Bachmann: Matthews ‘Picking On Girls’

Rep. Michele Bachmann (R., Minn.) is unhappy with how MSNBC anchor Chris Matthews covers her. “It almost doesn’t seem like real journalism,” she tells NRO. “It is less than professional.”

On Thursday, Matthews reported on Bachmann’s ascension to the House Intelligence Committee. “This is great irony here, on the Intelligence committee,” he said. “I wonder what the rules are for getting on that committee? I guess they’re pretty lenient.”

Bachmann says this kind of statement seems oddly “personal for him and I don’t understand why.”

Matthews, Bachmann adds, appears to be “picking on girls” in his coverage.

Robert Costa — Robert Costa is National Review's Washington editor and a CNBC political analyst. He manages NR's Capitol Hill bureau and covers the White House, Congress, and national campaigns. ...

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