Bully Pulpit

“Bully Pulpit Use of high office, power in media, or similar station to exhort of moralize to the people, as in the case of the presidency or an influential, prestigious newspaper. See also JAWBONE

‘And Moyers, unlike most newscasters, has something to say; he has abiding beliefs about what is right and wrong. And the CBS Evening News is, as they say, a bully pulpit.’ James Traub, United Mainliner

Excerpted from: Grambs, David. The Random House Dictionary for Writers and Readers. New York: Random House, 1990.

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