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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, March 22, 2011

MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Snarks Sarah Palin's Foreign Trip: 'Where Do You Start?'

(By Mark Finkelstein, NewsBusters.org) - Could Andrea Mitchell possibly be more snide and condescending toward Sarah Palin? On her MSNBC show today, here's how Mitchell introduced her interview with Jeanne Cummings of Politico concerning Palin's current trip to India and Israel:

"Well. Heh-heh. Where do you start?"

Dismissive as was the language, only the video does justice to the derision in Mitchell's tone.


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