The bane of every reporter’s and blogger’s CPAC existence has been a slightly raised cord protector in the middle of the media center.
Most journalists have tripped, stumbled or completely fallen over it at least once while passing through the area. “Everyone. And we’ve tried everything,” a CPAC organizer told FishbowlDC when asked if she’s received any complaints. “We’ve tried ‘caution: wet floor’ signs, we’ve put the yellow tape down but people move them and keep tripping.” She confirmed that at least one person took a complete spill on the floor.
Erik Wemple, media reporter for WaPo, was one of many who took a while to get the hang of it.
“Happens every time,” he said, when we watched him take a tumble.
Other journalists who tripped over the cord protector (besides us, many times) include BuzzFeed Washington Bureau Chief John Stanton and The Daily Caller‘s Alex Pappas.
FBDC captured Wemple’s trip in the animated gif above.