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Screening Obama: White House looks to install new teleprompter, Prez to get fed info at press events
American Spectator ^ | 2.16.09 @ 6:09AM | the Prowler

Posted on 02/16/2009 7:23:23 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines

the White House is looking to install a small video or computer screen into the podium used by the president for press conferences and events in the White House. "It would make it easier for the comms guys to pass along information without being obvious about it," says the adviser.

The screen would indicate whom to call on, seat placement for journalists, pass along notes or points to hit, and so forth, says the adviser.

Using a screen is nothing new for Obama; almost nothing he said in supposedly unscripted townhall events during the presidential campaign was unscripted, down to many of the questions and the answers to those questions. Teleprompter screens at the events scrolled not only his opening remarks, but also statistics and information he could use to answer questions.

Obama had a teleprompter set up for his remarks last week, before taking questions, but the White House couldn't use the teleprompter for anything but the remarks, because the journalists were so close to the screens. Further complicating matters, teleprompter copy can't be easily updated in real time, in a setting like a White House press conference.

(Excerpt) Read more at spectator.org ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; Government
KEYWORDS: baracchio; bho44; bhopress; first100days; obama; obamavanilli; ozbama; teleprompter
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1 posted on 02/16/2009 7:23:23 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.......


2 posted on 02/16/2009 7:24:28 AM PST by Sybeck1 (WHITE AND EMBRACING WHAT IS RIGHT!!!!!!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Phoney baloney.

FMCDH(BITS)

3 posted on 02/16/2009 7:25:34 AM PST by nothingnew (I fear for my Republic due to marxist influence in our government. Open eyes/see)
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To: Sybeck1
OOOHHH!Look ,mommy!

A life-sized puppet of a president!

4 posted on 02/16/2009 7:25:55 AM PST by hoosierham (Waddaya mean Freedom isn't free ?;will you take a credit card?)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

And will there be somebody handy to change Obama’s batteries if they start to run down?


5 posted on 02/16/2009 7:26:12 AM PST by Bertha Fanation
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Robamabot


6 posted on 02/16/2009 7:26:12 AM PST by lightman (Adjutorium nostrum (+) in nomine Domini.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Can’t have the president uh-ing and ah-ing, now can we?


7 posted on 02/16/2009 7:26:35 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Hey, Obama! Where's my check?)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Look! It’s the 0bomatron!


8 posted on 02/16/2009 7:28:14 AM PST by Paladin2 (No, pundits strongly believe that the proper solution is more dilution.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Doesn’t he already have a direct feed to his earpiece from George Soros?


9 posted on 02/16/2009 7:28:19 AM PST by Wil H (No Accomplishments, No Experience, No Resume No Records, No References, Nobama..)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
The way he sees us:


10 posted on 02/16/2009 7:28:27 AM PST by Starfleet Command
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
We used to have a president with a degree from Yale, an MBA from Harvard, who could fly a jet, who ran a successful business, had been governor of one of our largest, most populous states, and who won a major war in the Middle East.

But that guy was a moron.

Now we have a president who needs to receive prompts from a guy in a control booth so that he doesn't totally embarass himself in front of a syncophantic press corps.

All hail Obama!

11 posted on 02/16/2009 7:29:12 AM PST by ClearCase_guy (Obama must be the Antichrist. No one else would work so hard to destroy the US.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

idiocracy was on TV last night.

It is a REALLY poorly made movie but ironically it has some really parallel points with Obama.

The “hero” of the movie finds a black president who is giving off fluff speeches using a teleprompter.

(premise, stupid people breed fast and joe average is put to sleep to wake up 500 years later to find only stupid people left on the planet.)


12 posted on 02/16/2009 7:29:31 AM PST by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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All of this to cover the ineptitude of Flop Ears.

He is told what to say.

What a fine media we have in the US. That they could actually pretend this arrogant poser has the capability to answer based on his own grasp and knowledge.

I guess the teleprompter ebnables him to fly around, party and yuck it up with the sheeple at townhalls. He doesn’t need to study to sell BS to them. They are empty vessels ready and willing to take the pocket change and empty platitudes offered.


13 posted on 02/16/2009 7:29:39 AM PST by dforest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Maybe the teleprompter and the president could trade roles, with Teleprompter at the podium and Obama kind of off to the side.


14 posted on 02/16/2009 7:30:28 AM PST by Yardstick
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The guy just cannot function without a teleprompter.

Obama version: The uh guy uh hm just uh cannot uh hm uh uh function uh without a uh uh hmm uh a uh teleprompter.


15 posted on 02/16/2009 7:31:21 AM PST by TomGuy
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

IS this for real???


16 posted on 02/16/2009 7:31:37 AM PST by jackv (Just shakin' my head!!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

What they are admitting is Zero needs a cheat sheet and minions behind the screen to answer questions from the press. This certainly doesn’t instill confidence in either him or the country he represents. Yet another sign of this man’s weaknesses. Hang on to your hats boys and girls, this man may get us all killed yet.


17 posted on 02/16/2009 7:31:44 AM PST by mort56
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Unbelievable. The first question of every press conference (in my fantasy world) would be “Are you going to be fed the answers to the question from your prompter? Or will you step away from the podium?”


18 posted on 02/16/2009 7:32:40 AM PST by DouglasKC
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

He is so stupid he has to be a puppet while someone pulls his strings.


19 posted on 02/16/2009 7:33:02 AM PST by Piquaboy (22 year veteran of the Army, Air Force and Navy, Pray for all our military .)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Why of course. We can’t have this lightweight-socialist, propagandists-created, con-man’s packaging becoming unwrapped during propagandist’s conferences...CAN WE?


20 posted on 02/16/2009 7:34:39 AM PST by PGalt
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To: mort56

When he’s negotiating with our enemies in Russia, Iran, North Korea, and Venezuela, will he have a cheat screen then or will he just wing it?


21 posted on 02/16/2009 7:34:55 AM PST by BigBobber
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To: ClearCase_guy
Great comments. One reason that the press likes Obama so much is that he has exactly the same qualifications for a job as they do...the ability to read a teleprompter and a face...except for Helen Thomas, of course.
22 posted on 02/16/2009 7:35:41 AM PST by madinmadtown (BO stinks..)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Obama Goes Wireless


23 posted on 02/16/2009 7:36:22 AM PST by Iron Munro (Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But I repeat myself.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

So the Obama is too stupid to field real questions from the press?

And what if Bush did this ... Chimpy Bush would be called every derisive name in the book.


24 posted on 02/16/2009 7:36:28 AM PST by Tarpon (If you don't stand on principle, you stand for nothing at all.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
If this were, say, Palin, it wouldn't be a little piece in American Spectator. Oh no, it would be wall to wall. Only a rider of the short bus would require such an ADA workplace accomodation. For Obama, the MSM will marvel breathless at his way cool tech savvy.
25 posted on 02/16/2009 7:37:21 AM PST by Plutarch
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

But...0bama is soooo intelligent.
He’s actually an empty suit


26 posted on 02/16/2009 7:37:43 AM PST by Steven Tyler
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
The screen would indicate whom to call on, seat placement for journalists, pass along notes or points to hit, and so forth, says the adviser.

And it hasn't even been a month.

27 posted on 02/16/2009 7:37:59 AM PST by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: Sybeck1

Somebody hack into it!


28 posted on 02/16/2009 7:39:16 AM PST by Semper Mark (Communism is Socialism With A Gun To Your Head!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

The new teleprompter will coordinate answers to the pre-screened questions from hand-picked “journalists”. Q&A’s spoon fed for public consumption. (Ad Age didn’t name him Marketing of the Year in ‘08 for nothing.)


29 posted on 02/16/2009 7:39:27 AM PST by sarasota
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
One thing I have to complement the Obama administration on: they react quickly to style complaints. Obama looked foolish snapping he head left and right to look at his teleprompters outside of his normal field of vision and didn't spend nearly enough time looking at the camera. Now he'll just have to look down.
30 posted on 02/16/2009 7:39:30 AM PST by KarlInOhio (On 9/11 Israel mourned with us while the Palestinians danced in the streets. Who should we support?)
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To: BigBobber

When he’s negotiating with our enemies in Russia, Iran, North Korea, and Venezuela, will he have a cheat screen then or will he just wing it?
___________________________________________

They’ll chew him up and spit US out.


31 posted on 02/16/2009 7:39:34 AM PST by unkus
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To: Sybeck1
Yes, the 'wizard - not' will continue to amaze and inform. . .hope this empty suit - and sooner not later - falls flat on his face at his 'managed' Press conferences.

Obamafraud should wear thin on the Media. . .but will it? No one should hold their breath waiting. . .

32 posted on 02/16/2009 7:39:59 AM PST by cricket (January 20, 2009 - <I>the day the music died</I>)
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To: BigBobber
When he’s negotiating with our enemies in Russia, Iran, North Korea, and Venezuela, will he have a cheat screen then or will he just wing it?

Why do you think he's having such a nervous breakdown about giving up his blackberry device?

33 posted on 02/16/2009 7:40:01 AM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: ClearCase_guy
VERY well said.

Axelrod, Soros, Ayers........the list is endless.


34 posted on 02/16/2009 7:40:04 AM PST by COUNTrecount (http://obamaclock.org/)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

This is not surprising, but is distressing. The fools have elected a fool, and now the whole world knows it (if they didn’t when he was running and bowing to our enemies).


35 posted on 02/16/2009 7:41:14 AM PST by PghBaldy (Stimulus will provide DEATHCARE to the elderly and infirm.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Obama is the Jonas Nightengale of Presidents.

Without the happy ending.


36 posted on 02/16/2009 7:41:40 AM PST by savedbygrace (You are only leading if someone follows. Otherwise, you just wandered off... [Smokin' Joe])
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To: ClearCase_guy

Your #11 - Post of the day!


37 posted on 02/16/2009 7:42:56 AM PST by Let's Roll (Stop paying ACORN to destroy America! Cut off their government funding!)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Look on the bright side of this brilliant President’s agenda, he’s going to hold a concert for Stevie Wonder. They’ll probably bill it “The Blind Leading the Blind”.


38 posted on 02/16/2009 7:43:08 AM PST by rangeryder (If a man says something in the woods, is he still wrong?)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Idiot Alert!!


39 posted on 02/16/2009 7:43:40 AM PST by PLD
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That will cause some uncomfortable delays

Reporter: Mr President, what is 8+8?
Obama: Ah...that’s a very good question. In case you didn’t hear it, he asked me “What is 8+8?”. I want to, ah, make this clear to the American people in the, ah, clearest way possible. And that is that, 8+8 is .....uh, you did ask 8+8 right? OK, well, it’s 16. Next question plz.


40 posted on 02/16/2009 7:43:42 AM PST by AppyPappy (If you aren't part of the solution, there is good money to be made prolonging the problem.)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Remember when they accused GB of wearing a wireless device at a debate to have someone feed him info? It caused a bump in his suit.


41 posted on 02/16/2009 7:44:00 AM PST by Walmartian
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To: Markos33

Attention, zombies ahead! LOL That should do it.


42 posted on 02/16/2009 7:44:08 AM PST by dforest
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

LOL! He’s got to be fed his lines even to answer questions from the press. What a loser!!


43 posted on 02/16/2009 7:44:15 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Maybe the information sent to his teleprompter will come from his “old Chicago friends” who communicate with him via Blackberry. Remember the leftist paranoia about whether President Bush was wired in his debate with John Kerry? I guess that was...different, somehow.


44 posted on 02/16/2009 7:44:29 AM PST by Piranha
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To: Behind Liberal Lines
Screening Obama: White House looks to install new teleprompter, Prez to get fed info at press events

So ....ummmm ...... who is really President?


45 posted on 02/16/2009 7:44:31 AM PST by Polybius
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To: Bertha Fanation; lightman; All
"And will there be somebody handy to change Obama’s batteries if they start to run down?"

"Romanabot"


46 posted on 02/16/2009 7:44:44 AM PST by musicman (Until I see a REAL C.O.L.B. BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: Bertha Fanation
"And will there be somebody handy to change Obama’s batteries if they start to run down?"

What about someone to change his diapers, and wipe the drool from his chin?

47 posted on 02/16/2009 7:45:05 AM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Who is typing in messages for Barry? This stuff is getting scary....more proof Barry is a puppet


48 posted on 02/16/2009 7:45:58 AM PST by stainlessbanner
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

Didn’t the Rat media accuse Bush of wearing a hidden device to feed him answers during the 2004 debates?

How is this different?


49 posted on 02/16/2009 7:46:15 AM PST by Fresh Wind (Hey, Obama! Where's my check?)
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To: PLD

Someones should send this to Drudge or Rush or Hannity or Savage or O’Reilly...


50 posted on 02/16/2009 7:46:24 AM PST by PghBaldy (Stimulus will provide DEATHCARE to the elderly and infirm.)
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