Thursday, August 18, 2011

The Statest: Bachmann Camp Draws More Criticism for Manhandling Reporters

Michele Bachmann is again drawing criticism for what some reporters say is her security team’s unusually harsh physical confrontations with the media.

Politico on Thursday detailed a total of five incidents of political journalists claiming to have been shoved or threatened with violence, or both, by Bachmann’s staff, including a report last week that her security team pushed CNN’s Don Lemon and a previously unreported accusation that a Bachmann staffer threatened to break the arm of a foreign journalist covering her campaign.

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