Skip to comments.CNN Notices that Michele Bachmann Repeats Talking Points While Governor Palin Answers Questions
Posted on 08/15/2011 5:48:20 AM PDT by unseen1
Twice in one day. No doubt, some of you will see this as CNN stoking a catfight between Gov. Palin and Rep. Bachmann. Weve already documented that the media will attempt to do this, and the Governor wants nothing to do with it.
But frankly, this strikes me as a pretty straightforward analysis (once again) by CNN of the two oft-compared politicians approaches to interacting with the media. I could be wrong, but it seems like Don Lemon is seeing the real Palin for the first time. Kudos for him that he appears to recognize the authenticity that we so admire about the Governor. Its also not a good sign for Bachmann that she is being labeled as robotic in her interviews. All we can say is Welcome to our world, Michele. And well see you along the trail.
*CNN video at link
As this campaign unfolds it will become increasingly clear that there really is no comparison between the two woman except for the fact they are women.
Has CNN also noticed that Zero can’t put two words together without a teleprompter?
I’m not too worried about what CNN manages to notice.
So if your Palin doesn’t run or runs and doesn’t win, and Bachmann is the nom, then what? You’ll hold your noes and vote for a TRUE CONSERVATIVE because your Palin didn’t run? You’re doing exactly what CNN wants and your post is exactly why they ran that spot.
one miracle a day please.
Please let’s not be like Ed Rollins.
No need to criticize other candidates.
Bachmann is an experienced politician. She understands how to deal with the MSM assassians better than Palin. Bachmann will not have a Katie Couric moment. Stay on message should be the watchword. The MSM are not our friends.
I don't think it is clear at all which of the two is "more accomplished." I think they're both highly accomplished and would both be qualified to be president. Far more qualified than Obama. I think it's simply a matter of which of them you agree with more. And also the fact that Palin has not (yet?) entered the race.
CNN finally seeing the light?? Put down the crack pipe, you are being played.
CNN (and MSM in general) has one goal in political coverage, and that is to further the chances of their polical wing (the DNC). Anything favorable that they appear to report about the GOP is designed to divide.
I'm going to disagree with you here. In addition to both being Republican women, they're also both strongly identified with the TEA Party and have positioned themselves as the outsiders taking on the establishment.
Of course, there's as much to contrast between them on these points as to compare them, but it's not just as superficial as both of them being women.
Hey, I have said this in emails to Fox...Gov Palin is getting more respect from CNN than she gets from Fox
Will you vote for Gov Palin if she is the nominee and defeats “your” bachmann?
Btw Your “true conservative Bachmann thanked Pres Obama for bailing out the Pork meat industry.
Soon Palin is going to jump into it and destroy all of the other candidates. Palin actually has a very good chance at beating zero. If she doesn’t I’m going for the next best conservative which is Rick Perry.
This is a family fight.
I believe it`s very clear to most that Gov Palin is much more accomplished than Bachmann.
One thing we can count on is for the media and other campaigns to attempt to sow discord between them and a willing audience of idiots to eat it up.
Amen - they've all got strengths and weaknesses - this should be about beating the Zero, not clubbing kindred spirits.
Maybe. the straw poll and all. Lots of effort goes into those things. But part of a campaign is the wear and tear and how people handle that.
I always liked that Reagan clip where at the end of a long campaing Reagan visible tired told a heckler to shut up. It showed his character. All politicans will sooner or later refute to talkign points but The CNN video reminded me of rush’s media drive by segments were the MSM repeat the same talking points over and over and over.
noticing that one candidate speaks in sound bites and talking points and one doesn’t is now Ed rollins like?
You did watch the video right? CNN is saying Bachmann does not know how to deal with the media where as They gave Gov Palin compliments for how she handled the media.
“Gov Palin is getting more respect from CNN than she gets from Fox”
That is because FOX is the pipe organ for the GOP Establishment, which both detests and fears Palin. Prior to getting the nomination in 1980, the nastiest shots that Reagan took were not from Walter Cronkite or John Chancellor but from the GOP Establishment.
I expect Palin to get a fairer shake from CNN. And make no mistake. She is going to get a lot of votes in the general election from people who have heretofore detested the GOP and would never vote for a GOP candidate.
I remember her saying she had to take medication for migrains and such. Those tend to be quite sedating.
Knowing others who deal with those meds, that might explain her demeanor.
You don’t see a clear difference between a gov that gave her state a $12 billion surplus, cut spending by 9.5% in real terms, cut federal earmark requests by 86% led her state to be the second highest job creator in % terms over the last 5 years in the nation to some one that that tried (and failed) to get the lightbulb unbanned in Congress?
Accomplishment and records matter.
That’s a (very) interesting theory.
Fox = old guard GOP.
Old guard GOP disses Palin.
CNN counters, by being fair to Palin? That’s what I’d do if I were in charge over there, though I’m skeptical any part of the media can get past their liberal slant.
Both ladies are also eligible for the Presidency. Comrade Barry ISN'T!
The media asks nonstop gotcha questions of Bachmann.
She’s responding the best way one could.
If you aren’t caught by the gotcha question, then what you see in this article is the next line of attack. She stayed on message instead of falling into the baited trap.
This article kills two birds with one stone by trying to divide and conquer conservatives. Set them against each other, build the one not running up and tear the one running down. If Palin joins or leads they’ll get her next.
Michelle Bachman does need to stop repeating talking points. Not just her...but any candidate.
It might work with getting a message across to America, but I get bored easily and stop listening.
I said their ideas overlap. So on that point I agree. but from a style, substance and resume standpoint there is no comparision. My point is we are not comparing Gov Perry to thad McCotter both have the same ideas and overlap on key issues so why should we compare Gov Palin to Bachmann.
The correct comparison would be to compare Gov Perry to Gov Palin.
Wen was the last time Commie News Net went after a Demonrat for doing the same thing they criticize MB for?
We all know how CNN is so right and reliable. Palin appears on CNN every week...oh wait!
As of now that is my thinking too. while some of Perry’s stands on immigration and other isssues give me pause he appears to be a mile better than Mitt and I think the race will come down to Palin, Perry and Mitt maybe rudy.
so for me its Palin,Perry and not sure I can support Mitt at all yet but he has to be at least a little bit better than the full marxist we hav ein Obama
Enjoy voting for Open Borders Rick. It will be your last time to ever vote for a “conservative”.
After that, a democrat will always be your president.
Repeating the same lines verbatim on back to back shows leaves Bachmann open to the charge that she is just reading her lines like “The One”. If she had answered a few questions from CNN on Saturday instead of her staff and husband shoving them out of the way, this segment might never have aired.
Michele doesn’t have enough experience, as Castellanos and Donna Brazile were observing. Palin is so much more adept at handling the media, as was Reagan (and JFK, for that matter).
I love my congressman, but I would not consider him ready for the presidency. A congressman? Uh, the Oval Office is not for rookies.
I would vote for Palin, but not for the nomination. I’m probably voting for Cain, if I vote at all. I do believe Palin has more baggage than Bachmann and I also don’t think she’s running.
My point is attacking Bachmann makes no sense unless you want to divide the conservative movement, which is what CNN wants to do and what you’re helping them with. Mitt isn’t a conservative and should be rooted out but Bachmann is.
Using a CNN hit piece as ammo for Palin is not wise and will backfire.
could be. I read she had the lightbulbs changed last night before her speech. Brightlights trigger migranes also. I have no idea if that was why the Bachmann campaign insisted on changing the lighting before the speech or not but I really can’t think of any other reason way they would go to such an effort for a 20 minute speech.
They've got a slant alright, but they may have picked up on the fact that media sources that treat Palin fairly tend to get better access. And $$$ still trumps ideology, even at CNN.
The only thought I can add is that Bachmann was probably asked the same question on each show, and had the same answer for an identical question. The video did not show the questions, just the same answers.
It would drive ratings up at CNN and give an opening for CNN to get viewers they would normally not get. I agree if I was at CNN I would try it. MSNBC has the bash Palin viewer locked up. If Foxnews is thinking they are the only stand in town and can treat Palin negatively CNN might just see an opening here.
Great video. Thanks for the post.
Palin has learned how to handle the media.
yeap I think 2012 will be the year where the one that uses the least amount of talking points and speaks from the heart wins