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SOURCE: Reporters were told in advance if president was going to call on them.
Drudge ^ | 3/24/09 | Drudge

Posted on 03/24/2009 9:42:30 PM PDT by pissant

SOURCE: Reporters were told in advance if president was going to call on them. Senior Administration Officials notified reporters from Stars & Stripes, Univision and other news outlets that they should have question ready. Several reporters moved up in assigned seats as result...

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I'm just shocked that the dumbest man ever to pretend to be POTUS is this scripted.
1 posted on 03/24/2009 9:42:31 PM PDT by pissant
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To: pissant

lol!


2 posted on 03/24/2009 9:45:19 PM PDT by ken21 (the only thing we have to fear is fdr deja vu.)
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To: pissant
Waiting for the cries of "scripting the news".

crickets.....crickets......crickets......

3 posted on 03/24/2009 9:45:22 PM PDT by TexasNative2000 (I want President Obama AND his policies to fail.)
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To: pissant

everything is scripted. and I am sure they were told not to ask about AIG


4 posted on 03/24/2009 9:45:28 PM PDT by GeronL (....and I won't let it happen again!)
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To: pissant

That explains Compton’s reaction when called on. Her question could not have been more insipid.


5 posted on 03/24/2009 9:45:38 PM PDT by capydick ("History does not long entrust the care of freedom to the weak or the timid".)
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To: pissant

All scripted and yet he still needs a big ass tv to tell him what to say.


6 posted on 03/24/2009 9:46:44 PM PDT by Jet Jaguar (Atlas Shrugged Mode: ON)
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To: pissant

This was obvious. When he called on a reporter from the Mexican press, he asked if she was there - he was reading off a prepared list. The same happened when he called the Ebony guy. He picked NBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, Fox, Politico (internet), plus an assortment of others. It was so prepared it sure sounded like he knew the questions in advance. Either way he had his prepared responses in advance. This act is wearing thin very quickly.


7 posted on 03/24/2009 9:47:10 PM PDT by untwist
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To: pissant
The next step: submit your questions in advance so that the answers can be programmed into TOTUS.

Some think this has already occurred.

8 posted on 03/24/2009 9:47:31 PM PDT by justlurking (The only remedy for a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.)
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To: pissant

“Also sprach Telethustra”


9 posted on 03/24/2009 9:47:55 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (May God save America from its government; this is no time for Obamateurs. Emmanuel = Haldeman?)
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To: GeronL

>everything is scripted. and I am sure they were told not to ask about AIG

It would be fun to see all the reporters think “F-— this” and ask him about AIG and nonscripted, tough questions.


10 posted on 03/24/2009 9:48:33 PM PDT by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: pissant

Hey Obama, who is the President of France?


11 posted on 03/24/2009 9:50:44 PM PDT by MaxMax (RINO=RAT!)
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To: pissant
Audio from hidden mic; Oblahma rehearsing for press conference!
12 posted on 03/24/2009 9:53:37 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: pissant

I can’t wait for the Obama apologists to ‘splain this one.

One guess, the reporters, in the presence of the Messiah, may be soooo starstruck, so awed, that it is for the media’s benefit to know, and emotionally prepare for their ‘calling out.’ Yes. It is all done in kindness and mercy for the press.


13 posted on 03/24/2009 9:55:26 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (Obama Speeches--Teleprompter In Chief--TIC Talk)
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To: PennsylvaniaMom

They won’t explain a thing, their messiah can do absolutely no wrong. Our entire country seems to have fallen for a cult leader worse then Manson or Jim Jones.


14 posted on 03/24/2009 9:59:36 PM PDT by Brytani (Obama's Hope and Change - Hope for terrorists and Change left in our wallets)
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To: Brytani

The State Run Media can go to hell.

When the idiots who voted for this Communist Dictator get

his boot up their a$$es, I hope it hurts.


15 posted on 03/24/2009 10:02:03 PM PDT by unkus
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To: Brytani

The State Run Media can go to hell.

When the idiots who voted for this Communist Dictator get

his boot up their a$$es, I hope it hurts.


16 posted on 03/24/2009 10:02:55 PM PDT by unkus
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To: pissant

I watched Congressman LaTourette (R-OH) playing Clue on C-SPAN tonight. It was hilarious. They had all the people that met with Nancy Pelosi discussing who put in the part of the bill to give AIG bonusses. They figured out the weapon was a pen. And they guessed that Senator Dodd committed the crime, but were puzzled why Rahm Emanuel was in there helping to craft the bill. It was all done during after hour speechifying, and they were obviously having fun with the situation, but were straight faced. Charlie Rangel and Harry Reid were suspects as was Pelosi, Dodd, and Emanuel. Wish I’d have taped it.


17 posted on 03/24/2009 10:08:21 PM PDT by OrioleFan (Republicans believe every day is the 4th of July, democrats believe every day is April 15)
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To: pissant
2005 Bush Press Conference when the reporters were allowed to raise their hands!


18 posted on 03/24/2009 10:10:44 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: MaxMax

That’s what I yelled at my tv for some reporter to ask the brain!!!


19 posted on 03/24/2009 10:11:28 PM PDT by tina07 (In loving memory of my father,WWII Vet. CBI 10/16/42-12/17/45, d. 11/1/85 -Happy B'day Daddy 2/20/23)
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To: capydick
"That explains Compton’s reaction when called on. Her question could not have been more insipid."

I will never be able to think about 9/11 without recalling her snide anti-Bush remarks on that day:As Air ForceOnewent to Barksdale, then Omaha, she said of the President: "He can run, but he can't hide..."

It was one of the all-time low-class low points in radio news. I cannot see her face without thnking of that stupid "report."

20 posted on 03/24/2009 10:12:06 PM PDT by cookcounty (Obama got Bush's inheritance and now he wants yours.)
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To: untwist

Which would explain why Obama became so angry and flustered when the CNN guy went off-script!!


21 posted on 03/24/2009 10:15:50 PM PDT by tcrlaf ("Hope" is the most Evil of all Evils"-Neitzsche)
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To: untwist
It was so prepared it sure sounded like he knew the questions in advance.

That's because in addition to 0bama having the TOTUS, the reporter that were called on also the TOTPOTPOTUS -- the Telepromter Of The Press Of The President Of The United States.

22 posted on 03/24/2009 10:19:30 PM PDT by RedWhiteBlue
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To: pissant

23 posted on 03/24/2009 10:19:56 PM PDT by maggief (The only transparency within this administration is the teleprompter.)
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To: NonValueAdded
“Also sprach Telethustra”

Now that is funny!!
24 posted on 03/24/2009 10:19:58 PM PDT by Deo volente (B. Hussein Obama: First Administrator of the United Socialist States of Amerika.)
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To: pissant

Obama gave it away that the reporters where preselected when he called on Ann Compton and said “you look surprised Ann?”

And Compton responded “I am.”


25 posted on 03/24/2009 10:23:54 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Yehuda

That made Zero sense.


26 posted on 03/24/2009 10:24:57 PM PDT by liberty or death
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To: pissant

There is something wrong with him. They can say he’s smart and a great speaker all they want, I sure as hell don’t see it. I think he has mental issues.


27 posted on 03/24/2009 10:32:17 PM PDT by mojitojoe ( Idiots elected a Marxist ideologue with narcissistic personality disorder & America is dying.)
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To: liberty or death

touche!

(or listen to it longer!)


28 posted on 03/24/2009 10:34:39 PM PDT by Yehuda (Land of the free, THANKS TO THE BRAVE!)
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To: tina07
2005 Bush Press Conference when the reporters were allowed to raise their hands!

To be fair, President Bush did use a list of reporters at some of his press conferences as well. It's not exactly the same thing (I don't believe he told them in advance that he was going to call on them), but it does mean that the reporters raising their hands had nothing to do with who got to ask questions.

29 posted on 03/24/2009 10:37:17 PM PDT by Conscience of a Conservative
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To: mojitojoe
he is a great speaker with the teleprompter and I'll tell you why. The words are right in front of him so he doesn't have to think about anything except one thing: how great and wonderful he thinks he is. So he uses his big ego to sound like a great and powerful speaker. It's not so easy for a more humble person to speak like that and that is why he has such a big advantage.
30 posted on 03/24/2009 10:45:48 PM PDT by ari-freedom ( Hail to the Dork!)
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To: pissant; Yehuda; dennisw; sheik yerbouty

The press are nothing but a bunch of loser Telestinians with a car-swarm mentality.


31 posted on 03/24/2009 10:47:12 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: pissant

No question for Helen...


32 posted on 03/24/2009 10:48:23 PM PDT by jws3sticks (Hillary can take a very long walk on a very short pier, anytime, and the sooner the better!)
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To: pissant

Were the scripted reporters using a teleprompter too?


33 posted on 03/24/2009 10:49:03 PM PDT by SoldierDad (Proud Dad of a U.S. Army Infantry Soldier presently instructing at Ft. Benning.)
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To: Conscience of a Conservative

Yes, President Bush used his list to only identify reporter.


34 posted on 03/24/2009 10:49:21 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: pissant

Egad, Hillary Clinton wasn’t this scripted.


35 posted on 03/24/2009 10:52:30 PM PDT by headstamp 2 ("Government is a disease masquerading as it's own cure")
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To: MeekOneGOP

Ping


36 posted on 03/24/2009 10:53:22 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: Ezekiel

They may be in need of a roach bombing,,


37 posted on 03/24/2009 10:59:03 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: NonValueAdded

Comment Of The Day !!


38 posted on 03/24/2009 11:01:52 PM PDT by 1066AD
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To: headstamp 2
When Hilliary went on some shows, she demanded to know what they were going to ask her in advance.

I also think she had her lackeys present questions she wanted to answer.

39 posted on 03/24/2009 11:09:04 PM PDT by Syncro (Qui non intelligit, aut taceat, aut discat)
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To: Ezekiel; Yehuda

HEADLINE:

Big Screen No More

Big Screen found duct taped, unplugged, but still smoking after being executed with a deliberate high voltage power surge by enraged Twin Teleprompters. The motive appears to
have been insane jealousy.

Teleprompter #1 blurbed that they simply could not take their master’s rejection.

Teleprompter #2 just flashed repeated visuals of crocodile tears.

They were taken into custody by Federal Marshalls but immediately pardoned by the president who said he just could not exist without them.


40 posted on 03/24/2009 11:22:19 PM PDT by MestaMachine (From Cogs to Castles...)
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To: pissant

Everything is planned in a statist government. Not much works but it is all planned.


41 posted on 03/24/2009 11:22:58 PM PDT by TigersEye (Cloward-Piven Strategy)
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To: justlurking

“Some think this has already occurred.”

Well, it probably has, just not in the way you think. You didn’t have to watch closely to notice Obama repeated himself an awful lot. I’m sure the talking points were on PrompterVision.


42 posted on 03/24/2009 11:24:48 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: cookcounty

“He can run, but he can’t hide...”

Yes he can. He can go underground. Planes can’t fly underground. Ha! Got her!


43 posted on 03/24/2009 11:26:21 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: jws3sticks

“No question for Helen...”

Helen’s prepared question, “Mr. President, now that your Treasury Secretary has asked for the authority to oversee executive wages in private corporations, are you going to ask for further power to regulate the International Jewish Conspiracy?”


44 posted on 03/24/2009 11:29:07 PM PDT by Tublecane
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To: pissant

He does this every address or, ahem, “conference”.

If it twas Bush they’d excoriate him.


45 posted on 03/24/2009 11:29:07 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Yes, Gorbachev is better than Obama. At least Gorbachev admitted he was a Communist)
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To: capydick

Agreed. Compton was far below professional. Her manner was more in-line with that of a 6th grade know-it-all/teachers pet, the kind usually despised by all, including the teacher.


46 posted on 03/24/2009 11:30:19 PM PDT by Wiseghy ("You want to break this army? Then break your word to it.")
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To: NonValueAdded

“Also sprach Telethustra”

I’m stealing that for a website, that’s a classic. Combines the sense of pomposity with the utter banality. Well done.


47 posted on 03/24/2009 11:37:47 PM PDT by FastCoyote (I am intolerant of the intolerable.)
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To: NonValueAdded

LOL!


48 posted on 03/24/2009 11:59:39 PM PDT by americanophile
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To: capydick
and he didn't want no stinkin follow up from her.
49 posted on 03/24/2009 11:59:46 PM PDT by stylin19a (Obama - the ethical exception asterisk administration)
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To: pissant

I often hear people refer to his supposed ‘genius.’ The state of education in this country....my God


50 posted on 03/25/2009 12:07:13 AM PDT by americanophile
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