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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, July 14, 2011

Oops! Newser’s Michael Wolff Is Mistakenly Brought On The BBC To Discuss…Baseball?

(By Jon Bershad, Mediaite) - Last week, there was a bit of an on-air flub on BBC’s World News channel that somehow escaped the blooper-happy eye of the Internet. However, today, the clip went viral and it went viral hard. For good reason too. You haven’t seen hilarious until you’ve seen Michael Wolff, intending to be interviewed in his role as Rupert Murdoch biographer, instead getting caught up in a segment about baseball. Seriously, this is great.

In the clip, the BBC anchor attempts to throw to a live feed of Ben Walker, baseball editor for the Associated Press talking Roger Clemens. Instead, Wolff pops up. Understandably, Wolff stays silent for a few seconds. The anchor, thinking there’s a satellite malfunction, attempts to apologize to the audience. Wolff, realizing what’s going on, informs him the problem is a bit larger.


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