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Michele Bachmann vs. Chris Wallace: It’s Still On

By now, this kind of story would have run its course. But, alas, it hasn’t.

About 24 hours ago, on FOX News Sunday, Chris Wallace asked presidential candidate Michele Bachman: “Are you a flake?” Later yesterday, in his weekly “Wallace Watch,” Wallace apologized: “I messed up. I’m sorry. I didn’t mean any disrespect.”


Now we learn Michele Bachmann isn’t accepting that apology.

ABC’s Jon Karl interviewed Bachmann this morning before she announced her candidacy for president in her hometown of Waterloo, Iowa. Politico reports that when Karl asked Bachmann if she accepts the apology, she responded, “I think that it’s insulting to insinuate that a candidate for president is less than serious.”

  • The ALL-NEW Gretawire has a poll on the issue…
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MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow Condemns CNN for Airing Tea Party Response

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow called out CNN for airing the Tea Party response to the State of the Union address by Michele Bachman last night:

“A national news network decided that they would give Michele Bachmann a job that her own party never did.”

Maddow asked Fmr. RNC Communications Dir. Doug Heye: “Isn’t it a little bit weird though to have two responses run on a national news network as if they were equivalent?”

This segment sent new CNN hire Piers Morgan to the Twittersphere to pronounce his disapproval:

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CNN’s New “Wingnut” Segment Hits Left and Right

Much has been made of the “middle” role CNN has taken in the cable news landscape. The position was made evident today in a new segment on American Morning. CNN contributor John Avlon (author of “Independent Nation”) will name two people “wingnuts” each week — one from the left and one from the right. This week’s picks: Cynthia McKinney and Michele Bachman.

He explained in a blog post on CNN.com. “It builds on a simple premise — the far-right and the far-left are equally insane,” he wrote. “What’s a Wingnut? It’s someone on the far-right wing or far-left wing of American politics — the professional partisans and the unhinged activists — the folks who always try to divide rather than unite.”

Check out the premiere segment below (via, via):