Michele Bachmann reads Huffington Post and Daily Beast, watches MSNBC
Bachmann gets her news from sources that haven't been easy on her lately.
During the question and answer session at the National Press Club this afternoon, most of of Michele Bachmann's answers were predictable.
Yes, she's still against raising the debt ceiling. Yes, she still thinks Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are the source of the entire U.S. housing crisis, even though she used them to finance her own home. What's that about her husband's "ungay" clinic? Well, anyway, she loves Marcus and she's running for president, next question, thank you.
When Bachmann was asked where she got her news -- the "Katie Couric to Sarah Palin" question that made the Alaska Governor look like such a babbling idiot -- she at first answered like Palin.
"I'm a big reader, and I read everything," she said.
When pressed for the liberal news outlets she reads, Bachmann gave a stunning response.
"As far as television goes, I will go to MSNBC, to see what MSNBC has to say," she said. And then: "And also the Huffington Post, and see what they have to say, or the Daily Beast."
So, since Michele's been so busy lately, City Pages thought it would go to MSNBC, the Huffington Post, and the Daily Beast, and see what they have to say about candidate Bachmann.
Here's a selection of coverage on candidate Bachmann from the Daily Beast:
"Bachmann's Unrivalled Extremism," by Michele Goldberg, June 14
Lots of politicians talk about a sinister homosexual agenda. Bachmann, who has made opposition to gay rights a cornerstone of her career, seems genuinely to believe in one. Her conviction trumps even her once close relationship with her lesbian stepsister. "What an amazing imagination," marvels Arnold. "Her ideology is so powerful that she can construct a reality just on a moment's notice."
"The Submissive Michele Bachmann," by Jill Lawrence, July 10
When I saw Bachmann's comments in a recent Washington Post profile of her marriage and tracked down the fuller videos on YouTube, I had to admit: I wondered if her husband had directed her to run for president, and whether both of them should be standing at the microphone during debates.
Here are a couple of stories Michele might not have had time to read in the Huffington Post.
Critics are arguing that Bachmann's impassiveness for bullying issues, her opposition to gay rights alongside Anoka-Hennepin Schools' controversial policy on teaching or talking about sexual orientation, creates a threatening environment for at-risk youth in the district.
Today, the Rev. Mark Schroeder, president of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) issued a response through the Religion News Service, hoping to clear up the controversy and speculation about the denomination's beliefs. He firmly states that, "To accuse (Bachmann) -- or her former church -- of being anti-Catholic is patently unfair and wrong," while also explaining that, "WELS holds to the historic Lutheran position that the Roman Catholic papacy fits the biblical characteristics of the Antichrist."
Finally, let's take a look at all the news Michele is missing on MSNBC as she busily zips around the country.
"Bachmann's husband got $137,000 in Medicaid funds," June 28
So there you have it Michele. Great news, all about you, right from your favorite sources! You're welcome.
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