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Bully Pulpit

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.

Monday, December 12, 2005

Wikipedia tightens online rules

I knew that something like this would eventually happen. I do enjoy using Wiki — and in most cases it's cool — but I have found that it regularly offers less-than-accurate information. Such issues will continue to arise in today's free-for-all 'news' environment of the Internet.

From BBCNews.com:

Online encyclopaedia Wikipedia has tightened its submission rules following a complaint. Prominent journalist John Seigenthaler described as "false and malicious" an entry on Wikipedia implicating him in the Kennedy assassinations. When he phoned Jimmy Wales, Wikipedia's founder, he was told there was no way of finding out who wrote the entry. Wikipedia has since removed the entry and now requires users to register before they can create articles. But visitors to the site will still be able to edit content already posted without having to register. The case has highlighted once again the problem of publishing information online.


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