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AP Editor: Michele Bachmann Tells So Many Lies the AP Has To Impose an Upper “Quota” On Fact-Checking Her

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Have you ever thought to yourself, “My God, the press is just constantly ripping into Michele Bachmann. She couldn’t possibly be telling as many lies as these fact-checkers are reporting. You know, I bet she’s actually pretty normal in real life.”

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No? Yeah, neither have we. And we would be correct, because, actually, it turns out the fact-checkers have been going easy on Michele all these years.

During a panel discussion about fact-checking  at the National Press Club on Wednesday, Jim Drinkard, the Associated Press (AP) editor who oversees the wire service’s fact-checking work, said that the AP actually had to limit the number of lies they reported during the Republican debates:

We had to have a self-imposed Michele Bachmann quota in some of those debates.

After the session, Drinkard said that there wasn’t an actual numerical quota on Bachmann at the AP. It’s just that they literally could not keep pace with the number of lies she told and were worried that if the AP had gone back and vetted all of  her claims that seemed a bit dubious, the result would “overload” the debate story.

Drinkard, who is apparently fond of massive understatements, added, “Often she was just more prone to statements that just didn’t add up.”

And now, just for your entertainment, here are some of Bachmann’s greatest hits:

  • The Lion King is gay propaganda.
  • She claimed that Huma Abedin, the deputy chief of staff to Hillary Clinton and wife of disgraced former Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner, should be investigated for having terrorist ties. Because obviously someone born in Kalamazoo, Michigan who is married to a Jew must be a Muslim terrorist.
  • During a 2006 debate, Bachmann said, “There are hundreds and hundreds of scientists, many of them holding Nobel Prizes, who believe in intelligent design.”
  • When Melissa Etheridge was diagnosed with breast cancer, Bachmann suggested she might want to take this as a sign from God to repent from her lesbianism: “This may be an opportunity for her now to be open to some spiritual things, now that she is suffering with that physical disease. She is a lesbian.”
  • This: “I find it interesting that it was back in the 1970s that the swine flu broke out then under another Democrat president Jimmy Carter. And I’m not blaming this on President Obama, I just think it’s an interesting coincidence.”
  • Terri Schiavo “was healthy. She had brain damage — there was brain damage, there was no question. But from a health point of view, she was not terminally ill.”
  • She recently claimed Barack Obama does not understand what the common man is going through because he is too wealthy, unlike Mitt Romney.

Whew, okay, we’re going to stop there. Drinkard’s right: this gets exhausting after a while.

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39 Responses to AP Editor: Michele Bachmann Tells So Many Lies the AP Has To Impose an Upper “Quota” On Fact-Checking Her

  1. Ted Larsen

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    WHEW! Thanks for the warning. I think I met her sister on Match.Com.

    • Linda (The Daily Dolt)

      Linda the Dolt

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      Because she looks good in pictures but is batshit crazy when you meet her in person? That's not narrowing it down much.

    • Marsh

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      Finally an answer to the liberal retards: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y5OdQGbVNa4

      • Anonymous

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        I find it remarkable that a neanderthal like yourself could even turn on the computer, much less link to that drek.

      • Ash

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        You win the dumbest post I've wandered across today award. Hands down.

  2. barjack

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    She's living(??) proof there's no such thing as 'intelligent design.'

    • Anonymous

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      On the contrary, only intelligent design can create something so abnormally stupid.

  3. The fact that this woman has a platform of any kind is testament to how far off this country is.

    She is a moron.

    • Rieley

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      I think she's related to Sarah Palin. Most definitely in the same shallow gene pool.

    • LetsCleanHouse

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      She's a huge liar and yet she could still stand to learn from the best. As far as I know she was never considered for a czar position by Barack, Barry or whatever name he goes by today. You know who I mean. The guy who was going to unify the country, cut the deficit in half, bring a new level of transparency to the way government works, appease his fellow muslims just because he is one, go through the budget line by line and get rid of waste (oops – there isn't a budget yet). The guy who was a proud member of socialist organizations, a lawyer for ACORN, a member of a congregation where hatred of America was the passion of Jeremiah Wright (okay – that only went on for about 18 years). The guy who has a lot to hide and is willing to spend big bucks to keep it hidden. The guy who won't commit to agreements with Russia until after the election because spilling the beans now would be a poison pill for him. The guy who has surrounded himself with cabinet members and czars who are either socialist, communist, incompetent, or some combination of the three. The woman certainly could learn from Barack and his band of kool-aid drinking idiots.

      • KeepItSain

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        Nice red herring. Whatever anyone else has or hasn't done has no bearing on the fact that she is batshit crazy.

  4. Tim Gourley

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    Minnesota must be proud

    • Anonymous

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      we minnesotans are completely confused as to how she keeps getting reelected. Lion King gay propaganda?? REALLY? Dumbass.

      • Linda (The Daily Dolt)

        Linda the Dolt

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        To be fair, the Lion King is pretty gay.

        And don't despair, you also have Al Franken, Russ Feingold, etc., etc.

        • Sabyen91

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          Whoa there. Minnesota doesn't get to claim Feingold. He is a cheese-head. Of course, we elected a teabagger over him the last time around. We are going to make up for it by electing Tammy Baldwin this year.

          • Linda (The Daily Dolt)

            Linda the Dolt

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            Oh, you're right!!!! My mistake. Ok, but Minnesota gets Paul Wellstone.

            I'm from Michigan originally. We have this guy, who is pretty awesome, too: http://www.thedailydolt.com/2012/04/27/john-dinge

            • Sabyen91

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              No problem and as promised we now have a wonderful Senator!

            • Linda (The Daily Dolt)

              Linda the Dolt

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              Oh yeah!! Congrats to Minnesota for electing Tammy Baldwin. Sad face for reelecting Bachmann :(

    • AndrewZ

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      Minnesota winters are long, and cold. And there is only so much hockey and sex a sane person can take, then you have to find other entertainment.

      As a life long Minnesotan, that's the only explanation I can come up with for electing Bachmann and Ventura.

    • angrybrain

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      She does not represent Minnesota. She represents the 6th district in Minnesota. The 6th is obviously populated with mouth breathers and knuckle draggers. The 6th was redistricted this year so lets see what happens.

      Minnesota also elected Hubert Humphrey, Walter Mondale, Paul Wellstone and Al Franken. Props for those at least…..

  5. To be fair, I always thought it was an interesting "coincidence" that the two Space Shuttle disasters occurred during the Presidencies of a couple Republicans with some anti-science credentials.

  6. Denise

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    7hrlPpvJDFmO poor journalism to say the least. those are not lies. those are her opinions. whether you agree with her or not which again accurate reporting would state facts without an opinion. So law some critical thinking skills rather than inflaming folks

    • Blake

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      In the interest of fair & productive discourse, please work on your grammar before you attempt to defend such a divisive public figure in a public forum.

      At present you're only serving to reinforce a generalization which seems inescapable to the rest of us: that one would need to be uneducated and misinformed to see value in anything that Bachmann has said. Ever.

    • Wowzers

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      I dont know how you can say all of those statements are opinions for example how is stating, "There are hundreds and hundreds of scientists, many of them holding Nobel Prizes, who believe in intelligent design ” an opinion? There either are hundreds who have done this or not (in this case not). Another one is claiming Obama is disconnected because he makes more money then Mitt which is just flat wrong. My last note is while she is entitled to her opinions we the people should be informed about them so we can say this person is a loon and get her out of office.

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      Linda the Dolt

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