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SCANDAL!!! Did Fox News, CNN Sabotage Bachmann’s SOTU Rebuttal?

In Disappearing Ink, Sarah Palin, The Haters on 30/01/2011 at 20:51

According to Breitbart TV Fox News and CNN may have purposely set their cameras off-kilter while covering Rep. Michele Bachmann’s tea party rebuttal to the President’s State of the Union Address.

The liberal media, including the recently axed Keith Olbermann, widely criticized Bachmann for “not looking the American people in the eye.”

If true, the “fair and balanced” Fox has some real ‘splainin’ to do. Other media outlets routinely describe Fox as a right-leaning network, although executives at the news cable giant have decried the label for years.

MSNBC brought attention to Bachmann’s seeming lack of attention almost immediately, after Rachel Maddow (who is always looking for a cheap ratings surge) initially attacked CNN for its decision to air the congresswoman’s rebuttal. The Internet-cable train wreck has long been obsessed with all things Palin and Bachmann.

Even Obama Brown shirt David Axelrod attacked Bachmann, which leaves LCL to wonder if the White House made a call before the televised Internet address. Brother does this sound like Chicago politics, or what?

If, however, the glitch was the result of a shenanigan by either or both of the networks, it is just as likely that GOP honcho’s may have been involved. GOP aides lashed out quickly to the Washington Post after CNN announced its intention to run Bachmann’s speech.

One thing is certain. Michele Bachmann and Sarah Palin seem to have near-coronary-level effect on the national leadership of both parties.

According to the Breitbart report Fox News was responsible for the pool camera and “The Fox News pool camera was set up off-kilter from the tele-prompter feed despite the protestations of the Tea Party Express production team.” The website goes on to say, “But, when Rep. Bachmann left the camera set-up and sat in the House chamber to hear Pres. Obama’s speech, CNN set up a camera of their own, just off to the side of the main, tele-prompter/camera. Thus, when CNN provided their network feed it ended up skewed and off-kilter.”


Fox is pawning it off on CNN by airing only part of the above explanation on Fox Nation today.

So what gives? Your guess is as good as mine, but I’ll guarantee this is not going away.

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