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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, June 29, 2011

Charles Krauthammer on Media Matters: ‘Be nasty as you want — don’t ask for a government subsidy’

(By Jeff Poor, The Daily Caller) - Over the past few months, the antics of liberal advocacy group Media Matters have been chronicled and in some cases have received accolades from the media.

One such report was a March 22 story by 'The Washington Post' on the organization’s boot camp for wonks. But does Media Matters’ political involvement violate the terms for its tax-exempt status?

Baier posed the question to the panel on Tuesday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel. Media Matters has been engaged in a war on Baier’s network. And according to Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer, it’s clear that the organization isn’t a “charitable or educational organization” as it is described, but rather a political group.


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