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Fox and Friends distorts video clip to attack Rep. Keith Ellison

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The hosts of Fox and Friends lashed out at Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) on Tuesday, accusing him of having “Bachmann derangment syndrome” for claiming that Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) and conservatives lawmakers like her have a poor record on women’s issues.

“We live in an era of extremism,” Ellison said July 6 at the 2011 Campus Progress National Conference in Washington, D.C.

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“These same people who want to shrink government till you can drown it in a bathtub also want mom to get back in the kitchen and take her shoes off and get pregnant. You understand? They are offended by strong, powerful women. And here’s the sad part — some of them are women themselves. Michele Bachmann being an example.”

Fox and Friends co-host Gretchen Carlson angrily responded to a clip of the speech, saying that as a strong woman herself, she was very offended by the comment.

“You don’t know what she wants,” she said. “You don’t know that she thinks it’s OK to be back in the kitchen and pregnant. Are you kidding me? She wouldn’t be running for president unless she was a strong, powerful woman.”

But Ellison was answering a question about women being consistently paid less than men, not accusing Bachmann of being a weak woman. Ellison noted that progressive Members of Congress had passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, allowing victims of pay discrimination to sue their employers. Bachmann and other conservatives voted against it.

Fox and Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade added that if Ellison was worried about extremism, “maybe he can focus on getting the burqa off” of Muslim women. Ellison is the first Muslim to be elected to the U.S. Congress.

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In 2006, Bachmann reportedly urged women attending her local church “to be submissive to your husbands.”

Watch video of Fox and Friends, as clipped by Media Matters, below:

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Watch Rep. Keith Ellison’s full speech below:

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