CBS Snubs Michele Bachmann

  • Aired:  11/14/11
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CBS News' political director John Dickerson unintentionally copies a Michele Bachmann staffer on an e-mail dismissing the GOP candidate. (3:51)

WELCOME TO THE REPORT,

EVERYBODY.

THANK YOU SO MUCH.

GOOD TO YOU HAVE WITH US.

>> STEPHEN, STEPHEN,

STEPHEN!

STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

STEPHEN, STEPHEN, STEPHEN!

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: THANK YOU,

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN.

WELCOME TO OUR CONTINUING

COVERAGE OF NO SHAVE

NOVEMBER.

I WANT YOU TO KNOW AFTER

THAT WARM GREETING, NOT ONLY

ARE YOU WELCOME HERE, YOU

ARE FIRST HERE.

NATION--

(APPLAUSE)

IT'S NO SURPRISE I AM ADDICTED

TO ALL THE REPUBLICAN

PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES.

THEY ARE LIKE CRACK, IN THAT

THEY WILL DEVASTATE BLACK

COMMUNITIES.

AND FOLKS, I GOT MY FIX ON

SATURDAY WITH YET ANOTHER

DEBATE.

THIS TIME SPONSORED BY CBS.

THE BIG NEWS WAS THAT A

WOMAN WAS MISTREATED AND

HERMAN CAIN HAD NOTHING TO

DO WITH IT.

YOU SEE, MINNESOTA

CONGRESSWOMAN MICHELE

BACHMANN'S CAMPAIGN IS

CRYING FOUL BECAUSE BACHMANN

WAS SLATED TO APPEAR ON A

POST DEBATE SHOW FOR CBS.

CBS'S NEW POLITICAL DIRECTOR

JOHN DICKERSON WAS INFORMED

OF THIS IN AN E-MAIL FROM

HIS PRODUCER, AND RESPONDED

BY WRITING, LET'S KEEP IT

LOOSE, IN THE HOPES WE CAN

GET SOMEONE ELSE BECAUSE

BACHMANN WAS NOT GOING TO

GET MANY QUESTIONS IN THE

DEBATE SINCE HER LOW POLL

NUMBERS WEREN'T NEARLY OFF

THE CHARTS.

MS. BACHMANN'S

COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR WAS

COPIED ON THE E-MAIL BECAUSE

MR. DICKERSON HIT "REPLY ALL"

NOW WE'VE ALL BEEN THERE.

LAUGH LAUGH ONE SLIP OF THE

MOUSE AND THE WRONG PERSON

GETS THAT PHOTO OF YOU IN

THE CROCLESS IRONMAN COSTUME.

AGAIN, MY APOLOGIES TO DOOR

RIS CONCERNS GOODWIN AND MY

APOLOGIES TO NO SHAVE

NOVEMBER.

(LAUGHTER)

NO SURPRISE--

(APPLAUSE)

NO SURPRISE AFTER

DICKERSON'S ACCIDENTAL

GABFEST BACHMANN'S CAMPAIGN

MANAGER STORMED THROUGH THE

SPIN ROOM SAYING JOHN

DICKERSON SHOULD BE FIRED.

HE IS A PIECE OF [BLEEP]

(LAUGHTER)

TO ADD INSULT TO INJURY, A

PIECE OF [BLEEP] IS POLLING

HIGHER THAN MICHELE

BACHMANN.

WELL--

(LAUGHTER)

(APPLAUSE)

>> Stephen: SHE KNOWS

EXACTLY WHAT THIS SNUB IS

REALLY ABOUT.

>> CLEARLY THIS WAS AN

EXAMPLE OF MEDIA BIAS.

>> Stephen: YES, MEDIA BIAS.

AND NOT JUST AGAINST MICHELE

BACHMANN, EVERY DAY THE

MAINSTREAM MEDIA DENIES AIR

TIME TO MILLIONS OF PEOPLE

WHO WILL NOT BE PRESIDENT.

(LAUGHTER)

AS BACHMANN'S CAMPAIGN

MANAGER KEITH NAHEGIAN

E-MAILED

REPORTER-- SUPPORTERS, THE

MEDIA ELITE ARE PURPOSELY

SUPPRESSING OUR CONSERVATIVE

MESSAGE.

YES, CBS IS CLEARLY BIASED

FOR ASKING MORE QUESTIONS OF

THE LEFT WING CANDIDATES

LIKE HERMAN CAIN, RICK PERRY,

MITT ROMNEY AND NEWT

GINGRICH.

THREE OF THESE COMRADES

DON'T EVEN WANT TO

ELECTROCUTE MEXICANS.

NOW THANKFULLY, BACHMANN HAS

TURNED THIS OUTRAGE INTO AN

OUTRAGE-PORTUNITY.

ON SUNDAY HER CAMPAIGN FIRED

OFF AN E-MAIL TO SUPPORTERS

SAYING PLEASE SHOW YOUR

SUPPORT BY TWEETING YOUR

OUTRAGE TO CBS NEWS.

AFTERWARDS I HOPE WILL YOU

MAKE A DONATION TO MICHELE'S

CAMPAIGN TO ENSURE SHE HAS

THE FUNDS NECESSARY TO FOYT

BACK AGAINST THE LIBERAL

MEDIA.

AND FOLKS, IT'S TRUE.

MICHELE BACHMANN NEEDS YOUR

DONATIONS BECAUSE TO THE

ONLY DOES THE MEDIA HAVE A

LIBERAL BIAS, BUT