

@lachlan @allahpundit @John_Hudson @marieharf please say that's a joke

— troopmaster518 (@troopmaster518) October 17, 2014

@troopmaster518 @lachlan @allahpundit @marieharf not a joke. delivered with a straight face

— John Hudson (@John_Hudson) October 17, 2014

Oy. Vey.

No, I don’t know the name of said reporter, but I’ve seen her at State briefings before

— John Hudson (@John_Hudson) October 17, 2014

Well, clearly she’s a little out of her depth.

I'm sorry, the only response to that question should have been, "Please surrender your press pass" @John_Hudson @redsteeze

— darthlevin ن (@darthlevin) October 17, 2014

True story!

#Facepalm RT @John_Hudson A reporter just asked @marieharf why the State Department is not starting an Ice Bucket Challenge for Ebola

— Anup Kaphle (@AnupKaphle) October 17, 2014

Whaa?? "@AnupKaphle: #Facepalm @John_Hudson A reporter just asked @marieharf why StateDept is not starting an Ice Bucket Challenge 4 Ebola”

— Kristi (@KristiIA) October 17, 2014

Welp “@John_Hudson: A reporter just asked @marieharf why the State Department is not starting an Ice Bucket Challenge for Ebola”

— Miyanda Nehwati (@jacarandachick) October 17, 2014

Aside from being stupid, it's October and half the country would succumb to hypothermia. #EbolaIceBucketChallenge

— Noah Rothman (@NoahCRothman) October 17, 2014

pretty amazing logic: This Internet campaign was cool, so why doesn’t the USA adopt it as an official strategy for combating ebola!

— John Hudson (@John_Hudson) October 17, 2014

What’s next?

@John_Hudson @marieharf Good grief. I guess the next question will be, why hasn't State jump-started a hashtag campaign to fight Ebola?

— Benjamin Weinthal (@BenWeinthal) October 17, 2014

Actually, we could totally see that.

Is this any less serious than what the State Department would usually do? https://t.co/IPXxwMzXAa

— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) October 17, 2014

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