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Michele Bachmann’s Latest Gaffe

Filed under: Celebrities,Crazy News,Idiots,Perverts,Politics — Tags: , , , , , , , — Positronic Dave @ 11:34 pm June 27, 2011

I was reading an article in the New York Times today, about the newly-declared Presidential candidacy of Michelle Bachman, when I came to the ending paragraphs. This is priceless…

Mrs. Bachmann, who rose to prominence with her evocative quips and spirited presence in television interviews and appearances at Tea Party rallies last year, has also experienced a string of gaffes. She added a new one to the list during her visit back to Waterloo, a city that she left in 1968.

She spoke adoringly of her town, recalling the Dairy Queen, her house on East Ninth Street and the Wonder Bread Factory, where her mother picked up ingredients for her favorite mayonnaise and lettuce sandwiches. But as she stood in her old neighborhood, she misstated a piece of Iowa lore as she explained the important role that Waterloo had in shaping her character.“

John Wayne was from Waterloo, Iowa,” Mrs. Bachmann told Fox News’ Carl Cameron in an interview. “That’s the kind of spirit that I have, too.

”The actor was actually born in Winterset, Iowa, which is about 150 miles southwest of Waterloo. It was John Wayne Gacy, known as the killer clown who raped and murdered 33 teen-age boys in the 1970s, who had lived in Waterloo.

Maybe she WAS referring to the John Wayne who lived in her town… Yikes!

Jon Stewart “Apologies” for “Getting it Wrong” about Fox News

Filed under: Comedy,Fun Facts,Idiots,Irony,journalism,Liars — Tags: , , — Positronic Dave @ 6:01 am June 24, 2011

Jon Stewart “Apologies” for “Getting it Wrong” about Fox News

In this priceless clip, Jon Stewart responds to PolitFact’s analysis of his comments about Fox News having “The most consistently misinformed viewers”. Turns out that this is slightly incorrect…
 

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