Was Michele Bachmann treated differently because she's batshit crazy? [VIDEO]

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Was Michele Bachmann treated differently from other candidates because she's batshit crazy? That's the provocative question asked in a video by The Onion today.

Michele Bachmann was the only woman in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, as well as the only lunatic, which has led some to question whether sexism or prejudice against the mentally ill may have played a role in the short-shrift she was given by the media.

Watch the video and see if you agree that Bachmann was treated unfairly because she's completely nuts:


Did The Media Treat Bachmann Unfairly Because She's An Insane Woman?

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lawofattractioncommunity
lawofattractioncommunity

Obama loving Bachmann bashers should have been campaigning for her in Iowa, to help her secure the nomination. This would have assured a BHO reelection.

guest
guest

I don't accept the premise that Bachmann was the only lunatic in the race.

pizza
pizza

green:

Relegating black people's worth to 3/5 of a man is a little more pressing than the aborting of a potential. Former def goes against " laws of man", the latter is debatable. Let the states decide.

The courts not enforcing the rule of law is a huge issue, one people need to wake up to.

Condescending?? Where? Condescending because you were proven so wrong you only responded to two issues thrown at you this time? Perhaps the previous sentence was condescending, but why not be real about it?This isn't "baby land", this is life.

I'm not a robot like you and others, I'm an individual, I have no king. Individuals get persecuted in our system. In an effort to reduce prejudice, I pick a new handle every so often. So what?

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VivlianWozz

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Кабель HDMI

no, I think everyone was afraid to get on her bad side. Only an Onion can survive her gaze.

richard garyson
richard garyson

Imagine if the article's title was "Is Barack Obama treated unfairly because he is a n****r?" and then went on to claim that he is one and that racism had nothing do with it. That is how this article treats Michele Bachmann.

I like Michele Bachmann, but I am glad she is out of the running, because even though she would be an infinitely better president than BHO (whom I oppose because of statist and anti-US/Western Civilization views, and not because of his skin color), there is no way she would have won on a national level - look how difficult it is her for to keep her congressional seat.

Obama loving Bachmann bashers should have been campaigning for her in Iowa, to help her secure the nomination. This would have assured a BHO reelection.

Good luck with that now.

Tumblr Journalist
Tumblr Journalist

lol, good one. but you guys are so lazyreposts from the onion? SO LAZY

pizza
pizza

Only Ron Paul has been treated unfairly.

Susan
Susan

is this ron paul? haha

Michelle Bachmann
Michelle Bachmann

richard garyson isn't racist guys he just believes that the President of the United States holds anti-US/Western Civiliazation views.    Remember how anti-American it was when Obama had Osama Bin Laden shot in the eye?    A true patriot like George W. Bush would have done nothing about Osama Bin Laden for 7 years. 

Zeroisanumber
Zeroisanumber

And by coincidence is also completely batshit nuts.

richard garyson
richard garyson

BHO was just doing his job, when he ordered the assassination of OBL. However, since he has become president, he has done nothing to stand up for Western values and to denounce jihad and sharia. In fact, only months into his presidency, he went to Cairo to gush over Islam at Al-Azhar University in Cairo. He deliberately repeated myths, lies, and falsehoods about "civilization's debt to Islam." He has done nothing to quell the rise of the Salafis and Muslim Brotherhood in the Middle East. He has done nothing to speak up for the millions of oppressed non-Muslims throughout the world, let alone the ones living in Iraq and Afghanistan.

green23
green23

 pizza wrote:"Your "South" comment has absolutely no bearing on anything. Good attempt at diversion."

It has everything to do with your (and Paul's) assumption that letting the States decide is some kind of unvarnished good.

Should we have let the States decide on the issue of slavery and the black vote? If not, then why leave abortion to the States?

pizza: "AWDA is anti tenth amend. Again, state issue. Do your research."

That's not what the Supreme Court says. Do your research. In the real world, the SCOTUS is the arbiter of what is unconstitutional, not Ron Paul. Paul can *say* that everything from Medicare to the network of Federal highways is unconstitutional under the 10th, but the courts disagree.

pizza: "Think and feel before you speak if you want to be taken seriously."

Drop your whole condescension act if you want to be taken seriously, tweek / yo banana boy / granny t / bloodbath. And stick with one name, maybe. I'm quite pleased with you not taking me seriously. You're a flake.

pizza
pizza

Green:He doesn't think that drug use is a good idea either, but he realizes the civilized thing to do is let the people decide, unlike the other tyrants. So what's your point?

Your "South" comment has absolutely no bearing on anything. Good attempt at diversion.

Black people should hate affirmative action, but just like their white, yellow, brown and red counter-parts, they've been programmed to be too dumb to care. If standards are lowered for minorities, all that means is white people have to get smarter to get ahead. So how does keeping minorities ignorant while ensuring white people excel "level the playing field"? (Not that we need it leveled anymore anyway, in fact it was supposed to be phased out by now). Keep supporting racism/class warfare, Green.

AWDA is anti tenth amend. Again, state issue. Do your research.

Gold has intrinsic value because of it's scarcity, unlike common paper and ink. Gold has had a relatively stable value over paper currency's hyper inflation. It's funny that you can't see that WE are the new nation that controls the "gold", creating wars, economic instability, and oppression for all. Think and feel before you speak if you want to be taken seriously.

Once the public actually realizes they've been duped for years, congress will have to act. It may not happen as fast as truth seekers would like, but liberty, just like any new idea, has to start somewhere.

Repubs def are shafting him, but so is the media by not covering him. When media refuses to cover something, that's usually a good indication that "something" is very powerful. Also, Paul supporters hate everyone, not just dems. Pay attention, it's all over the place.

green23
green23

 pizza wrote:"he argues abortion and gay marriage should be a state issue, not a national one."

He opposes abortion in virtually all cases. In fact, he has never explicitly mentioned a case in which he might find it acceptable.

And the South argued that slavery and black voting rights should be a State issue, not a national one. Do you consider those positions to be of equal merit?

pizza: "elimination of social welfare programs that unfairly discriminate against blacks"

Yeah, I think you mean affirmative action. Blacks are really upset by all of that "unfair discrimination". He also opposes the Americans with Disabilities Act. So a disabled veteran can't get into a courthouse to obtain the rights that he fought to preserve. Brilliant.

pizza:'"Going back to the gold standard isn't perfect, but it's better than having money with no real value."

Gold, like "money", has only the "value" that everyone agrees it has. There was a reason that the world went off of the gold standard, and it wasn't some deep, dark conspiracy. It gave gold-producing nations immense power over currencies. It allowed empires to wage continual economic warfare over each other by manipulating prices and supplies, which created perpetual instability. I could go on, but you've already demonstrated that you only have a simplistic grasp of the subject.

The bottom line on Paul is this: Practically everything that he proposes would have to be approved in legislation from Congress, and that is NOT going to happen.

As far as Paul being "treated unfairly", only a moron would not see that it is *his own goddamn Party* that is treating him unfairly. Paul worshipers always devote the vast majority of their derision to Democrats, and only mumble vague criticisms of Republicans ("both the same", e.g.). It is *Republicans* that are keeping him from the nomination and off the ballot, just as they did in 2008. Paul's decision to run again* in a the same Party that froze him out last time was a profoundly stupid one, and reflects poorly on his judgement.

pizza
pizza

A person should be judged by their actions: he's the only candidate that supports repeal of racist drug laws and elimination of social welfare programs that unfairly discriminate against blacks. His aim in politiking is advancement of freedom, just as his newsletter was an outlet for freedom to be broadcast. Fringe groups are attracted to freedom, because culture relegates them to the sidelines (in the case of racism that's obviously a good thing). RP was making money off of their right not to be censored, but hey, he's probably the only politician who's "dirty money" is at least legal. There's a lot of lunatics out there that judge based on words, not actions. That's why people don't care that Obama swore not to intervene in state's rights issues like drug laws, but still did anyway. Or swore no new military action, but used it anyway.

You're horribly misinformed: he argues abortion and gay marriage should be a state issue, not a national one. He would not seek to abolish either. Get the facts instead of telling more lies, the public is dumb enough.

Going back to the gold standard isn't perfect, but it's better than having money with no real value.If you are saying the federal reserve and the fractional reserve system is a good idea, then you must rub elbows with the Rothschilds and Warburgs on a regular... but I bet you're just an idiot that likes to hear himself talk.

And Bachman: in a debate, how do you declare a winner if only one person has spoken? You are a lame duck award winner.

Zeroisanumber
Zeroisanumber

I could talk about his long association with racists and racist groups, his opposition to Gay Marriage and Abortion (which rather flies in the face of big-L Libertarianism), his support of the DOMA, the money he's taken from Stormfront, his support of the gold standard, his desire to destroy the Fed.

Shall I go on? Or have you started doing that thing that all Paulites do where you cover your ears, stomp your feet, and yell "NUH UH!! NUH UH!!!" until everyone gets bored?

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