One of the more bizarre right-wing "criticism" responses after the election of Barack Obama was the attempt to mock him for use of Teleprompters. After eight years of the most devastating, dishonest, immoral AND border-line illiterate worst-ever President of the United States, somehow Obama making use of this technological assist was the most horrible thing.
An Insiderís Guide to the First 20 Minutes or So of the Totally Confusing Convention Kickoff
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Here is the view from the press stand, located conveniently off to the back and side of the stage so that journalists cannot see anything. Nice, right? (No.) In any case, we cannot file from this section, because Gawker Media did not pay money to secure an assigned seat and phone line in this section. ("It's very expensive," noted the Republican media liaison, helpfully.) Instead, your humble correspondents are forced to trudge back and forth between buildings and through a maze of soldier cops in order to file these Important Reports to you, the reader. When will Gawker Media's parsimonious skinflintiness stop hurting America?
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And the most important and, frankly, shocking finding of all: motherfuckers have a TelePrompter.
I'm rethinking a lot of things right now. A lot of things.