Michele Bachmann is so full of baloney, the Associated Press gave up on fact-checking her

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The joke is on us -- she was actually in the mix to become President of the United States.
You just can't make this up, folks.

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Michele Bachmann is so divorced from Aristotelian logic that the Associated Press imposed a "self-imposed Michele Bachmann quota" when fact-checking her during the Republican presidential primary season. No, really!

From the Washington Post:
In a panel of fact-checking all-stars this morning at the National Press Club, a predictable question arose: What about the studies that have shown that fact-checking operations are tougher on Republican than Democratic politicians?

Among the points raised by the panel was that the balance over the past year has been skewed by the barroom brawl also known as the Republican primary season. A lot of nodding ensued.

Jim Drinkard, an Associated Press (AP) editor who oversees the wire service's fact-checking work, said, "We had to have a self-imposed Michele Bachmann quota in some of those debates."

After the session, Drinkard said that there wasn't an actual numerical quota on Bachmann at the AP. It's just that if the AP had gone back and vetted all her claims that looked dicey, the result would "overload" the debate story. "Often she was just more prone to statements that just didn't add up," said Drinkard.
One example cited in the story is Bachmann's infamous claim that the HPV vaccine could lead to mental retardation.

It's an interesting political strategy -- disregard the truth so thoroughly that the media just gives up trying to figure it out. Unfortunately, history shows us that when effective, it can lead to regrettable outcomes.



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Scott Tronnes
Scott Tronnes

What's the matter Rupar? Are you intimidated by beautiful women? Its great to see that her every move continues to get your panties in a bunch.

webcelt
webcelt

Is Bachmann lying, or does she just not know she makes things up? I'm inclined towards the second.

Mike Hockenberry
Mike Hockenberry

I always love the paragraphs that you guys dismiss. In case you missed it.. "After the session, Drinkard said that there wasn't an actual numerical quota on Bachmann at the AP. It's just that if the AP had gone back and vetted all her claims that looked dicey, the result would "overload" the debate story. "Often she was just more prone to statements that just didn't add up," said Drinkard." So, there wasn't an actual numerical quota, and IF.. that's IF one ore time, IF the AP had gone back and vetted all of her claims that LOOKED dicey. You all crack my ass up!

Jon Solvie
Jon Solvie

that you give her so much publicity that you keep her relevent, its kinda funny, but what else would you talk about without her

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

"It's an interesting political strategy -- disregard the truth so thoroughly that the media just gives up trying to figure it out. Unfortunately, history shows us that when effective, it can lead to regrettable outcomes." Some truth there, see the health care bill . (BTW no fan of Michelle, but really guys.. there are no other targets? Or is it because rubber stamps KoBlo and Franken haven't done anything but put their names on feel good, do nothing bills?

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @CinBluelandHey stupid liar, why don't you cite some lies Franken and Klobochar have said?   Surely since there are so many you can easily cite a bunch of them.  Wait, what?  You can't?   Maybe its because you are a stupid racist lying troll who doesn't live in a fact based world.  Michele Bachmann's base is made of loser dumbfucks like you which is why she might lose in a heavily Republican district.  Stupid liars like you are why everyone sane knows the Republican Party is a joke.    That's why Obama is stomping the joke loser you support.  Mitt the liar.   Please cite a bunch of Franken and Klobochar's lies.  C'mon dumbfuck.  Prove the bias. 

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

 @MicheleBachmann Hi Troll, long time no see. I see you're still on the "racist" bit.. Can't have a real debate like a grownup so fall to just throwing names.

Well if you're going to be lazy, here

Franken: http://lyingliar.com/ 

KoBlo: http://www.residualforces.com/2011/09/22/klobuchar-lies/

 

You're right, it is a bit harder to nail them as they don't say much in general, and are just rubber stamps for Reid.  Economy in complete melt down, but hey.. Amy got new grates on swimming pools..

CarlosMillantros
CarlosMillantros

 @MicheleBachmann  @keny1 This is too funny, MB is such a DIEHARD democrat she'd vote for a (D) regardless of policy.  More War? If my team is winning yes!~ More bailouts with impunity! But of Course! Who Wouldn't!  CyberSecurity Legislation Written By the Copyright Mafia? Who cares about freedom of information and free speech! Doi!!!!

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

 @MicheleBachmann I don't think I've ever defended her, I just find it tiresome that CP will only cover neg stories about R's and then do a 4 part fluff piece on racist Keith Ellison.

They hadn't even finished running the series and his comments were proven wrong (Libya bombing not being terrorist inspired and driven by a dumb movie trailer).

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

 @keny1 I occasionally have slow parts of my day and yanking her/his chain amuses me.  It's not really debate as I've never actually seen MB debate anything/anybody just scream racism for any that don't agree with the lib/dem mantra.

keny1
keny1

 @MicheleBachmann Why don't you post your photo?  We all are dying to see what an obese Liberal who has a large vagina looks like?  Let me guess....you eat Twinkies all day long and wonder why your ass is fat?  But you take heart in knowing that loser black thugs like big fat white pussies.  Sweetie, you are black by injection!

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @keny1 keny, going to threaten me again coward?  Why do you pretend I scream racism for no reason.  You post racist messages all the time.  That's why I started calling you racist.  Cin "liked" your comments.  Why do you two pretend to be anything but racist idiots? 

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @CinBlueland You are such a huge not fan of Michele you defend her in every story.   Your point was City Pages ignores all these other stupid politicians to focus on Bachmann.  You brought up Franken and Klobochar as if they were as dumb as Bachmann but ignored by the media.  I pointed out how stupid your point was and challenged you to cite some lie or stupid thing they said.  You then posted a link you didn't read and a link that fact checks a comedy act.  You are an idiot. 

keny1
keny1

Why do you even argue with this imbicile?  You cannot have an intelligent argument with someone who is brainwashed.

 

She just repeats the mantra of the Liberal Arguement Playbook:

 

1. Ignore facts that hurt your position.  If that doesn't work:

2. Say, "It's all Bush's fault!".  And if that doesn't work:

3. Scream, "Racism!" and run away.

CinBlueland
CinBlueland topcommenter

 @MicheleBachmann Let me backtrack a little since it obviously went over your head on my first reply.

A. Not a fan of Michelle, I've heard her speak at a friendly venue and she was unable to break out of her pre-planned talking points.

B. My next point was on how the HealthCare bill was reviewed/passed.

You jump all the way down to my 3rd item of Amy and Al being rubber stamps for Reid which they are. How many Budget bills have they voted on? Why is Gitmo still open? Why were more troops authorized for the Afgan conflict? Why was there no rush to increase the Bush timetable for the Iraq pull out.

Now, since you have a comprehension issue, go slap on your birkenstocks, step outside, hug a tree, rent a little green bike and get some fresh air, it may help you reduce your THC level to a point where you can actually discuss something without spraying spittle all over your screen as you froth over any who disagree with your liberal mantra.

MicheleBachmann
MicheleBachmann topcommenter

 @CinBlueland   Nice links.   The first one is about books Al Franken wrote as a comedian.  How small is your brain to fact check a comedian?   Besides that "fact check" isn't really a fact check.  It's saying Al Franken lies when he says Reaganomics didn't work.  It's not a lie to disagree stupid, its a lie when you make up things.    I notice you didn't find any lies he told as a Senator.   Senator Franken is a Senator now, not a comedian.  You can't find any lies he tells now because Al Franken is a smart compassionate person that spends his time helping people, not saying stupid things on TV like Bachmann.     Your Klobochar link is laughable.  What is the lie she told?  That link is just a Republican bully loser calling Klobochar a liar, he never actually cites her lie.  He accuses her dad of lying not Amy.  Congrats on looking stupid again.  Amy doesn't say stupid things like the swine flu was caused by Obama like Bachmann did.  It's not lying to say something a Republican disagrees with.   Fact is Franken and Klobochar are serious politicians that handle problems in smart pragmatic ways.  Bachmann is a stupid clown supported by the absolute dumbest people in society.   She is an embarrassment and there isn't a single Dem that compares to her.   P.S. Franken and Klobochar are Senators stupid.  Their entire lives are giving speeches.  They don't make the news because they don't say stupid untrue things.  If they did, it would be news.  Idiot.  Do you know that Republican trackers record everything they say and do on the campaign?   Are you really that stupid?   Obviously you are because you are a racist Bachmann supporter but seriously try to store this in your tiny brain.

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