Sunday, August 7, 2011

Bachmann not a favorite of the MSM

I am given to understand that this is an early copy of next week's Newsweek cover. You can probably tell from the "deer in the headlights" looks, that Newsweek was not trying to flatter Michele or to make her look "presidential." Not quite as "photogenic" as Jon Huntsman made her out to be last week.

Seeing the picture made me wonder how quickly she will earn the "Tina Fey" treatment from SNL. We all remember her Palin impersonations from the 2008 campaign, based largely on her striking resemblance to Gov. Palin.
So, the question I have is, how soon will it be before Kristen Wiig begins impersonating Michele Bachmann? Certainly, there is a resemblance between the two.

 But Wiig also has the ability to play the "nut job," which is likely to be the characterization chosen.


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12 comments:

BOSMAN said...

Great post Ric.

It almost looks as if Bachmann is wearing a bad set of contact lenses.
I've seen he wearing glasses, so I'm assuming when she isn't, it's contacts.

Talk about wild eyed.

DanL said...

Do a google search of Michele Bachmann pictures. In nearly every picture she has crazy eyes.

Anonymous said...

wow, im not a bachmann supporter but newsweek could have used a better picture.Clearly this one was purposely used.

Anonymous said...

SNL did Americans a HUGE favor in bashing Palin.

I look forward in seeing them tear Palin 2.0 aka Bachman to shreds. Both Palin/Bachman are serious GOP liabilities and the sooner they are taken out of the picture the better.

Anonymous said...

They purposely picked an unflattering pic of Bachmann. I don't want her are POTUS in 2012, but propaganda from the MSM.

Noelle said...

That is not a good picture of Bachmann. While I am certainly no fan of Bachmann, it would be refreshing if Newsweek would at least pretend to be objective. This picture is clearly trying to portray her negatively.

The Tina Fey impersonation of Sarah Palin was hilarious. She did such a good job that many people actually believed the content of the Fey portrayal. While I thought it was genuinely funny, it did a lot of damage to Palin. I wonder if Palin could have done anything to reverse the damage that SNL did.

There's a difference between Newsweek and SNL, though. Newsweek is supposed to be news. SNL is supposed to be comedy. SNL succeeded in its mission, and probably affected the actual perception of Palin. Newsweek has a history of failure in complying with its mission of sharing the news. It has lost all credibility as a reliable source of hard news or reasonable analysis.

Anonymous said...

SNL makes fun of everyone, so I have no problem with Tina Fey. It was funny. Newsweek will be Newsweek, and it's pretty clear Bachmann isn't as photogenic as Palin.

My problem is the fact that Bachmann is even running in the first place, in spite of the fact that her candidacy helps Romney. Who does she think she is, anyway? It's hard for me to take her seriously. She has NO BUSINESS running for president. She has done nothing to show she would be remotely able to handle the job.

Even Sarah Palin has a legit right to run.

-Martha

Right Wingnut said...

Wait until SNL and Newsweek goes after Romney. Not so funny anymore, right?

I certainly don't support Bachmann for President, but the Newsweek cover and this post are beyond the pale.

Anonymous said...

RW, They have and will. Remember the recent cover with Romney's head on a Mormon missionary jumping into the air? I don't really remember if it was Newsweek, but I don't really care.

It's par for the course, and Romney will not get worked about it. It doesn't really matter.

I also don't understand why you think this post is beyond the pale.

-Martha

Anonymous said...

SO, for Perry and Bachmann, wooing Evangelicals in the name of the game. It's the end all, be all.

Perry's prayer event speaks for itself, and then you have Bachmann out speaking at as many congregations she can find. It's all about religion. Who's the best non-Mormon, I guess.

They must figure it sort of worked for Huck. It really makes me nuts.

http://www.businessinsider.com/bachmann-evangelical-outreach-after-rick-perry-response-2011-8

-Martha

Anonymous said...

RW, they can go after him, but its just not as funny as it is when they go after palin. Romney is boring when you need a good laugh, palin? theres lots to laugh about!!

Anonymous said...

This picture of Bachmann is inexcusable for a news magazine. I believe that John McCain also had some type of picture on a magazine that made him look like the devil. The Left may not openly tell you who they want to win, but looking at the photos they choose will tell you all you need to know.

That being said, RW, the picture they did of Romney was despicable. They took a dancing "Mormon missionary" from the new Broadway play "The Book of Mormon musical," and photoshopped Romney's head onto it. The language in the musical alone would preclude my attending it, even if I wanted to give Broadway my money.

One evangelical preacher called Romney's picture on Newsweek's cover a "profile of religious courage." This preacher pointed out that Romney will not distance himself from his religion, so the Newsweek cover portrayed him (and his religion) in the most ridiculous way they possibly could.

My son is currently serving as a Mormon missionary, as both my husband and I have served before him. Ridiculing these young people who give up 18 mos. to 2 years of their lives to serve God and other people is pathetic. I suppose we'd all like them better if they were binge drinking at a local University or living with their girlfriends hoping she doesn't get pregnant. I can't figure society out sometimes.

AZ