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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.

Monday, June 06, 2011

Oops! Fox News Uses Tina Fey Graphic In Sarah Palin Story

(By Mark Joyella, Mediaite) - No doubt '30 Rock'’s Tina Fey does a great impression of Sarah Palin. But surely she’s not 'such' a dead ringer for the former Alaska governor and current One Nation bus touring non-candidate that she’d ever be confused for the real thing in a news story–and if, somehow, she was, you can bet it wouldn’t happen at Fox. I mean, she works there, so you’d assume they have a pretty good idea what the lady looks like. Right? 'Um, right?'

Oh boy. On Sunday, a story about Palin being “50-50″ on getting into the 2012 campaign included a graphic–featuring Tina Fey as Palin in an 'SNL' skit from 2008. This one likely won’t go down quietly at Fox, which has had a few Palin-related screwups over the years, resulting in a strongly-worded memo to staff: cut. it. out...


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