Skip to comments.Washington Post Slams Bachmann Yet Again (7/7/2011. Same WP Writer, Same Modus Operandi)
Posted on 05/11/2012 5:22:01 PM PDT by tobyhill
Jason Horowitz's July 6 piece in the Style section of the Washington Post, "Faith & Politics," was a continuation of the mainstream media's crusade against Michele Bachmann and her family. Half anthropology report from the darkest Midwest, half political hit-piece, Horowitz's article sniped at the Bachmanns' opposition to homosexuality and their strong Lutheran faith.
Horowitz opened his article by portraying the Mr. and Mrs. Bachmann as unfeeling villains in their opposition to homosexuality: "In an interview last year with a Christian-radio talk show, Marcus Bachmann, a therapist who runs a faith-infused counseling center here, compared homosexuals to 'barbarians' who 'need to be educated, need to be disciplined.'"
Narrow-minded conservative, attacking homosexuality.
But Horowitz was merely getting started.
Horowitz then snidely described the Bachmanns' community, declaring that "Dr. Bachmann's strong anti-gay views would hardly be noteworthy outside the suburban towns marked with water towers in the St. Croix Valley." The implication is clear: uneducated country hicks aren't intelligent enough to support gay rights.
Horowitz quoted political scientist Larry Jacobs, who stated of the Bachmanns that "Their career in politics has always been about pursuing a social conservative agenda." Horowitz dutifully echoed Jacobs's assessment, disputing a quote from Michele Bachmann: "I am not running [for president] to be anyone's judge." Horowitz then proceeded to judge Bachmann's statement: "This is something of a change."
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Journolists do what they gotta do.
It’s far more important to investigate known threats like Joe the Plumber than saviors like Baraq Obama.
WashPost is scum, no question about it! Michelle Bachmann on the other hand does not impress me at all. I say her stock has gone wayyy down, certainly as far as I am concerned, nothing to do with any reports by Washpost etc, do not read any of it, just the way she has behaved,comments she has made etc, I could list but will not.
For the most part, Conservatives and other "regular" Americans ignore the Washington Post and couldn't care less what it says. The only exceptions are some weak-kneed GOP politicians who've lived in Washington so long that they've come to believe that it's the real world. Dick Lugar used to be one of them...