Get Ready, Here They Come
What many have assumed all along, they don't need the Fairness Doctrine when they have the FCC. And don't think the Internet is out of reach. They are aiming at that, too, eventually. And this is priceless.
Remember when the Left went crazy because they thought Bush had some transmission device on during the debates allowing others to give him the answers?
Turns out Obama can't function in a press conference without that very thing. They must have been surprised to find out that the press actually can ask him a tough question on the rare occasion now that he's elected. On the up side, at least we may eventually get an actual answer on something out of him now.
To that end, he says, 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.