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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.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

MSNBC's Ed Schultz To Rev Al Sharpton: Is There ‘Underlying Racism’ Behind Fox News Criticizing Common’s WH Invite?

(By Matt Schneider, Mediaite) - Ed Schultz and Al Sharpton discussed how quickly the controversy over Common’s White House invitation to read poetry erupted as a result of Fox News’ ongoing coverage. Schultz referenced Sean Hannity’s critique that this is an example of Obama returning to his “radical roots” and asked Sharpton whether such comments raise “red flags?”

Ed Schultz: “It amazes me that this story is where it is with a major news network and that they did not do their homework and realize that other rappers under a Republican president had been at the White House before. And the question begs, is there underlying racism here to try to attack President Obama?”


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