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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

Oops! TV Anchor Sheree Paolello Caught Mocking Former Dem Rep Steve Driehaus on Live TV

(By Jonathon M. Seidl, The Blaze) - You’ll remember the name Steve Driehaus from several stories on this site. Driehaus is the former Ohio Rep. who tried to have pro-life billboards singling him out censored during last fall’s election season. After losing in November to GOP challenger Steve Chabot, Driehaus recently announced plans to accept a position with the Peace Corps. And during a March-31 story about the decision on local station WLWT, one of the station’s anchors was caught mocking Driehaus for the move and for losing the election.

After introducing the story, anchor Sheree Paolello can be heard imitating a man’s voice, pretending to be Driehaus during the opening moments of the reporter’s recorded piece.

“I’m completely depressed that I’m joining the Peace Corps.,” Paolello is heard saying. “How did I lose to Steve Chabot and — .” Her mic is cut at that point:


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