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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.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

YouTube Prankster Talks About 2-Month Jail Sentence: Scary to Know People Think ‘You’re a Sick Person’

(By Jonathon M. Seidl, The Blaze) - 21-year-old Michigan man Evan Emory did something for a few giggles. But because it was a vulgar something that involved kids, he’s now been sentenced to two months in jail, two years probation, 200 hours of community service, mandatory counseling, and fines and costs. What did he do? He made a fake video that made it look like he was singing a very inappropriate song to some young school children.

It’s a sentence that has sparked a lot of controversy. Some say its ridiculous he‘s getting jail time for an event that didn’t even occur. Others say he’s getting off too easy. Amid the arguments and the impending jail time, Emory says the idea of the nation thinking he’s a “sick person” is the scariest thing. He sat down with FOX 17 and apologized before going to jail:


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