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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, August 10, 2011

MSNBC Delivers Shameful Pep Rally Election Coverage

(Breitbart.tv) - MSNBC didn't even pretend to be objective last night with their coverage of the Big Labor financed recall effort against six Republican State Senators in Wisconsin. Instead of the standard, sober, in-studio reporting one would expect from a news gency reporting on the results of an election, MSNBC staged what can only be described as an outdoor pep rally complete with screaming crowds holding eerily fascist-inspired signs (red with raised, clenched fist, really?).

MSNBC provided sweeping camera shots of the crowd cheering as Ed Schultz read the returns as if he were updating the score of a football game. Then as the evening's mood turned sour and it became clear that the Republicans would retain control of the Senate, Schultz instigated the crowd with unfounded speculations of vote tampering and "shenanigans".

Is this what we should expect from NBC News on election night 2012?

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