No, Obama Didn't Use a Teleprompter to Talk to Kids
Conservatives jump all over president for
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 25, 2010 10:46 AM CST
There is indeed a teleprompter in this photo, but the AP caption reads: "President Barack Obama points to the media, as he enters to speak, after a discussion with 6th grade students."   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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(Newser) – Conservative blogs are beside themselves with glee today, jumping on President Obama for using a teleprompter to talk to 6th graders last week. “It would surely be funny if he had,” says the Weekly Standard. “But it doesn’t appear that he did.” Photos of Obama’s sit-down with the kids reveal that there were no teleprompters. Obama brought them out later before speaking to the media, but videos of that speech reveal that no children were present.