“Spokes-idiot” or “spokesidiot” (spokesman/spokesperson + idiot) is a term used by those who believe that a spokesperson is making nonsensical points. The “spokes-idiot” term is often directed at the White House Press Secretary, the spokesperson for the executive branch of government.
“Spokes-idiot” has been cited in print since at least 1998. Other nicknames for a spokesman/spokesperson include “spokes-hack,” “spokeshole,” “spokes-liar” and “spokes-tool.”
Free Merriam-Webster Dictionary
spokes·man noun \?sp?ks-m?n\
Definition of SPOKESMAN
: a person who speaks as the representative of another or others often in a professional capacity
Origin of SPOKESMAN
probably irregular from spoke, obsolete past participle of speak
First Known Use: 1537
spokes·per·son noun \-?p?r-s?n\
Definition of SPOKESPERSON
First Known Use of SPOKESPERSON
Wikipedia: White House Press Secretary
The White House Press Secretary is a senior White House official whose primary responsibility is to act as spokesperson for the government administration.
The Press Secretary is responsible for collecting information about actions and events within the president’s administration and issues the administration’s reactions to developments around the world. The Press Secretary interacts with the media, and deals with the White House press corps on a daily basis, generally in a daily press briefing.
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John P Bloatwright
Mar 31 1998
Apparently it upsets you that I am the spokes idiot for a magic pixie and that I’ve given the proper type of tape to use on your hamster, or maybe you feel that screwing hamsters 24 hours a day is sick.
12/18/2003 9:32:13 AM
ON the other hand, if you could put a gag on her, she is good from the neck down Al Franken - FORMER comedian, now turned Democratic National Committee shill, and spokes-idiot.
The Boiling Point!
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Inspired by some Bush admin spokes-idiot who called three suicides at Guantanomo Bay “a good PR move” or some such total awful horrible nonsense.
Terrierman’s Daily Dose
Saturday, March 29, 2008
PETA lawyer and spokes-idiot Jeffrey S. Kerr joins a pantheon of other fools associated with PETA [previous post about Kerr here].
Doctor Bulldog & Ronin
Megyn Kelly Puts Obama Spokes-idiot in his Place!
This entry was posted on 27 October, 2008 at 7:12 pm
Nothing like FOX News going into attack mode now that the Obama Camp has issued orders to target them!
THE OTHER RUSH
Janeane Garofalo: Spokes-idiot for the far left
Exclusive: Erik Rush wonders how he, as a tea-partying black, could be a racist redneck
Published: 04/30/2009 at 12:00 AM
Doug Ross @ Journal
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Spokes-hack Jay Carney Beclowns Himself, Episode 828: “Hilary Who?”
Great find by Red State’s Moe Lane as White House spokes-idiot Jay Carney does his level best to weasel away from the disastrous Hilary Rosen implosion.
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