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Reporters work in style in Google ‘lounge’ at GOP debate

Chris Moody
The Ticket

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Whatever you do, don't call it a press room. It's the Google "lounge."

Google, a co-sponsor of Thursday's Republican presidential debate, pampered reporters covering the event in Orlando, Fla., by rolling in a white carpet, billowy 15-foot curtains, modern-style couches, beanbag chairs, and tables full of snacks and bottomless gourmet coffee.

"There's a smoothie machine!"  one reporter exclaimed when he walked in, spotting glass cylinders filled to the brim with fresh fruit.

There was supposed to be a pinball machine, but the Florida Republican Party made the event organizers move it.

Needless to say, reporters don't get treated like this very often.

Take a look after the jump.

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The Google lounge

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Couches with candy in the press room

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Reporters in press room

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Free smoothies

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