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SPEEDY
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These hurricane update press conferences with all the people standing behind the podium
When did this become the thing?

I know it's been happening for years, but does it really make the message any more effective to have a group of people standing behind the podium? The local mayor, governor, or FEMA rep speaks while various government officials stand behind them staring straight ahead. This seems to be the the M.O for most government press conferences now.

Instead of paying attention to the speaker, I find myself looking at the mindless glares from the people in the back. Or to the sign language person, especially the ones in Florida. Those chicks have really been getting into signing. Their facial expressions are the best.


Here is an example from the one that just finished


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Y.A. Tittle
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re: These hurricane update press conferences with all the people standing behind the podium
How many deaf people are sitting home alone with nobody to explain what's going on AND no closed captioning on their TV?


Rebel
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re: These hurricane update press conferences with all the people standing behind the podium
Is that Janet Reno.


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NIH
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re: These hurricane update press conferences with all the people standing behind the podium
Walt


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TH03
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re: These hurricane update press conferences with all the people standing behind the podium
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people standing behind the podium


Very insensitive to Gov Abbot


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lnomm34
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re: These hurricane update press conferences with all the people standing behind the podium
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Well that dude is a serial killer. For. Sure.
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SPEEDY
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re: These hurricane update press conferences with all the people standing behind the podium
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How many deaf people are sitting home alone with nobody to explain what's going on AND no closed captioning on their TV?



If they have tvs with no close captioning, what do they do with those tvs the rest of the time when there is no government press conference?


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re: These hurricane update press conferences with all the people standing behind the podium
I only count 10 people there, Mitch sees that and raises you 3 more incompetent people

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LSUGrad9295
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re: These hurricane update press conferences with all the people standing behind the podium
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Or to the sign language person


When Jindal was governor here and he was giving storm press conferences, talking 100000 words per minute, his sign language guy was the star of the show. Poor guy looked like he was going to get carpal tunnel



And was it Mary Landrieu who always looked like she had some sort of nervous tic when she would stand on the podium of one of these?
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SPEEDY
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re: These hurricane update press conferences with all the people standing behind the podium
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Image: https://s26.postimg.org/i6wf8p8ax/IMG_4746.jpg


Well that dude is a serial killer. For. Sure.



That dude stood like that for the entire press conference. He didn't blink and didn't move.


TheFonz
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re: These hurricane update press conferences with all the people standing behind the podium
I think the sign language lady is saying "PIIHB."


TH03
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re: These hurricane update press conferences with all the people standing behind the podium
T 100 infiltration unit.


lsuwins3
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re: These hurricane update press conferences with all the people standing behind the podium
Wondered the same thing this morning. Caught a guy smiling this morning.


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mctiger1985
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re: These hurricane update press conferences with all the people standing behind the podium
Not a woman? Probably wishing he/she got to evacuate.


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nicholastiger
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re: These hurricane update press conferences with all the people standing behind the podium
The looks on their faces, I sure hope the Cajun Navy comes and bails us out.

I mean, typical govt, bunch of people standing around, you can't tell me those people couldn't find something to do with the urgency of the storm.


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meeple
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East Coast Band
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re: These hurricane update press conferences with all the people standing behind the podium
I'm more intrigued by the signers.
Do they always expect deaf people in the audience?
Any broadcast of this should provide closed captioning, therefore this person is not necessary


BowDownToLSU
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re: These hurricane update press conferences with all the people standing behind the podium
Your tax dollars at work


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Y.A. Tittle
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re: These hurricane update press conferences with all the people standing behind the podium
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If they have tvs with no close captioning, what do they do with those tvs the rest of the time when there is no government press conference?



Exactly. I have a difficult time focusing on the actual information in these things because this is the type of shite I'm pondering and focusing on instead. Do they not realize how they might actually be hindering more folks like me than they are helping the number of deaf people in the state who have a TV but no closed captioning?


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