Tag Archives: Journalists

LUNCH LID

A mid-day moratorium established by the White House on newsworthy announcements and events. The announcement, ‘the lunch lid is on’ means that reporters can go to lunch knowing that any important news from the White House will not break as they are eating.

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ZOO PLANE

a self-deprecating nickname for a plane carrying journalists accompanying a politician. On zoo planes, the animals are reporters waiting hungrily to be fed the next breaking news story.