Posts Tagged ‘authenticity’

The teleprompter is the enemy of authenticity

July 23, 2016

Excellent insight by Mike Rowe (creator of the TV show, It’s a Dirty Job):

Whatever you think of him, Donald Trump is not in Cleveland tonight because he’s richer, smarter, meaner, shrewder, or more ambitious than any other contender. He’s there, in my opinion, because talking without the aid of a teleprompter made his opponents look like performers in some ridiculous charade, waiting for someone else’s carefully crafted words to appear before them on a magical screen, so they can speak while pretending not to read. The teleprompter is an insult to thinking people. It’s also the enemy of authenticity, and if I were King of the World, I’d melt them all down and have the residue molded into a giant Trojan Horse.

More … http://mikerowe.com/2016/07/look-look-i-wrote-some-more/