In political jargon, useful idiot is a term for people perceived as propagandists for
a cause whose goals they are not fully aware of, and who are used cynically by ...
Jun 25, 2014 ... also .. who coined it ? I am interested as it would probably point to a time when "
mindlessness" invaded television. I am not trying to be overtly ...
Jun 25, 2014 ... One reference dates "idiot box" back to around 1955. " Random House Historical
Dictionary of American Slang , Volume 2, H-O, by J.E. Lighter, ...
Dec 10, 2014 ... Hence, the term "Idiot Box". ... However, it is believed that the term was invented
not long after the introduction of ... Why tele is called Idiot Box ?
Jan 9, 2014 ... Smart TV: A Provocative and Intelligent Approach to the Idiot Box. by Jeff ... Brian
Tracy coined this term and it stands for Entertainment vs.
Jan 13, 2016 ... Whoever coined the term idiot box decades ago must have been far-sighted,
because the Indian television industry seems to be doing justice to ...
Dec 4, 2015 ... In the very beginning, it wasn't clear that television — coined from ... by word
scholar Paul McFedries, included idiot box, one-eyed monster, ...
Nov 14, 2010 ... Constantin Perskiy had coined the word “television” in a paper read to the ... tv;
sometimes called telly, the tube, boob tube, or idiot box in British ...
Dec 31, 2012 ... Noted motivational speaker Zig Ziglar coined the term to describe the .... Idiot
boxes are jumped on by young men ( it is always young men) ...
... of everyday life, of locating meaning in the mundane and drama in the ordinary
. ... the "idiot box" into so many American households - particularly middle-class ...