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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.

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Keep It Clean

(Fox News) - The increasingly nasty discourse on some web blogs has led the creator of the popular liberal site Daily Kos to warn his contributors to knock it off.

Markos Moulitsas writes his patience is wearing thin with what he calls "an alarming rise in diaries and comments that seek to impugn (without evidence) the motives of those they disagree with on various issues."

He refers to the comments as — "so damn ugly" — and says they are a serious threat to the site. Meanwhile the Wonkette blog is being taken to task for a posting that referred to "Rudy Jew-liani" in an interview with the "Jew York Times."

A rival blogger observed — "Wonkette, that foul-mouthed but titillating blogger of Washington foibles, seems to have gone anti-Semitic."

Wonkette has demanded an apology and implied legal action if one is not forthcoming.


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