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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, September 09, 2011

Video: Was the NBC/Politico debate fair to the Republican candidates?

(By Ed Morrissey, Hot Air) - Conservatives complained after the NBC/Politico debate on Wednesday night that the questions were biased and hostile. Bill O’Reilly and Bernard Goldberg debated last night whether conservatives have a fair complaint. Goldberg authored Bias, the seminal look at liberal bias in the national news media, but in this case concludes that the questions were legitimate — even if the way a few were framed revealed bias. As he does in his book, Goldberg concludes that whatever bias did exist may not be entirely intentional — but a symptom of the media’s echo chambers:


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