idiot board


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idiot board

n
(Broadcasting) a slang name for Autocue
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First, I realized that it's a waste of time looking and listening to well-dressed newscasters who pretend they're not reading from the idiot board or teleprompter.
Just a wee bit of advice to the people who run the BNP, if you are going to get actors to play the parts of normal everyday people then get ones who can read the idiot board.
In the video, it was apparent that Binay was struggling to make eye-contact with the camera while he was reading off an idiot board or teleprompter that was clearly off-center.
Not even the irritating idiot board, now announcing the song titles, could wreck this moment.