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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, April 12, 2011

MSNBC's Chris Matthews: Conservative Rep Paul Ryan's (R-WI) Medicare Plan Will 'Kill Half the People Who Watch My Show'

(By Noel Sheppard, NewsBusters.org) - MSNBC's Chris Matthews on Monday spent much of show scaring viewers about Congressman Paul Ryan's (R-Wisc.) recently released budget proposal.

So apoplectic was the "Hardball" host that he told liberal guests Howard Fineman and Richard Wolffe that Ryan's Medicare reform pland "is going to kill half the people who watch this show":


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