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Minnesota Congresswoman’s Michele Bachmann’s campaign staff went ballistic after one of her communications director, Alice Stewart, was mistakenly CC’d on an internal CBS News email. In the message, newly minted political director John Dickerson said he’d rather interview someone else on his post-debate webshow. Congresswoman Bachmann’s staffers responded by accusing CBS of bias and calling for Mr. Dickerson’s head.
In the email, which was sent hours prior to the debate, CBS News senior politics producer Caroline Horn told Mr. Dickerson she could arrange to have Ms. Bachmann on his show.
“I was just speaking with Alice Stewart, cc’d here, about the Congresswoman or a senior member of her staff joining you for the webshow,” Ms. Horn wrote.
“Okay let’s keep it loose 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,” Mr. Dickerson responded.
Ms. Stewart forward the “unaltered email” to her press list with along with a statement saying it describing it as “indicating bias” that showed a “planned effort to limit questions to Michele Bachmann at tonight’s CBS / National Journal Debate
Congressman Ron Paul was a victim of what later transpired to be a deliberate policy on behalf of CBS News to restrict the air time of certain candidates during last night’s Republican debate, after he was afforded just 90 seconds of speaking time during the course of the event in South Carolina last night.