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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, April 04, 2011

Howard Dean: Fox News Is A ‘Well-Funded, Right-Wing Propaganda Organization’

(By Matt Schneider, Mediaite) - Former Democratic candidate for President Howard Dean unleashed some harsh comments about the Tea Party, Republicans and Fox News, in a recent speech at Carnegie Mellon University in Pennsylvania. Warning that “the right wing desire to run things differently is threatening to the country,” Dean (the self-described “professional media hater”) proves here to be willing to hold nothing back.

Dean, the media critic, offered this assessment of the different cable news channels:

Howard Dean: “There’s a difference between Fox and MSNBC. They’re both bias. . . . Bias is not the problem, it’s something that makes us mad, but it’s not the problem. It’s when you become a propaganda outlet. What Fox News says is often not true, and they know it’s not true and they say it anyway. It is not a news organization, it is a very expensive, incredibly well-funded, right-wing propaganda organization.”

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