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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, January 04, 2012

‘I Love Lamp’: Wis. News Anchor Falls for Teleprompter Prank on Live TV

(By Jonathon M. Seidl, The Blaze) - Teleprompters can be wonderful things. They’re essential for delivering the news. But the tools of the trade are only as good a those who use them. And when those who use them turn them into a practical joke tool, we get viral video gold. And that’s what happened on WGBA-TV in Green Bay, Wis. recently when the show’s director decided to pull a prank on meteorologist Brian Niznansky.

After talking about a cat story with his co-anchor, Niznansky turned to the prompter and said, “In other news, uh, I love lamp.”

It took him a minute to realize what just happened.

“What is– what? Whoa. You got me!”

“Oh my God he totally fell for it!” his co-anchor shouted, she then explained that “Brian will read anything that’s in the teleprompter:”


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