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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, January 13, 2012

Oops: MSNBC Re-Records Audio After Chris Matthews Claims Obama Added Only ‘13’ Federal Jobs

(By Jonathon M. Seidl, The Blaze) - Here‘s one thing to note about Chris Matthews’s MSNBC show “Hardball”: it airs at 5 pm ET, but then that show is recorded and rebroadcast at 7 pm ET. That’s important because it raises a question: If you make a mistake at 5, will it show up at 7? We seem to have our answer now – no.

The ever-vigilant team over at NewsBusters noticed that during the 5 pm show, Matthews made the “preposterous” claim that Barack Obama added only 13 people to the federal workforce between 2009 and 2010. He used the figures to defend the president against criticism that he’s expanding government jobs while the private sector is shrinking. But there’s only one problem: MSNBC and Matthews misread the numbers, and even aired the wrong figures. And they must have noticed it, because the 7pm broadcast had brand new audio for the relevant section.


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