She is a darling of the Tea Party, but if Tom Petty has his way when it comes to music at her campaign events, Michele Bachmann may have to back down.Thumbs Down For Martin Bashir’s Scathing Preview Of Sarah Palin’s Documentary
It seems Tom Petty objects to her usage of his popular song “American Girl” at rallies and events. Petty’s management team is apparently getting ready to send a cease-and-desist letter to the Bachmann campaign regarding the tune.
This is not a new problem for Republican hopefuls. Back in 2008, Bon Jovi publicly decried the usage of his band’s song “Who Says You Can’t Go Home” at rallies for Sarah Palin. Likewise, the Foo Fighters came out that same year against John McCain’s usage of their song “My Hero, “ ditto for Van Halen and the song ”Right Now.”
But the most ironic point of all? As Hot Air Pundit NBC notes, (via Hot Air Pundit), Petty never said a word when Hillary Clinton used the same “American Girl” song during her 2008 campaign.
Bashir sarcastically referred to Palin as a “cinematic idol,” dismissed the movie itself as a “celluloid valentine” and laughed at the premiere event being “graced by the presence of the losing Vice Presidential candidate herself.” With Bashir just warming up, it’s hard to tell how this “news” segment was anything more than merely an opportunity for Bashir to take one cheap shot after another, with Christina Bellantoni from Roll Call merely laughing and going along for the ride.
“[This movie is] apparently an attempt to promote Sarah Palin’s values. But I have to ask, what are those values? Walk out of public office halfway through your allocated term. Have a child who becomes pregnant as an eighteen-year-old. And then use every possible opportunity to make money out of your celebrity. Those are her values aren’t they?”
Colbert On Bachmann’s Gacy Gaffe: ‘People May Think You’re A Clown…But You’re Deadly Serious’
Colbert said that the comparison between Michelle Bachmann and John Wayne Gacy isn’t all bad, adding “Like Gacy, some people may think you are a clown, but if they dig a little deeper, they’ll find that you are deadly serious.”
Nothing like comparing her to a guy who committed rape and murder of 33 teenage boys and young men...
Then of course, Alec Baldwin has to weigh in. What would we do without an opinion on women, from this guy?
And this guy wants to be the mayor of New York?
Keith Olbermann Implies Michele Bachmann Is A Pig, Mocks Greta Van Susteren’s Speech
Glad to see Olbermann still keeping it classy, on that new show he has, that no one watches.
Beck and Family Harassed During Outdoor Movie Night in NYC
Sarah Palin Taken Aback at the Hate in Her Documentary's Opening
When Sarah Palin showed up in Pella, IA to attend a screening of her own documentary, “The Undefeated,” she hadn’t seen all the footage beforehand. So when the film opened with people calling her “slutty,“ ”scary,“ and a ”bit**,” she was a little taken aback.THR describes the graphic opening:
“This is the first that I’ve seen much of that. It kind of takes you back,” she told The Hollywood Reporter (THR). “It makes you want to reach out to some of these folks and say, What’s your problem? And what was the problem? And what is the problem?”
The movie begins with Sen. John McCain introducing his running mate, then quickly cuts to the Hollywood sign, and the music turns ominous. A TV news anchor says, “Hollywood has a new favorite pastime: taking aim at Sarah Palin.”ABC, CBS Whack Bachmann with PolitiFact, Have Spared Obama Similar Drubbing
Then the celebrity montage begins: Damon likens Palin to a “really bad Disney movie” and says she’s “really scary” and Letterman calls her ”slutty,” and the discourse descends in to the filthy from there. Maher calls her a “dumb twat” on his TV show, Madonna screams “Sarah [Fu**ing] Palin” while on stage, and comedians use graphic, severely bleeped language to describe how Palin gave birth to a “retard.” One entertainer after another calls Palin a “slut” or a “[bit**]” or describes the intensity with which they “hate her.”
ABC and CBS have both recently wielded PolitiFact as a club to bash Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), yet in the 29 months since President Barack Obama took office – despite 49 "false" ratings in Obama's PolitiFact file – the three broadcast networks have cited the fact-checking website only once to challenge the Democratic commander-in-chief. (71 half true, 39 barely true, 49 False, 3 Pants on Fire)NY Times Reports Bachmann's 'John Wayne' Flub, Ignored Obama's Awful Fallen Soldier Error
New York Times reporter Jeff Zeleny was with Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann in Waterloo, Iowa, at the official launching of her presidential campaign for Tuesday’s “Bachmann Opens Campaign as Expectations Grow.” But Zeleny concluded his mostly balanced story with a reference to Bachmann’s latest in a “string of gaffes” – her mistaken claim that Western movie star John Wayne had been born in Waterloo, Iowa (though his parents met there).MSNBC's Bashir Defends Media Not Hitting Obama for Gaffes
Yet the Times has totally ignored a far more by President Obama, who wrongly claimed in a speech he gave June 23 to the Army's 10th Mountain Division that he had awarded a Medal of Honor to a living soldier. Jared Monti had actually had been killed in Afghanistan in 2006 and had been bestowed the honor posthumously. Obama apologized to the family.
But Bashir doubled down on his complaint, offering a defense of why he and others in the media don't remind Americans of every gaffe that President Obama or other Democrats make:New York Times columnist David Carr responds to Bill Maher implying Alabama and Kansas are not the "smart states."
BASHIR: I guess the difference though is that the President and Mr. Biden haven't been running around draping themselves in the flag and claiming to be originalists who were going to return the country to its original greatness, and suddenly these people are making comments that one would think they'd know were true or otherwise.
David Carr: "If it's Kansas, Missouri, no big deal. You know, that's the dance of the low-sloping foreheads. The middle places, right? Did I just say that aloud?" Yes, you did Carr, and it's not the first time you've made similar comments, so spare us your *apology*.
It's been a banner week for the ever tolerant Liberals, and non-biased Liberal media.
At least the Special assistant to Nancy Pelosi, Stacy Kerr, had this to say.
UPDATE: Wow. Just wow.