The media barrage against Michele Bachmann reminds me of sharks who have finally come upon some chum in the water. They have been restlessly circling for months now- waiting and watching, waiting and watching. Finding nothing, they attacked her looks, her intelligence, her religion (can you imagine them attacking a Muslim candidate’s religion? Ha!) and now, finally, their prayers have been answered.
In the Absence of Proof, The Desperate News Elite Must Make Things Up Against Bachmann
Or, at least that is what they would have you believe. Chris Matthews on MSNBC, Anderson Cooper on CNN, Jon Stewart on his comedy show- oh, you know the list by now- have all been flinging accusations of cruelty, dishonesty & hate at both Sen. Bachmann & her husband over an undercover ‘sting’ video that shows a counselor from the Bachmann religious clinic attempting to help a person who no longer wanted to act or think gay.
The funny this is this: they never show the whole interview. They literally show about 5 second sound bites that to me, are relatively harmless. The counselor is heard to say things like homosexual behavior can be stopped through prayer and techniques, homosexual thoughts can be replaced by heterosexual thoughts through practice and prayer, and that the counselor admits to not being an expert in the area. The counselor is upbeat, encouraging and positive in the clips shown. The session seems extremely loose and unscripted and seem to be part of a much longer conversation which is never shown. I wonder why? Not once is the counselor seen to negate the person in the interview. Not once is the counselor seen to say that the person was ‘wrong’ or bad in any way to practice homosexuality. Not once does the counselor say that homosexuality is a sin.