Sunday 22 April 2018

John-Paul McCarthy: Media must be free to 'be arrow and not target'

President Higgins has issued a timely warning on how censorship exists in many forms, writes John-Paul McCarthy

John-Paul McCarthy

THE first President Roosevelt coined the term "bully pulpit" when describing the less obvious charms of the American chief magistracy.

The adjective "bully" here meant excellent rather than hectoring, though both senses applied in his case.

Roosevelt was pointing to the president's unique power to preach and persuade, given the fact that the constitution vests this one individual with every atom of executive power.

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