Rep. Michele Bachmann: 'I'm Certainly Not Going to Fear the Likes of Keith Olbermann'
Over the past two years, MSNBC – the so-called “place for politics” has had a fascination with the congresswoman from
And some of those attacks have been against her family, others borderline misogynistic. However, GOP Rep. Michelle Bachmann told a group of conservative bloggers at The Heritage Foundation on Oct. 6 she really wasn't concerned about MSNBC, and noted how poorly the network does in the ratings.
“Quite honestly, I don't even know anything about MSNBC,” Bachmann said. “It's not a network that I watch and most of the American people agree with that assessment. They aren't watching it either. And that's why Fox's ratings – I mean it's like CNN, CNBC, MSNBC combined. I think Fox even exceeded one of the major networks last week. They're on the ascendency.”
Bachmann brought up the mainstream media's reluctance to really dig into the past of President Barack Obama throughout the primary and general election campaigns.
“The interesting thing is – as much as the mainstream media has been embargoing information from the people, just like we saw they failed to their job vetting the President prior to the election last year,” Bachmann said. “It's so interesting how the American people love a search for the truth.”
Thus, the popularity of Fox and alternative media.
“You are where people are going to get their information,” she said to the assembled bloggers. “You all, Fox, alternative media, alternative radio – that's it. And that's why for me I really think a lot of these guys who aren't telling the truth – they're irrelevant and I don't play by their rules.”
Bachmann told the group she wasn't afraid of the local Minneapolis/St. Paul newspapers and their editorial boards including Minneapolis Star Tribune columnist Jon Tevlin, who has his own anti-Bachmann agenda.
“For so long, they have established the rules of media,” Bachmann said. “And we're all supposed to cower in fear of these guys. I didn't fear my own editorial boards in Minneapolis/St. Paul when I lived there. I'm certainly not going to fear the likes of Keith Olbermann.”