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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.

Friday, July 01, 2011

Rush Limbaugh: If Mark Halperin Called Bush A ‘D**k’ Media Would Celebrate It

(By Matt Schneider, Mediaite) - Rush Limbaugh had a field day today reviewing Mark Halperin’s explicit description of what he thought about President Obama’s press conference performance. Rush couldn’t stop laughing as he followed Halperin’s lead and referred to the President as “Dick” Hussein Obama. Then he humorously described the fact that today the stock market is booming solely because of Halperin’s comment.

Rush suggested Halperin shouldn’t be too embarrassed by his description of the President, since “everybody’s thinking it.” Yet Rush was annoyed by what he perceived to be a double standard in the reaction to Halperin’s slip-up:

“If Mark Halperin had said this about say George W. Bush, would they be falling all over themselves to apologize? Nope he would be, my guess is [the media would say] ‘new ground had been broken.’ ‘Finally’ they would say ‘a reporter has had the courage and the guts to tell the nation just exactly the kind of President we have. A gutsy move. It might have been over the line. It might have been a little bit risky.’”


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