In which we find photographs on partisan news sites that run the worst possible picture of a person from the opposing party. (In this case, The Atlantic isn’t necessarily partisan, but they did choose a risque photo of the congresswoman.)
Molly Ball asks an age old question in the headline of her story: Do Politicians Care If They Get Caught Lying? Although the story is pretty politically neutral, it does feature an epic picture of Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) evidently wigging out while mustarding-up a corndog (no, that wasn’t innuendo). Bachmann’s quirkiness meets her social awkwardness, and the interaction occurs right on her face.
Even though The Atlantic’s doesn’t really push a particular ideology with the story, the left gets a point for Bachmann’s goober-moment with a piece of fried meat on a stick (again, zero innuendo intended).
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