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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, October 06, 2011

Epic: Ed Schultz And Dylan Ratigan Battle Over Obama Jobs Bill

(By Tommy Christopher, Mediaite) - They don’t call him Big Ed for nothing. During some post-game analysis of President Obama‘s press conference this afternoon, MSNBC’s Ed Schultz laid down the law with colleague Dylan Ratigan for interrupting him. Responding to Ratigan’s framing of the American Jobs Act as a dud for both sides, Schultz tried to explain that “you can’t do this overnight.”

When Ratigan tried to interrupt, Schultz was having none of it. Ratigan protested, “but I want to address…” to which Schultz replied, “I don’t care what you want to address, I didn’t interrupt you!”

Ratigan apologized, and a piqued Schultz paused, and before continuing, asked, “Do I have the floor?”


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