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Bachmann Campaign Accuses CBS News of Bias Before Debate

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posted on Nov, 14 2011 @ 05:48 AM
Politicker NY

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.


Poor Bachmann, I'm sure CBS cares what she has to say?!

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

In all honesty though, what does she expect? Her campaign is dead in the water, she brings no solutions to the table, only partisan bickering. The platform ideas she does have were stolen from other GOP campaigns or are just clever talking points to take down Democrats.

Even more silly is the fact that Bachmann's camp thinks that there's no media bias, and that they should not expect any. Poor Ron Paul has learned tha the hard way. Hopefully they give him more air time then they give her.

In a related story on Prison Planet - Ron Paul Gets 89 Seconds At Debate they use the above story as a means to prove that the media are limiting certain people's air time.

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.

Thoughts ATS?

edit on 11/14/2011 by tothetenthpower because: (no reason given)

posted on Nov, 14 2011 @ 06:02 AM
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We're getting to the silly season now.

Every slight, every mis-spoken word is an insult or perceived bias.

I'm surprised that the other candidates aren't charging ATS with bias because they aren't getting equal time on the threads!

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