Skip to comments.Screening Obama: White House looks to install new teleprompter, Prez to get fed info at press events
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.
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Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.......
A life-sized puppet of a president!
And will there be somebody handy to change Obama’s batteries if they start to run down?
Can’t have the president uh-ing and ah-ing, now can we?
Look! It’s the 0bomatron!
Doesn’t he already have a direct feed to his earpiece from George Soros?
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!
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.)
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.
Maybe the teleprompter and the president could trade roles, with Teleprompter at the podium and Obama kind of off to the side.
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.
IS this for real???
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.
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?”
He is so stupid he has to be a puppet while someone pulls his strings.
Why of course. We can’t have this lightweight-socialist, propagandists-created, con-man’s packaging becoming unwrapped during propagandist’s conferences...CAN WE?
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?
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.
But...0bama is soooo intelligent.
He’s actually an empty suit
And it hasn't even been a month.
Somebody hack into it!
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.)
When hes 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.
Obamafraud should wear thin on the Media. . .but will it? No one should hold their breath waiting. . .
Why do you think he's having such a nervous breakdown about giving up his blackberry device?
Axelrod, Soros, Ayers........the list is endless.
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).
Obama is the Jonas Nightengale of Presidents.
Without the happy ending.
Your #11 - Post of the day!
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”.
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.
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.
Attention, zombies ahead! LOL That should do it.
LOL! He’s got to be fed his lines even to answer questions from the press. What a loser!!
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.
So ....ummmm ...... who is really President?
What about someone to change his diapers, and wipe the drool from his chin?
Who is typing in messages for Barry? This stuff is getting scary....more proof Barry is a puppet
Didn’t the Rat media accuse Bush of wearing a hidden device to feed him answers during the 2004 debates?
How is this different?
Someones should send this to Drudge or Rush or Hannity or Savage or O’Reilly...
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