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talking head

slang A person who is filmed in closeup while talking about some topic, especially for an interview, documentary, news report, etc. He always has the same talking heads on his show to talk about recent political events. The documentary relies way too much on talking heads instead of showing actual footage from the incident.
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talking head

n. a television news reader or announcer whose head and neck appear on the screen. (see also meat puppet.) I’ve had it with talking heads. I can read the paper and learn as much in twenty minutes.
See also: head, talk
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While those who want an in-depth memoir of Talking Heads, for example, may be disappointed (although there are some terrific nuggets), Byrne touches on so many subjects that few readers with a more general interest in music will feel left out.
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Does Rupert Murdoch's Fox News simply parrot the White House talking heads as Robert Greenleaf states in his film Outfoxed, or is it really fair and balanced?
Sadly, when it comes to news, news specials, television news magazines, and Sunday talking heads shows, none of the networks or the cable news options are doing exceedingly well with diversity or equal opportunity either in front of or behind the camera," says NAACP's Mfume.
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I can expect the usual vacuous talking heads on the airwaves to let a shill get away with saying, "Oh, that is not true," or, "That problem is being fixed," but not The Progressive.
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The stupefying passages of barroom philosophizing by Crouch's talking heads are, apparently, the price we are expected to pay for the intellectual