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Stephen Colbert Ridicules Post Debate Dust-Up Between Michele Bachmann And CBS News

Colbert Ridicules Post Debate Dust-Up Between Michele Bachmann And CBS News

Saturday night’s GOP debate hosted by CBS News and National Journal focused on foreign policy and, ostensibly, U.S. diplomatic efforts around the world. But diplomacy was in short supply during a post-debate dust-up between CBS News’ political director John Dickerson and the Michele Bachmann campaign, after he unintentionally CCed one of Bachmann’s staffers on an e-mail dismissing the GOP candidate. Bachmann’s campaign predictably used his email to allege liberal bias, to which Stephen Colbert agreed, saying “CBS is clearly biased for asking more questions of the left wing candidates like Herman Cain, Rick Perry, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich.”

Colbert then pointed out how Bachmann and her campaign advisers turned this outrage into an “outrage-portunity,” sending out an email to her supporters asking them to show support by tweeting outrage to CBS News, before asking for a donation to Bachmann’s campaign to fight against the media’s liberal bias. Colbert then analyzed the effort by saying “folks, it’s true…Michele Bachmann needs your donations because not only does the media have a liberal bias, but evidently so does money.”

Watch the clip below, courtesy of Comedy Central:

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