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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 26, 2011

On Letterman, Bill Maher Charges Racist ‘Tea-Baggers’ Are ‘Corporate America's Useful Idiots,’ CBS Expunges Vile Term

(By Brent Baker, NewsBusters.org) - Regurgitating the same kind of derogatory comments he regularly spews on his Friday night HBO show, Bill Maher showed up Monday night on the 'Late Show with David Letterman' where CBS, unlike HBO, excised his vile terminology for Tea Party activists.

Maher denounced Tea Party followers as “sad, unfortunate people” because they are “corporate America's useful idiots” who don’t allow “facts” to “get in that tin foil helmet.”

Then he employed his usual “tea-baggers” phrase, but CBS silenced the “baggers” so viewers heard dead air when Maher spoke that foul term:

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