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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.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Douglas Brinkley: ‘Blame NBC Entertainment’ For Trump’s ‘Grotesque’ Campaign Against Obama

(By Mark Joyella, Mediaite) - Douglas Brinkley, the presidential historian, said on CNN [yesterday] that the distraction of birtherism – a “ghastly scenario over the last month” he called it – is not the fault of the media, but of Donald Trump. But Brinkley took it a step further, saying “we don’t have to blame Republican Party, they’ve been quite responsible, Republican National Committee, we don’t have to blame the media for dealing with this issue. We have to blame NBC Entertainment. They need to dump Trump from his primetime news show. He’s a poison toad on the airwaves.”

Brinkley questioned advertisers who would support Trump’s 'The Apprentice', saying consumer boycotts could follow in light of the lack of substance in Trump’s birther accusations. “If you’re going to do what Trump did and go after the President of the United States in such a grotesque and disingenuous way, then you’d better cough up the goods. Today, the Obama Administration has shown what a charlatan Donald Trump really is.”

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