Skip to comments.Bachmann Accuses CBS News of Bias During GOP Debate
Posted on 11/13/2011 9:57:42 AM PST by Kaslin
Following Saturday’s GOP CBS/National Journal debate, the Michele Bachmann campaign accused CBS News of organizing a biased event by purposefully keeping her questions to a minimum. After accidently receiving an internal email from John Dickerson – the newly appointed political director for CBS News – her campaign released a screenshot of the correspondence to reporters. Via The Hill:
Dickerson was responding to an email sent to CBS News staffers discussing the possibility of booking Bachmann for a webcast interview. The initial email notes that Alice Stewart, Bachmann's spokeswoman, was included in the email chain, but Dickerson appeared not to have noticed when he sent his reply to the group.
"Okay let's keep it loose though since she's not going to get many questions and she's nearly off the charts in the hopes that we can get someone else," Dickerson wrote.
Bachmann has been struggling in the polls since her peak in August, and is currently hovering around 4 percent.
CBS News, however, defended the email explaining it was merely “a candid exchange about the reality of the circumstances.” According to Mediaite, a screenshot of the email was posted on Bachmann’s Facebook page by Keith Nahigian – her campaign manager – with the following caption:
While Michele has been onstage at tonight’s debate demonstrating strong leadership on foreign policy and national security, we received concrete evidence confirming what every conservative already knows – the liberal mainstream media elites are manipulating the Republican debates by purposely suppressing our conservative message and limiting Michele’s questions.
View the attached email by CBS News’ political director from earlier today–we need to show the liberal media elite that we won’t stand for this outrageous manipulation. Help us fight this affront by sharing this with your friends.
CBS, biased? What!?
Yeah, I know. No way /s>
Bachmann Campaign Expresses Regret After Manager Goes on Tear Over Alleged Bias at CBS
This whining wench should go home and take care of her family.
Sorry, but we’re electing a President. Whining that things “aren’t fair” isn’t Presidential. She’s at 4% in the polls. Thats why she’s not getting attention.
Sounds like See BS is a sexist outfit!
Actually, if you watched the “debate,” you can see that she was right about this. I read also that an analysis published today showed that in ALL of the debates, the candidate who has been given the most time is Romney. And this is based on counting up the minutes, not on wild claims.
The push Romney on us at every chance.
So, why go on these shows? If all true conservatives would be “no shows” there would be no shows.
Agreed. The liberals are dictating the conservatives’ path for their own benefit.
They should be called on it and future appearances should not just be handed out stupidly, but on the merit of previous presentations.
BTW I am not a Bachman supporter
One possible format would be where the time allotted tracked with the candidates' poll numbers. The other would be an equal spread of time for all candidates.
The former favors the front runners and the latter those with a long way to go. Or you could say the former locks in the bias of the polls but the latter wastes time on the folks who don't stand a chance [vat iss dis Huntsman doing here?]. Any way you slice it, whining isn't doing Michelle any good.
Republicans are stupid and this entire series of debates showed it.
The debates have been orchestrated by the mainstream media to get the candidates to attack each other, not discuss the different approaches to rectifying the mess Obama has made of America.
Also, the questions are framed and construed to provide the media’s favorite choice - “Mitt” Romney with the most coverage, while deliberately belittling, ignoring and marginalizing the three conservatives there - Gingrich, Cain and Bachmann.
WHY they are allowing this to proceed this way is beyond me.
As I have said over and over again, the Democrats CAN’T win by making this about Obama and his record. They can only win by making the election about who the Republicans select.
As Gingrich said, aside from Romney and Huntsman, ANY one of the candidates up there, including Perry, would do a far better job of rectifying the economy and protecting us against foreign threats than Obama or ANY OTHER DEMOCRAT.
Who said life was fair?
Are we becoming liberals?
Yep. If the GOP lets Romney choose the details, and the other candidates cooperate, who’s to blame?
Go Cain song - it will be heard across the land , you betcha
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