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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.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Christine O'Donnell Victim of Bogus Left-Wing Sex Smear

(UK Mail Online) - A U.S. blog has sparked outrage on both sides of the political spectrum after publishing a story accusing Christine O'Donnell of having a drunken 'one-night stand' with a man 14 years her junior, three years ago.

Gawker said it had paid an unnamed man 'low four-figures' for the story -published just one week before mid-term elections, in which Miss O'Donnell is running for Senate.

In an anonymous post, the 25-year-old Philadelphia man claims Miss O'Donnell was 'a decent kisser' - but that she told him she was a virgin.

He also claims the two did not have sex and makes intimate comments about her body and grooming.

Gawker's sister website Jezebel reported that the post had 180,000 hits in two hours.

But it has sparked a backlash against Gawker for publishing the story from media on both the left and the right - as well as commenters on Twitter and Facebook.


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