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Bloviating Zeppelin: Obama's TelePrompTer

Bloviating Zeppelin

(in-ep-toc'-ra-cy) - a system of government where the least capable to lead are elected by the least capable of producing, and where the members of society least likely to sustain themselves or succeed, are rewarded with goods and services paid for by the confiscated wealth of a diminishing number of producers.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Obama's TelePrompTer

TOTUS (Teleprompter Of The United States) blog here.


Thanks, Roland!


Anonymous Ranando said...

The benefits of using a TelePrompter:

-Staying on message.
-Fewer errors.
-Making sure everything that needs to be said gets said.
-There’s a record of what was said, no second guessing.

I have many salespeople give me presentations for one reason or another, (Obama is a salesperson selling a product), and most of them use a Power-Point to do their pitch. They read it to me word for word to get out what’s needs to get out.

I have no problem with him using a Teleprompter, in fact I think he’s smart to do so. The media business is a tough business and he needs to be careful when he speaks, even if we agree or not with what he says.

Sun Mar 29, 07:49:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Ranando: Those are all valid points for the utilization of a Teleprompter. One abstract from a Teleprompter study reads:

"An empirical study examined politicians' use of public speaking teleprompters (PSTs) when delivering major addresses to determine if audiences made aware of this practice would more seriously question speaker credibility, sincerity, and communicative ability. After completing an initial survey about political attitudes and awareness, subjects, 36 undergraduates at a large midwestern university, were asked to watch three 30-second video clips of George Bush's 1988 nomination acceptance address: one clip showed only face and upper torso; another clip revealed PST plates from the front, and the third clip presented the PST platter from behind, allowing the subjects to watch the text scroll upward as Bush read it. After each clip the subjects were asked to fill out an instrument measuring perceptions of speaker skill, credibility, and means of delivery. Then the subjects were told about PSTs and were asked to fill out a final questionnaire, asking for their attitudes about PSTs and their past cognizance of them. Results revealed that subjects' reservations about the teleprompter did not significantly undermine ratings of speaker competence and credibility during subject exposure to obviously teleprompted oratorical displays. Greater concern surfaced after an informational lecture on the system. Findings suggest that greater exposure of the PST could lead to more serious questioning of oratorical ethics and leadership. When unseen, PSTs conceal the large degree to which public officials now depend on ghostwriters. (Eighteen references and one appendix including survey questions and results are attached.)"

It's fun to rag on Obama because he uses them in arenas when he need not; I suspect this is not from lack of knowledge in a given area but a lack of confidence in extemporaneous speaking at that level. With he or anyone else, when I'm watching a "tennis match" head, I know they're using such a device.

You and I BOTH know people, stellar people, who can think on their feet like NO ONE else. I know two such people, immediately. They have rapier-like minds that can shred arguments and back-arguments in "real time." They "think on their feet." Mr Obama is not one of those persons, however. . .


I bet you read the magazine "Fast Company", don't you?

Sun Mar 29, 08:23:00 AM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

Bullshit... Mt Teleprompter is a fucking idiot if he, ummm, has to, ahhh, speak more than, uhh, 3 or 4 words, ummm, at a fucking time...

Some people just love to suck that purple lipped son of a buck loving bitches ASS... I am not one of them...

Sun Mar 29, 08:26:00 AM PDT  
Anonymous Ranando said...

Great points BZ, I've learned something.

"Fast Company", once in awhile.

Sun Mar 29, 08:32:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Bloviating Zeppelin said...

Okay, TF, do me a FAVOR, willya? Some day, just some day, will you come OUT of that friggin' shell and tell us all what you're REALLY thinking and stop hiding behind all that innuendo??

Aaaaaaaa hah hah hah haaaaa!



Sun Mar 29, 08:48:00 AM PDT  
Blogger TexasFred said...

Yeah, I know, one of these days I WILL come out of my shell and call a lying asshole poser for the lying asshole poser he really is, and you know, I might just tell a certain holy-roller bitch what a c*nt she is too, just sayin'...

Sun Mar 29, 10:25:00 AM PDT  
Blogger Always On Watch said...

TOTUS has pet gear too. LOL.

Referring to Ranando's statement (
I have no problem with him using a Teleprompter, in fact I think he’s smart to do so
....I'd go along with that -- EXCEPT that BHO does so very poorly without a teleprompter.

Will he have a teleprompter when he meets with foreign officials to discuss international policy?

Sun Mar 29, 03:35:00 PM PDT  
Anonymous Ron Russell said...

I use to think Obama was a great snake-oil salesman, but recently have come to see that he is nothing without TOTUS. A good salesman must have the ability to think on his feet and quickly over come any objections the customer may throw at him---Obama does not have these qualities. To put it simply, he must wait on his handlers to provide him the answers via TOTUS. Reading a sales pitch and giving a sales pitch are two totally different things. Most can read, but few can give the right reponse off the cuff. Thats why great salesman are valued and in short supply---Obama is not one, he is a total fake.

Sun Mar 29, 03:38:00 PM PDT  

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