Monday, October 25, 2010

Global Telepromptering...

Can we finally all agree to stop using the word "orator" when referring to Obama?

A good substitution word: reader.

"The parliament building’s been open for more than 80 years, yet not until now has any political leader needed a video crutch so badly that he’d think to drag a ‘prompter in with him. In fact, so unfamiliar is this spectacle to Indians that local media actually has to explain what a teleprompter is. Actual quote from the Times of India story: “The prompters will make it look as if Obama is delivering an extempore speech, when he will actually be reading out from a transparent plate kept in front of him.” (via Hotair - view entire story)

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