"Bachmann: ‘I don’t mean any disrespect’ when I accuse the media of ‘treason.’"
As ThinkProgress noted yesterday, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN) accused the media of “treason” on Sean Hannity’s radio show on Monday, claiming that they are “not telling this story” that Speaker Nancy Pelosi “would even consider having us pass a bill that no one votes on.” When Bill Bennett suggested on his radio show today that the media has shown “disgust” over the parliamentary procedures, Bachmann agreed, adding that she doesn’t “mean any disrespect” when she refers to the press as the “treason media”:
BENNETT: Are you kind of surprised with even the media’s disgust with the procedures?
BACHMANN: Well, I’m amazed that they actually were willing to be shocked. Because for most of the time they have been, and you know, I don’t mean any disrespect, but they’ve been treason media. They haven’t been telling the whole story. Unlike the shows like yours. You’re doing that.
Bachmann’s contempt for the media is somewhat ironic considering she courts them so habitually. In August, Smart Politics calculated that Bachmann appears on national cable news every 9 days — though the majority of those appearances were on Fox News and Fox Business.