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.
(By Jon Bershad, Mediaite) - Earlier [last Friday] afternoon, a man with a knife stood outside San Diego police headquarters shouting anti-gay epithets and antagonizing police. He was surrounded and a lengthy standoff ensued. Eventually, he made a movement towards the officers, and they shot him. This all went out on a live feed on KFMB-TV CBS 8’s website. Only after the shooting did the news crew learn that the man was shot with non-lethal bullets meaning he didn’t get much more than a lot of nasty bruises. However, until that confirmation, it seemed like a man had just been blown away with shotguns and a news site had aired it all live.