NBC Makes Up Quote For Michele Bachmann: “I’m quitting my House seat in 2014″

Here’s their headline

Nowhere in the story is that headline verified. Nor, if one listens to the 8+ minute video from Bachmann will you hear that phrase. A bit of bias, eh?

For Max Baucus NBC had the headline Max Baucus heeds the call of Nature. And Harkin won’t seek 6th Senate term (for Tom Harkin-D). And Senate banking chair Johnson to announce retirement (Tim Johnson-D). Even most other Republicans were treated decently. Seems that NBC News has a bit of a War On Women going on in regards to Bachmann.

Of course, there’s the NY Times article, which spends more time on here briefly saying that she is not retiring because of any of the supposed scandals. So does CNN. Then there’s Michael Tomasky at The Daily Beast going on an anti-Jesus rant because of Bachmann.

She makes mention of term limits, saying “The law limits anyone from serving as president of the United States for more than eight years, and in my opinion, well, eight years is also long enough for an individual to serve as a representative for a specific Congressional district.”

She makes a lot of good points during the video, worth the 8+ minute listen.

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Comment by john
2013-05-29 10:48:48

She is quitting because she knew she was going to lose. Even in her gerrymandered GOP district she was going to lose.
Baucus was elected in 1978 he is currently the 3rd most senior member of the Senate. 36 years is a looooong time.
Harkin has been in for 30 years.
Bachman represented what Americans thought of as an extremely right wing ideology. Teach at this point 40% of Republicans believe in climate change, she was an outlier.

 
Comment by Lightwave
2013-05-29 11:32:03

Look at it this way. The seat remains Republican, easily. Without Bachmann’s baggage, the Republican who runs in the sixth can rally conservatives against the state’s disturbing slide towards Al Franken Looney Land.

So let’s draft candidates, hold a primary, and get on the move. Democrat Jim Graves doesn’t have a chance in hell now and the Democrat party knows it. They’ll pull the plug on his money soon and the Republicans should be able to keep this seat with a minimum of fuss.

 
Comment by john
2013-05-29 15:21:57

NBC did not put that in quotes. They usually do when it indicates a direct quotation.

 
Comment by gitarcarver
2013-05-29 17:30:05

NBC did not put that in quotes. They usually do when it indicates a direct quotation.

The fact of the matter is john that Bachman is not quitting.

That is a fabricated quote and a fabricated conclusion.

I know you don’t want to hold liberals to any standards at all, but one would think even you would have problems with the member of the main stream media making stuff up.

 
Comment by William Teach
2013-05-29 19:48:17

Does she say anywhere that she’s quitting, John? Can you point out any NBC story with a similar headline for any other Rep or Senator who is choosing not to seek re-election? It’s called bias.

Furthermore, while she might have a tough election, she’d win in that district.

 
Comment by Burning_Balls_of_Liberal_Lies Subscribed to comments via email
2013-05-30 21:37:00

As can clearly be seen with john, liberals hate strong, morally directed, family-centered women.

 

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