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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.

Monday, January 31, 2011

1994 Flashback: Katie Couric And Bryant Gumbel Try To Figure Out What This ‘Internet’ Thing Is

(By Frances Martel, Mediaite) - It’s 2011: A country of 80 million is in violent revolt because of cyber-censorship, the world’s most wanted criminal is a hacker whose life’s work is to disseminate government secrets, most of us use our telephones as maps, music players, and news feeds… and yet 17 years ago, no one knew what the internet even was. Back in 1994, getting the 'Today Show' crew to properly read an email address– much less understand what it meant– was a feat for the ages.


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