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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 04, 2011

While Hyping Barack Obama's Killing of bin Laden, MSNBC's Chris Matthews Lashes Out at 'Sadist' Dick Cheney

(By Scott Whitlock, NewsBusters.org) - On Tuesday's 'Hardball', while praising President Obama's handling of the killing of Osama bin Laden, MSNBC's Chris Matthews excoriated Dick Cheney as a "sadist."

Former 'Newsweek' editor Howard Fineman contrasted the Bush/Cheney administration's dropping of bombs in Iraq with Obama's actions. Matthews responded by mocking, "There's a difference between being cold blooded- I think presidents have to be cold blooded- and being a sadist."

As if his point wasn't clear, the liberal anchor interrupted Fineman to add, " I was referring to Cheney, of course."


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