Colbert: ‘Piece of sh*t polling higher than Michele Bachmann’

By David Edwards
Tuesday, November 15, 2011 8:30 EDT
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Stephen Colbert covers Michele Bachmann
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On Monday night’s show, Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert reported on allegations that one CBS analyst admitted Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann would only get a few questions during last Saturday’s debate because her low poll numbers were “nearly off the charts.”

“The big news is that a woman was mistreated and Herman Cain had nothing to do with it,” Colbert joked.

CBS’s John Dickerson made the mistake of hitting “reply all” in his email response about Bachmann participating in a post-debate interview.

“Okay, let’s keep it loose though since she’s not going to get many questions and she’s nearly off the charts in the hopes that we can get someone else,” he wrote.

Upon seeing the email, Bachmann campaign director Keith Nahigian stormed into the spin room in a rage, according to CNN.

“John Dickerson should be fired,” Nahigan exclaimed. “He is a piece of shit. He is a fraud and he should be fired.”

“To add insult to injury, a piece of shit is polling higher than Michele Bachmann,” Colbert observed. “Every day the liberal mainstream media denies airtime to millions of people who will not be president.”

Watch this video from Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report, broadcast Nov. 14, 2011.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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