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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.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Old Footage Confuses Larry King Into Thinking Julian Assange Walked Out On Him

(By Frances Martel, Mediaite) - What does it say about your reputation for taking a hard question when your interview confuses old clips of your behavior with live events? Temperamental Wikileaks founder Julian Assange had to bear being talked to in the third person for a few seconds tonight as Larry King mistakenly assumed that old footage of him walking out on CNN International’s Atika Shubert was live footage of Assange walking out on 'him'.

King had not even gotten through a complete question about the Shubert interview when footage started playing of his walk-out, to which King responds “oh, he walking off again” and turns to his other guest Daniel Ellsberg, for an answer, only to tell himself hopelessly, “you can’t answer for him.” Then the cameras shift back and King, pleasantly surprised, realizes his mistake when he hears Assange respond to his question (albeit in typical form).


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