Michele Bachmann looked into the wrong SOTU camera on purpose

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Michele Bachmann: Crazy eyes.
First impressions are lasting impressions, and the first time a lot of Americans saw Michele Bachmann unfiltered came Tuesday night after the president's State of the Union speech, when she wouldn't look straight into the camera.

Besides annoying establishment Republicans for stealing the limelight from their chosen SOTU responder, Rep. Paul Ryan, Bachmann became the talk of the nation for what appeared to be a case of shifty eyes. What was she looking at? (We had a few ideas. Slideshow here.)

The TeaPartyHD camera, according to the man who produced her speech, Tony Loiacono.

In case you missed it, Bachmann's appearance was originally supposed to be a web-only livestream. But at the last minute, CNN announced it would carry her speech live. Rather than use the TeaPartyHD unit as a the pool camera, CNN put its own lens on Bachmann.

Then, instead of looking America dead in the eye while she performed her now-familiar denunciations of Barack Obama, twisted her facts, and made strained references to the Battle of Iwo Jima, she opted to address the TeaPartyHD camera instead. Net effect: Crazy eyes.

The ensuing mockery has lasted for days, and it peeves Loiacono -- doubtless because it makes his work look like amateur hour. He tells the Washington Post he plans to post his version of the Bachmann speech today, at noon Pacific time (2 p.m. here in flyover land).

"She looks beautiful, the set is pretty," he says. "We put her through hair and makeup."

And she brought cupcakes!

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IH
IH

Wow Tony, real professional that you'd wait for days before making it available after the fact.

Greg
Greg

first,,, Amy,, it is spelled HOBBY,, not Hobbie, but anyway,,, Big news lasts for days in the paper, and thanks Mr Van Denburg, for keeping this story alive, cuz Ms Bachmann is always BIG! Big Mouth,, Big Fool, Big horses ass. Keep her in the public light,,so the public can see what she is.

Amy_donahue
Amy_donahue

HART VAN DICK BURG, YOU NEED A HOBBIE!!!

Jdell92
Jdell92

Fuck, you are such a loser Van Denburg...get out of your moms basement, maybe?

bronson
bronson

holy shit. you're still talking about this?

Kdelectric
Kdelectric

Only about Michelle Bachmenn. She's great.

Kdelectric
Kdelectric

Michelle Bachmenn for President!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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