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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, December 20, 2007

Bands sue Rolling Stone, Reynolds Tobacco

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Two bands featured in Rolling Stone magazine’s “Indie Rock Universe,” an illustrated insert sandwiched between music-themed Camel cigarette ads, are suing the publication and R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

The band Xiu Xiu, which is based in Oakland, Calif., and the band F----- Up, from Toronto, filed the lawsuit Monday in Alameda County Superior Court, alleging unauthorized use of the bands’ names for commercial advantage and unfair business practices.

The ads in Rolling Stone promoted Camel’s “The Farm: Free Range Music” campaign to support independent record labels.


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