The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.
Some very good points made here. One point not made is that the First Amendment does not protect all seditious and violent speech. It is nonsensical to think that the protection of rights by the constitution extends to the destruction of those very protections.