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Bachmann Blasts CBS For Manipulating Debate, Has Proof
Fox News ^ | 11/13/2011 | staff

Posted on 11/13/2011 3:25:20 PM PST by tobyhill

Republican Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s campaign is expressing outrage over an internal CBS memo that they said is proof the network mistreated the Minnesota congresswoman during Saturday night’s CBS News/National Journal Debate.

The email was accidentally sent to the Bachmann campaign by CBS News. The campaign decided to release the email to show what they believe was a planned effort to limit questions to Bachmann.

Bachmann’s campaign manager blasted CBS for what he called “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,” said campaign manager Keith Nahigian. “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.”

(Excerpt) Read more at nation.foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: bachmann; cbs; debate; huffers; huffing; mediabias; michelebachmann; minnesota; seebs
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1 posted on 11/13/2011 3:25:22 PM PST by tobyhill
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To: tobyhill

It isn’t called the Communist Broadcasting system for nothing.


2 posted on 11/13/2011 3:27:00 PM PST by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: tobyhill

The Republicans chose their enemies as the debate producers. No surprise here.


3 posted on 11/13/2011 3:28:26 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (Ah, the old Hope-a-Dope.)
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To: tobyhill

So don’t do the debates.

Do all debates through tea party venues :-)


4 posted on 11/13/2011 3:28:30 PM PST by justsaynomore (http://teamcain.hermancain.com)
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To: tobyhill
She's right. I hope people will ask themselves what "In the hopes that we can get someone else" means. They aren't going to stop with her.

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5 posted on 11/13/2011 3:28:42 PM PST by cripplecreek (A vote for Amnesty is a vote for a permanent Democrat majority. ..Choose well.)
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To: BenLurkin
There's also the really old lesson that if you lie down with dogs you get up with fleas.

CBS should have been cut out of the consideration of Republicans for debate/face time long ago. Apparently they've forgotten about what their boy, Dan Rather, did to George Bush.

That should have established an eternal enmity where CBS no longer exists in the Republican lexicon.

6 posted on 11/13/2011 3:29:36 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: FReepers; everyone; All



FReepathon Day 44!



7 posted on 11/13/2011 3:29:50 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC BY DONATING NOW! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: tobyhill

If we’re nominating people for POS status, I think Scott Pelley should be on the list


8 posted on 11/13/2011 3:29:52 PM PST by bigbob
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To: BenLurkin
The RNC Chairman should have provided some guidance here ~ Preibus should have simply directed the candidates to chose venues other than CBS given their prior history of criminal duplicity.

So where was Preibus? Maybe he was consulting with the blue hairs who own Kenosha or something.

9 posted on 11/13/2011 3:31:45 PM PST by muawiyah
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To: bigbob

I thought POS was the new name for PMSNBC


10 posted on 11/13/2011 3:33:14 PM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: muawiyah

No doubt someone on Michelle’s staff is a FReeper.


11 posted on 11/13/2011 3:35:45 PM PST by txhurl
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To: BenLurkin

Ron Paul was given 89 SECONDS of the 90 Minute debate. Regardless who you vote for that is a travesty.


12 posted on 11/13/2011 3:38:43 PM PST by Orange1998 (Obama also inherited AAA credit rating.)
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To: tobyhill

The only purpose for debates on the MSM networks is to give the Dems ammo to use against Republican candidates. I don’t know why these candidates let themselves get used that way.


13 posted on 11/13/2011 3:39:28 PM PST by Cementjungle
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To: muawiyah
"The RNC Chairman should have provided some guidance here ~ Preibus should have simply directed the candidates to chose venues other than CBS given their prior history of criminal duplicity."

When was the last time the GOP hired someone with brains as Chairman of the Party?

14 posted on 11/13/2011 3:42:52 PM PST by PALIN SMITH (In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.)
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To: Cementjungle
Yep and the GOP keeps walking into it. I guess it's like a bug zapper that bugs have to know their doomed but keep flying to it.
15 posted on 11/13/2011 3:44:26 PM PST by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: Jeff Chandler

The Republicans chose their enemies as the debate producers. No surprise here.

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The Republican mainstream is not conservative and will play ball with any and all MSM.


16 posted on 11/13/2011 3:45:06 PM PST by Chickensoup (In the 20th century 200 million people were killed by their own governments.)
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To: tobyhill
I believe she is right but I kept saying to my self all last night, "c'mon Michelle, why are you putting up with this, say something!"

No she is coming of like a whiner.

17 posted on 11/13/2011 3:45:15 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: Las Vegas Ron

No = Now


18 posted on 11/13/2011 3:46:19 PM PST by Las Vegas Ron (Rush Limbaugh = the Beethoven of talk radio)
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To: PALIN SMITH
When was the last time the GOP hired someone with brains as Chairman of the Party?

I'd guess about the time of Calvin Coolidge...


19 posted on 11/13/2011 3:48:53 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: COBOL2Java
Can we dig him up?
20 posted on 11/13/2011 3:52:44 PM PST by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: tobyhill
THIS IS NOTHING NEW!

A serious question: WHO is responsible for setting up these (as well as Presidential) debates?

I realize that only Fox is (somewhat, though even they are questionable) "Objective" but agreeing to all these debates moderated by Biased, Far Left, Hate Conservative, State-Run Media and their moderators/news persons is a recipe for disaster and meant only to try and show the Republicans in the worst light (with their "Loaded" questions) possible.

The candidates should agree that they won't subject themselves to such dog and pony shows and find some other venues (such as the Newt/Cain...whatever it was) and tell the RNC or whoever to go pound sand.

21 posted on 11/13/2011 3:53:03 PM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: tobyhill

peney had a smirk on his face much of the time.


22 posted on 11/13/2011 3:55:19 PM PST by ken21
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To: tobyhill

Finally something good.


23 posted on 11/13/2011 3:56:02 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper
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To: Orange1998
Ron Paul was given 89 SECONDS of the 90 Minute debate. Regardless who you vote for that is a travesty.

Yep...Nearly everything ya see on TV is controlled, choreographed, rehearsed, and manipulated.

24 posted on 11/13/2011 3:57:43 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: tobyhill

I noticed that Bachman wanted to respond to the efficacy (being denied as such) of Water Boarding and she is in a position to know, but Scotty-Boy would have none of it as I’m sure he didn’t want anyone to dispute the mantra being advanced that any information that was gleaned (and we have enough evidence, at least pertaining to KFC that it WAS valuable) therefrom, and proved to be a treasure trove to the intelligence community.


25 posted on 11/13/2011 3:58:19 PM PST by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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To: tobyhill

Don’t the letters CBS mean Communists Broadcasting Sh..?


26 posted on 11/13/2011 3:58:51 PM PST by Enterprise ("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
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To: Orange1998
Did anyone notice, Bachman got cut off at the knees when she was responding to a question during the debate, trying to elaborate on a point, when one of the questioners, or panelist cut her right off.

I remember thinking at the time, how damn rude that was.

Now I know they were just following the script, of keeping her locked out of the discussion.

27 posted on 11/13/2011 4:03:24 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: cripplecreek
She's right. I hope people will ask themselves what "In the hopes that we can get someone else" means. They aren't going to stop with her.

If you follow the exchange in the email, the "In the hopes that we can get someone else" part is in response to getting her on the webshow. My uneducated guess is that they were hoping to get Cain, Romney, or Perry for the webshow and were settling for her for the time being.
28 posted on 11/13/2011 4:03:56 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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To: tobyhill

I would have paid good money to see John Dickerson’s face after he hit “Sent” on that email, and then saw it was sent to Bachman’s people as well.


29 posted on 11/13/2011 4:06:51 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: tobyhill

The sham went two ways:

1. Bachmann literally ignored and cut off at one point. And she’s a current member of Congress.

2. Paul ignored - never mind that he’s a member of the Foreign Affairs committee and an author of a book related to the subject - in a national security and foreign policy type debate - you’d think there’d be deference to that.

...nope they kept going to back to those with no experience - or those currently not in office.

Scripted / controlled - no doubt about it.

=8-)


30 posted on 11/13/2011 4:13:19 PM PST by =8 mrrabbit 8=
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To: tobyhill

31 posted on 11/13/2011 4:15:03 PM PST by NoLibZone (Sexual Harassment:men touching themselves while wearing only jock straps,gyrating on a parade float)
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To: tobyhill

That Bachmann called Dickerson a POS is a huffer line.

Can you link to where she said this?


32 posted on 11/13/2011 4:17:45 PM PST by NoLibZone (Sexual Harassment:men touching themselves while wearing only jock straps,gyrating on a parade float)
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To: tobyhill

No proof needed, we can see it. CBS fails.


33 posted on 11/13/2011 4:20:36 PM PST by opentalk
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To: tobyhill

We (and Bachmann) are squandering our energy being “outraged” at the MSM bias in favor of the crooked Democrat Party and against Republicans. They are NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER going to wake up. They upheld Adolph Hitler before WWII. Germans who counted on the media to be truthful were disappointed. - The MSM prides itself on being a little club of “special intellectuals”. Save your breath.


34 posted on 11/13/2011 4:22:40 PM PST by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: NoLibZone
I never said she did but her campaign manage did and I'm sure she agrees with the sentiments.

“Bachmann’s campaign manager called Dickerson “a piece of sh**”

Bachmann’s campaign sent the email chain after the debate, claiming it suggested planned bias at the debate.

The congresswoman, who's now registering in the single digits in national polls, was not asked as many questions as the front-runners in the race.

Furious with Dickerson's response, Bachmann’s campaign manager Keith Nahigian stormed through the spin room, where he said, “John Dickerson should be fired. He is a piece of shit. He is a fraud and he should be fired.”

35 posted on 11/13/2011 4:25:46 PM PST by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: COBOL2Java
Where have I seen that face recently?

The Cain camppaign????


36 posted on 11/13/2011 4:27:40 PM PST by caper gal 1
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To: dragnet2

I noticed them shut her down as well and thought she should have just spoken up and demanded to finish her answer.....that’s what the others do. If she wants to be CIC she better get tough...not be polite and obedient.


37 posted on 11/13/2011 4:28:10 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: tobyhill
CBS RESPONDS "It was a candid exchange about the reality of the circumstances--Bachmann remains at 4% in the polls." CBS News Spokesperson

Gee! that couldn't possibly be because the MSM deliberately minimizes candidates they don't like could it?

38 posted on 11/13/2011 4:30:53 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: TigersEye
Of course the Lame Stream Media will try and pick our candidate for us and it seems even some FReepers are ok with that.
39 posted on 11/13/2011 4:33:09 PM PST by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: caper gal 1

If that’s him he’s now 150 years old... ;-)


40 posted on 11/13/2011 4:34:40 PM PST by COBOL2Java (Obama is the least qualified guy in whatever room he walks into.)
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To: tobyhill
"I never said she did but her campaign manage did and I'm sure she agrees with the sentiments."

You need to get back to huffers and work on spreading this.

41 posted on 11/13/2011 4:35:19 PM PST by NoLibZone (Sexual Harassment:men touching themselves while wearing only jock straps,gyrating on a parade float)
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To: JouleZ

Yep.


42 posted on 11/13/2011 4:36:14 PM PST by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: =8 mrrabbit 8=

Santorum had to fight for his time, and there were FReepers saying that he was arrogant.


43 posted on 11/13/2011 4:37:15 PM PST by Lauren BaRecall (Boehner, you deal making THUG B@st@rd!)
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To: tobyhill

WHY THE HELL ARE THE REPUBLICAN DEBATES BEING CONTROLLED AND ORGANIZED BY DEMOCRATS???

WOULD OBAMA AGREE TO A DEBATE HOSTED BT RUSH LIMBAUGH AND SEAN HANNITY?


44 posted on 11/13/2011 4:38:10 PM PST by Mr. K (Physically unable to proofreed <--- oops, see?)
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To: NoLibZone
I don't go to Huffington Post and of course I also don't care what they think.
45 posted on 11/13/2011 4:40:30 PM PST by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: tobyhill

I apologize.

I mis understood your intent.


46 posted on 11/13/2011 4:41:13 PM PST by NoLibZone (Sexual Harassment:men touching themselves while wearing only jock straps,gyrating on a parade float)
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To: tobyhill

I’m not OK with it. The purpose of a debate is to hear the POV of all the candidates. The MSM already has the advantage of selectively covering them in their regular broadcast time. Let the field be narrowed down in its merits not on outsider manipulation.


47 posted on 11/13/2011 4:42:49 PM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: Mr. K

None of the current candidates realize the changes that have taken place since the mid 80’s in information dissemination.

They are unaware of Cable news.

Conservative radio.

and ALGores invention.

So they shall get beat up on CBS, NBC and ABC.

If one of them said , “I shall no longer give time the CBS,NBC and ABC” , their numbers would skyrocket.


48 posted on 11/13/2011 4:44:56 PM PST by NoLibZone (Sexual Harassment:men touching themselves while wearing only jock straps,gyrating on a parade float)
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To: NoLibZone
In some ways I do care what they think because I want them to know that we fight back and will use whatever terminology and tactics necessary to fight back and win.

I'll use what Obama recommended, I'll get in their face.

49 posted on 11/13/2011 4:47:13 PM PST by tobyhill (Obama, The Biggest Thief In American History)
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To: tobyhill

For the last time, stop going on these liberal networks!!! Tell them TGFT!!! They are the enemy!! They want to do damage to you!! Do these candidates not understand this??


50 posted on 11/13/2011 4:56:47 PM PST by Batman11 (Obama's poll numbers are so low the Kenyans are claiming he was born in the USA!)
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