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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

MSNBC’s 'Hardball' Guest Tries To Explain Why Burning The Koran is Worse Than Burning The Bible

(By Tommy Christopher, Mediaite) - On Friday’s edition of 'Hardball', my friend Chuck Todd filled in for host Chris Matthews, and took a look at the implications of a deadly riot that was allegedly inspired by Pastor Terry Jones‘ recent burning of the Qu’ran. Todd was joined by guests James Zogby, President of The Arab American Institute, and 'Time Magazine' World editor Bobby Ghosh, who explained to Todd that burning a copy of the Qu’ran was “much more inflammatory than burning a Bible” because of the merits of the two texts.


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