After her big win last night, Rep. Bachmann for some insane reason agreed to an interview with MSNBC’s Chris Matthews. Itching for a fight, Matthews couldn’t wait to try to pin her down on some statement she made on an earlier appearance on his show. When she wouldn’t take his bait he accused her of being “hypnotized” and repeatedly threw out this accusation and at one point describe her as “looking moronically” at the camera. It is interesting when a member of the media feels comfortable using very negative words to describe a member of Congress. I understand that is what MSNBC’s “vast” audience tunes in for, but I found it to be very disrespectful.
Here is a message to Chris. That is what all politicians do. They generally stay on message and the good ones don’t take the bait. How could any real journalist expect to be treated respectfully when they don’t extend the same courtesy. Bachmann had the line of the night when she responded to Matthews’ taunts with this line,
“I think people are thrilling tonight, I imagine that thrill is maybe not quite so tingly on your leg anymore.”