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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.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Edwards Declares War on Fox News

Seeking to solidify the liberal base of his party, Democratic presidential contender former Sen. John Edwards, D-N.C., announced this week his boycott of the August 14th Democratic debate in Nevada being co-hosted by Fox News.

Edwards was, in fact, responding to a gauntlet thrown by blogger Markos Moulitsas, founder of liberal website the Daily Kos, who asked the Democratic candidate pool "not to do a Fox News debate," rather "to debate in Nevada with another media partner."

Jake Tapper and Nitya Venkataraman

Hey Johnny-boy, you need to decide whether you're going to pander to the angry Left or not. You hired those two trash-talking bloggers and then fired them when the heat got too much for you. So now you're sucking up to the Daily Kos?

I also wonder if one of the Republicans will refuse to participate in a debate co-hosted by ABCNBCCBS. If Edwards can refuse to participate because a propaganda outlet for the Right is involved, it only seems reasonable that someone else would refuse when any one of the propaganda outlets for the Left is involved. Or maybe all the Republicans are smart enough to avoid marginalizing themselves.

Way to go, Silky Pony. Is Liz still running your campaign? How's that working out for you?


Blogger Andy W. Rogers said...

Actually, John Edwards didn't fire those two bloggers; he kept them on the campaign. They ended up quitting.

Thursday, March 08, 2007 8:02:00 PM  
Blogger Steve Brenneis said...

You don't actually believe that, do you Andy?

No one ever gets fired these days, they just decide to resign, quit, or pursue other opportunities. If you believe they both quit, I have some beachfront property to sell you in Arizona.

Friday, March 09, 2007 5:34:00 PM  
Blogger Andy W. Rogers said...

You're actually giving more credit to Edwards than I am giving him. I don't know what went on behind the scenes, but Edwards would have looked better if he announced their firing. Regardless if true or not, they said they quit. I don't see how them saying they quit makes Edwards look good.

Friday, March 09, 2007 8:56:00 PM  

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