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Did CNN Sabotage Rep. Bachmannís SOTU Response?
Breitbart TV ^ | 1/28/2011

Posted on 01/29/2011 9:46:32 PM PST by GVnana

So, what was really up with the televised feed of Rep. Bachmann's State of the Union response?

Our sources tell us that CNN had originally agreed to use the live feed set up by Tea Party Express, which had a teleprompter running on the lens in which Rep. Bachmann was delivering her speech. But, when Rep. Bachmann left the camera set-up and sat in the House chamber to hear Pres. Obama's speech, CNN set up a camera of their own, just off to the side of the main, tele-prompter/camera. Thus, when CNN provided their network feed it ended up skewed and off-kilter.

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Would it surprise you to learn that no one at CNN informed Rep. Bachmann the camera had changed?
1 posted on 01/29/2011 9:46:33 PM PST by GVnana
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To: GVnana

The lighting is better from that angle too, what a surprise. Probably the cameraman was messing with her face too. What should we expect from DNCNN.

Pray for America


2 posted on 01/29/2011 9:55:02 PM PST by bray (Support Palin to make heads explode on both sides?)
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To: GVnana
There has been some reporting done on this already, and I think Breitbart is getting it wrong. Fox News has already been fingered as the pool camera - that was the camera that Bachmann wasn't looking into. To date, no one from FNC has denied this.
3 posted on 01/29/2011 10:02:19 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: GVnana

Did not Axelrod make some petty comment?

Was he complicit?


4 posted on 01/29/2011 10:02:36 PM PST by Dryman ("FREE THE LONG FORM!")
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To: GVnana

Did not Rep. Bachmann’s handlers see the second camera in the room and ask what it was doing there?


5 posted on 01/29/2011 10:05:55 PM PST by rabidralph
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To: GVnana

I’d like to have a word with whoever did her makeup.


6 posted on 01/29/2011 10:06:58 PM PST by firebrand
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To: OldDeckHand

Not that I care much — since it would be so typical of the MSM to denigrate someone over a simple error instead of addressing the substance — but Mediaite’s sources are CNN and then they promote MSNBC’s “analysis.” Think I’ll check on what Tea Party Express has to say.


7 posted on 01/29/2011 10:09:01 PM PST by GVnana
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To: GVnana

When are we going to learn that the main stream media is mostly extreme left wing activists masquerading as reporters. Our side has to always be vigilant about this fact.


8 posted on 01/29/2011 10:09:42 PM PST by Moorings
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To: Dryman
Did not Axelrod make some petty comment?

Does he do anything else?

9 posted on 01/29/2011 10:10:18 PM PST by GVnana
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To: GVnana
From the get-go, I always suspected a *Rat Trick* was going on. It's right up their alley.
10 posted on 01/29/2011 10:14:41 PM PST by The Cajun
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To: GVnana

Any Conservative that trusts anything mainstream or lefty is nuts..


11 posted on 01/29/2011 10:17:02 PM PST by TASMANIANRED (Liberals are educated above their level of intelligence.. Thanks Sr. Angelica)
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To: GVnana
"but Mediaite’s sources are CNN and then they promote"

Personally, I prefer to think for myself. CNN's political director Tweeted minutes after the speech was over to make sure it was clear that FNC, not CNN was pool at that event. Other outlets besides Mediaite, also pointed the finger at FNC. As I said, Fox has had almost a week to rebut it, yet not a peep from them. To me, that's telling.

Whomever it was - FNC or CNN - this isn't anyone else's fault besides Bachmann, the Tea Party Express and their media consultants. This is press event 101. They screwed it up, no one else.

12 posted on 01/29/2011 10:20:33 PM PST by OldDeckHand
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To: GVnana

Any time a Tea Party member does an interview, they should always have somebody on their side videotape the entire proceedings.


13 posted on 01/29/2011 10:24:26 PM PST by TruthBeforeAll (To a liberal, if an idea is a complete & utter disaster, it's only because there's not enough of it.)
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To: GVnana

The correct camera to look at is the one with the teleprompter. All the camera directors knew this. It was sabotage.


14 posted on 01/29/2011 10:30:15 PM PST by UnwashedPeasant (Don't nuke me, bro)
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To: GVnana; potlatch; devolve; PhilDragoo; bitt

Bachmann and her SOTU reply were thoroughly skewered tonight on Saturday Night Live by Kristen Wiig, and also head-writer Seth Myers. They shared the blame with the incompetent director, and the make-up person.


15 posted on 01/29/2011 10:31:08 PM PST by ntnychik
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To: GVnana; potlatch; devolve; PhilDragoo; bitt

Bachmann and her SOTU reply were thoroughly skewered tonight on Saturday Night Live by Kristen Wiig, and also head-writer Seth Myers. They shared the blame with the incompetent director, and the make-up person.


16 posted on 01/29/2011 10:31:09 PM PST by ntnychik
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To: GVnana
Are people able to listen to her words without getting a charlie-horse in their brain because a person looks off kilter on their TV screen?
I don't understand the caterwauling. I watched a few minutes of Mrs. Bachmann's rebuttal on CNN and I thought she was great. I didn't care that she was looking at a different camera - I was listening to what she had to say.
Try looking for the substance and don't get hung up on the veneer.
17 posted on 01/29/2011 10:35:39 PM PST by El Cid (Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house...)
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To: ntnychik

Of course.


18 posted on 01/29/2011 10:37:27 PM PST by GVnana
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To: El Cid
Are people able to listen to her words without getting a charlie-horse in their brain because a person looks off kilter on their TV screen?

Not in today's media. It's style over substance.

19 posted on 01/29/2011 10:38:43 PM PST by GVnana
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To: GVnana

>> Did CNN Sabotage Rep. Bachmann’s SOTU Response?

Doubt it. Makes the camera and production crew look like idiots.


20 posted on 01/29/2011 10:39:43 PM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: Gene Eric
Makes the camera and production crew look like idiots.

Let us not forget that CNN has a long history of trying to make conservatives look like idiots and they are not ashamed of their tactics.

21 posted on 01/29/2011 10:42:49 PM PST by GVnana
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To: Moorings

“When are we going to learn that the main stream media is mostly extreme left wing activists masquerading as reporters. Our side has to always be vigilant about this fact”

Bingo


22 posted on 01/29/2011 11:43:25 PM PST by Democrat_media (Why is no government creating a product we can hold in our hands like a cell phone..?)
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To: GVnana; All

Screw CNN and the rest of the MSM. Why should it surprise anyone that given the chance the MSM will make every decent God fearing American look stupid to the few 100,000 who even watch their stupid channel.

Just remember this when it comes to our movement and the MSM. We will go through them, around them, over them, and beyond them as we take this country back.

Do not doubt my words, because I am convinced that even the leftists in California will feel our wrath in 2012.

Everything the MSM does, they do to discourage us. They are finished and they know it, so why even fret over what a has been cable news network does anymore?


23 posted on 01/29/2011 11:47:04 PM PST by OneVike (Just a Christian waiting to go home)
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To: bray

No amount of sabotage can take away from the brilliance of her speech or intellect.

Their little game did nothing but draw more people to her video on line.


24 posted on 01/29/2011 11:52:57 PM PST by Carley (IDEOLOGY TRUMPS FACTS IN THE LEFT'S QUEST FOR POWER)
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To: GVnana

Word up to the GOP - never let the media do this to you again. Provide your own feed.


25 posted on 01/29/2011 11:53:27 PM PST by Wally_Kalbacken
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To: Gene Eric
>> Did CNN Sabotage Rep. Bachmann’s SOTU Response?

Doubt it. Makes the camera and production crew look like idiots.

Yeah. And we know CNN is too professional to do something so juvenile.


26 posted on 01/30/2011 12:49:26 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (WTF with Obama!!)
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To: Gene Eric
Or MSNBC. Both CNN and MSNBC are top-notch organizations run by broadcast professionals.


27 posted on 01/30/2011 12:51:18 AM PST by VeniVidiVici (WTF with Obama!!)
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To: VeniVidiVici; GVnana

The politics of an organization doesn’t necessarily reflect the self-respect of its skilled labor. Do you guys really want to debate this?


28 posted on 01/30/2011 1:32:45 AM PST by Gene Eric (Your Hope has been redistributed. Here's your Change.)
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To: GVnana

29 posted on 01/30/2011 1:46:59 AM PST by Bon mots ("Anything you say, can and will be construed as racist...")
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To: VeniVidiVici
And they always get things right...


30 posted on 01/30/2011 1:53:30 AM PST by Fresh Wind (TOTUS knows how to give a speech. Obama knows how to read.)
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To: GVnana
CNN Obama
31 posted on 01/30/2011 1:58:04 AM PST by Bon mots ("Anything you say, can and will be construed as racist...")
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To: GVnana
CNN Hawaii - idiots do not know where Hawaii is...
CNN Doesn't know where Hawaii is...

32 posted on 01/30/2011 2:00:59 AM PST by Bon mots ("Anything you say, can and will be construed as racist...")
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To: VeniVidiVici

Aw man. That’s a bad one.


33 posted on 01/30/2011 4:57:24 AM PST by GVnana
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To: VeniVidiVici

THAT’S the incident I was thinking of! When people called CNN to complain they were called names by the CNN staff.


34 posted on 01/30/2011 5:02:57 AM PST by GVnana
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To: GVnana; All

Would not surprise me that CNN, along with Liberal RINOs in the GOP...sabotaged the Bachmann response.

Still, even with the sabotage....her response was way better than the RINO drivel from Ryan.

Remember that the House GOP election committee refused to back Bachmann in the 206 general election...so I never rule out the GOP in anything these days


35 posted on 01/30/2011 5:18:28 AM PST by UCFRoadWarrior (Michelle Bachmann would make an excellent President)
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To: GVnana

To All:

Michele Bachmann has responded to this brohaha on her Facebook page:

“There’s been a lot of attention paid to the camera angle of my State of the Union response. Below is the one the networks should have broadcast; the network pool camera was asked to broadcast via the main camera, but a late-arriving network cameraman set up a very poor shot without anyone else being able to check the angle or the feed http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZCuQcSYV-I


36 posted on 01/30/2011 6:23:25 AM PST by battletank
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To: GVnana; pissant

Yeah they did set her up so they could do this. Such a pathetic Obama state run media they are...

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/jesse-eisenberg-monologue/1279517


37 posted on 01/30/2011 8:00:23 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: ntnychik

thanks for the ping - I watched just to see if they were going to try and skewer the O but they went back to their evil ways and just went after Bachmann. The entire whow was a snooze - I kept it on as background noise just in case they had ANYTHING interesting, but it was all flat.

Their hearts are broken that the One and his administration are just plain incompetent everyone knows it.


38 posted on 01/30/2011 8:02:19 AM PST by bitt ( ..Congress - either investigate Obama ...or yourselves, for complicity)
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To: GVnana; pissant

here is the Bachmann SNL I posted wrong link

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/michele-bachmann-cold-open/1279586/


39 posted on 01/30/2011 8:04:59 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: ntnychik
Bachmann and her SOTU reply were thoroughly skewered tonight on Saturday Night Live by Kristen Wiig, and also head-writer Seth Myers

Myers continued the Chris Matthews lie that Bachmann said "our forefathers" worked to get rid of slavery, when in fact she said "foreBEARS" and specifically mentioned John Quincy Adams.

40 posted on 01/30/2011 8:08:21 AM PST by montag813 (http://www.facebook.com/StandWithArizona)
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To: montag813

I just watched the SNL clip and it will not work this time; it is so obvious it is a political set up it is not even funny.

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/michele-bachmann-cold-open/1279586/


41 posted on 01/30/2011 8:11:51 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: pissant

What do you think, do you believe that FOX sabotaged this, so that You-Know-Whooooo, nah ... nevermind, it’s impossible....


42 posted on 01/30/2011 8:21:43 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: Carley

The charts showing Obama’s failure made Maddow have the biggest hissy fit. The SNLive skit was set to discredit the charts and her. It is so obvious and it is not even funny.


43 posted on 01/30/2011 8:28:57 AM PST by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! (Obama:If They Bring a Knife to the Fight, We Bring a Gun (the REAL Arizona instigator))
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To: pissant
Saturday Night Live allegedly skewers Representative Michele Bachmann

http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/michele-bachmann-cold-open/1279586/

It does NOT matter what the MSM or the Dims say about Rep. Bachmann, just make sure they get her name right. ANY advertising is *good* advertising for a woman of her high calibre.

44 posted on 01/30/2011 8:29:03 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: battletank

Thank you!


45 posted on 01/30/2011 8:30:15 AM PST by GVnana
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To: battletank; pissant; indylindy; ejdrapes
Thank you, battletank!!!

>>>> "There's been a lot of attention paid to the camera angle of my State of the Union response. Below is the one the networks should have broadcast; the network pool camera was asked to broadcast via the main camera, but a late-arriving network cameraman set up a very poor shot without anyone else being able to check the angle or the feed." <<<

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ZCuQcSYV-I

46 posted on 01/30/2011 8:31:53 AM PST by hennie pennie
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To: GVnana

Bachman learned a valuable but elementary lesson. She permitted the excessive camera angles and in so doing failed to manage the outcome.

Betcha it never happens again, as we live and learn media tactics. Where are “her people” who would have addressed such a camera angle debacle? Does she not have any?


47 posted on 01/30/2011 8:43:12 AM PST by RitaOK
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To: OneVike

At least CNN covered it. It was news worthy for sure and one notable by its absence should send an alarm.


48 posted on 01/30/2011 8:46:47 AM PST by Mouton
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To: GVnana

Chris Matthews Says Panama Canal Is In Egypt.

http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2011/01/29/palin-and-bachmann-nitpicker-chris-matthews-says-panama-canal-egypt


49 posted on 01/30/2011 8:53:13 AM PST by cruise_missile
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To: Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid!

The charts were clearly very upsetting to the left.

Lots of ridicule over the charts. The message from Congresswoman Bachmann was so clear. Her facts so incontrovertible.

Drives the left crazy doesn’t it!!!!


50 posted on 01/30/2011 8:53:40 AM PST by Carley (IDEOLOGY TRUMPS FACTS IN THE LEFT'S QUEST FOR POWER)
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