Congresswoman Michele Bachmann’s campaign is reporting an alleged leaked email written by CBS’ John Dickerson, the network’s political director. Candidates were told that some questions would garner a follow-up response from another candidate. Bachmann aggressively tried to put that rule into effect, but was unsuccessful. I could say: timing took priority, but look at this, the plan was to ignore Bachmann:
It posted on Mrs. Bachmann’s Facebook page what it said was an intercepted e-mail from John Dickerson, CBS News’s new political director, in which he replied to a suggestion from a colleague to have Mrs. Bachmann appear on a post-debate Webcast.
“Okay,” Mr. Dickerson wrote, “let’s keep it loose though 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.”
Keith Nahigian, Mrs. Bachmann’s campaign manager, wrote on Facebook that the e-mail was “concrete evidence confirming what every conservative already knows – the liberal mainstream media elites are manipulating the Republican debates.” Source: The Caucus Photo Credit: Richard Shiro/Associated Press
I think every candidate should get every question. We can watch a football for 4 hours, surely we can add 30 minutes to the debates. The press has effectively blocked out Bachmann and Santorum. This is how the Left chooses our candidates for us. Related and Background: Bachmann: Obama Stands with Occupy Movement, Doesn’t Stand with Israel