Skip to comments.Bachmann doesn't accept apology for 'flake' question
Posted on 06/27/2011 6:19:19 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
Bachmann doesn't accept apology for 'flake' question By Michael O'Brien - 06/27/11 08:10 AM ET
Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) said she wasn't accepting the apology of Fox anchor Chris Wallace, who asked her Sunday if she was a "flake."
Bachmann rejected an apology from Wallace, who challenged whether the Tea Party-aligned congresswoman was serious in her bid for the Republican presidential nomination.
"I think that it's insulting to insinuate that a candidate for president is less than serious," Bachmann said in an interview on ABC when asked about Wallace's apology, which he posted online.
"Those are the small issues," Bachmann said when specifically pressed about whether she accepted the apology. "I'm focused on the big one."
A weekend poll of likely Republican caucusgoers in Iowa showed that she was in contention for the nomination in Iowa, and her performance at a New Hampshire debate earlier this month has political observers buzzing with speculation that the three-term congresswoman might just make a credible run for the nomination.
Good for her. Wallace is a jerk, an I don’t plan to ever watch his show again!
Not smart to make this an issue, just accept the apology and move on.
Why does anyone need to “accept” an apology? If someone was wrong they should apologize and then shut up.
IF ONLY Ms. Bachmann had LOUDLY publicly apologized
to Gov. Palin. IF ONLY, she would ROCK today.
Ms. Bachmann-Romney was Rollinized.
Hypocrite Bachmann gave NO public apology to Gov. Palin
so it seems karma has run over her RINO dogma.
I’m REALLY starting to like this lady.
Ted Baxter will probably have him on his show this week so they can kick her around a bit more...Wallace will saw something to the effect he did not mean to use the word flake and BOR will say, oh, did you mean to say something like insincere...well that is it...our word for the day.
Great set up by Bachmann!
Guess Wallace won’t be asking PALIN if she’s a ‘flake’ when she announces!
Why do ‘Journalists’ feel that it is okay to put down republican candidates, but consider it racist to say anything bad about a Democratic candidate?
This $hit has got to stop.
I agree. He should know better!!
I never heard her say that.
BDS dude BDS
He thought long and hard about that word and decided it was worth the gotcha clip. He likely planned and apology figuring it was worth the high fives around the Country Club cooler.
Pray for America
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Give me the quote where Wallace told her he was sorry.
It was brazen and very insulting for Wallace to call Bachmann a flake. It is standard procedure for the increasingly crude and shallow, low class, and juvenile media in this country to be crass and insulting and then offer a written apology. It is predictable, tedious, and repetitious of the media these days. Such behavior is consistent with a dumbed down country, IMO.
Why should she accept a shallow, meaningless, and predictable apology?
Someone got a link to the actual comments that Michele Bachmann made? Methinks she said (paraphrased) that “it’s not a matter of accepting or rejecting an ‘apology’ for a breach of etiquette. It’s a matter of taking the larger issues I am voicing seriously.” I.e. a warning that she is not going to just sit there and let more guff go unanswered.
She doesn’t accept his apology, good for her for not playing nice like the GOP elite wants.
She apologizes for saying obama is unamerican; well, one awshit wipes out 10,000 attaboys and she managed to wipe out the one good for her with light speed.
Her advisors with the poll stats and their fealty oaths to the GOP elite stuffed up their arses need to be fired.
It’s a mistake to make it about being “insulted.” She ought to get right in their face about the way the media try to diminish and marginalize conservatives running for public office.
A big name MSM journalist coming from a big name MSM family and he apologizes? Wow, I’m impressed. Dan Rather is still mumbling in the corner about fake but accurate. Hell, Wallace probably did Bachmann a favor here.
Did Wallace ask Obama if he was a flake for his “57 states?”
Or Biden for his “Stand up, Chuck?”
Not that I can recall. What a pathetic idiotic question to ask a viable candidate.
Take a deep breath.
Remember Don Imus(who I never really cared for). He apologized till he was blue in the face and yet still was out on the street. Let’s see what happens to Wallrus
Give it up.
1. It was Rollins, not Bachmann who said it.-
2. There was technically nothing untrue about what he said.
Merely one of the "charges" being made against B.O. is that he is a Marxist. Will Wallace ever ask B.O. whether or not he is a [fill-in-the-blank]?
I dunno. Is it possible he meant no harm with that question? An easy response would have been, “No, and I appreciate that the Left labels all non-Statists with that moniker” or something.
Wallace ripped Stewart-Leibovitz a new one so badly old Jonny needed to get a colostomy bag after the interview. “Are you bringing back Amos and Andy?” Priceless.
Ms. Bachmann HIRED Rollins and has SOLE responsibility.
The MORE weaseling,
the less likeable is Team Bachmann.
Anyone who dreams that Ms. Bachmann-DOES-not-have
responsiblity for someone-she-HIRES is a flake.
Do you really think Wallace will be (or even should be) “out on the street”? Do we really need another opportunity to act like victims here? Yeah, got it... the MSM isn’t fair. Wah Wah Wah... and every time we fall for the distraction.
Are you a flake?
She is kickin it ~ if you haven’t seen the 16 minute interview google it up ~ Bachmann was crushing it! Every question, every interruption.
I only caught the entire interview because of the buzz created last 20 seconds ~ Wallace’s stupid question.
Go away. You are a disease to this site.
I always thought Chris (unlike his father) was pretty-much non-partisan, until now.
This type of comment is beneath him - would he ask this of Romney, or even Gingrich for that matter?
I agree that he can be a real jerk and sometimes sleazy at times. I quit watching his circus on Sunday mornings because of all the middle of the roadkill talking heads he has as his round table of talking head pundits about 18 months ago. He and his merry band of RINO co-horts speak for the mushy middle and left left leaning libtards but certainly not serious minded conservatives.
And he didn't insult Ms Bachmann on his web page but rather in person and then he further insults by not going to her in person asking for forgiveness. Oh wait, he didn't ask for forgiveness did he?! He mouthed a mealy mouthed apology. About par for the course.
Here is the link to the whole interview.
Wallace did help Bachman by asking the question. Why? Because Bachman answered it perfectly. No one needs to ask Obama, Reid, Pelosi, Wasserman-Shultz, Wiener, etc. if they are flakes. That is a given fact, clear & simple!!!
If you watch Wallace’s apology, you will note that the only real reason that he apologized was because a bunch of Fox Viewers set his email on fire.
Even he admitted that.
It was not a sincere apology.
Wallace should look in the mirror if he is serious about finding out who the real flake is.
Wow, it took 5 posts for a Palinista to bring up Palin on a thread that has nothing to do with her. You people are so tedious.
I don’t recall Chris asking the-totally-unprepared-to-be- president (and still is) candidate BHO if he was a flake...
I agree completely!
Thy name is irony.
Bachmann backstabbed Gov. Palin using Rollins
for plausible deniability. Did not work, did it?
On THIS THREAD Bachmann won’t even accept an apology
that SHE IS UNABLE TO GIVE HERSELF.
Bachmann is now a joke by her (and Rollins) own creation.
Are you a journalist?
Well put. Thank you.
Like the age old truism it would seem that 'the acorn doesn't fall far from the tree'. That saying may not be too far from the truth more and more these days.
I don’t think the question was a bad thing, per se. Wallace showed himself to be an arrogant, elitist, jerk but Michele handled the question beautifully. She knocked it out of the park with her answer. Good for you Mrs. Bachmann!
Actually this was a great question that could have been hit out of the ballpark by her. Instead, she’s chosen to go on the defensive as to why she hit a foul ball instead of a home run.
“Did Wallace ask Obama if he was a flake for his 57 states?....’
exactly what I thought. has he asked any male potential candidates or politicians if they were flakes? Newt..for his foolish comments about Ryan; Trump for use of 4 letter words; Obama and Biden for the many flubs both have made. no radical feminist here, but, me thinks Chris showed his chauvinist leanings.....not wise...