Bachmann swears never to appear on ABC’s “This Week”

Actually, no, that’s not true as far as we know. But it might become true, because the New York Times reported that “This Week” has arranged to fact-check assertions made by guests using PolitiFact, the excellent project of the St. Petersburg Times. Bachmann’s carelessness with the truth was cited as one of the reasons:

But some say that TV misstatements demand attention from the networks themselves. After Representative Michele Bachmann, Republican of Minnesota, said on CBS’s “Face the Nation” last month that the United States government was “taking over ownership or control of 51 percent of the American economy,” CBSNews.com published a report specifying that she had “offered no facts” to back it up.

Luckily for her, she’ll always have Faux News.

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