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Anderson Cooper Points Out That Michele Bachmann is a Big Liar: VIDEO


Anderson Cooper talks with Bachmann's former Chief of Staff Ron Carey and David Gergen and asks if Michele Bachmann's lie about the HPV vaccine Gardasil and mental retardation will be the one that makes people realize she flat-out lies all the time.

"So are these 'things' written out in advance for her, or are these 'things' in her head and pop out?"


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  1. How much further over the top does Bachmann need to go in order to become permanently irrelevant? And why do we even tolerate her in the house? Great reporting, Gigglepuss, as always.

    Posted by: Rob | Sep 15, 2011 7:27:25 AM

  2. In other news, the earth is round... about time this scuzzy jumped-up nobody was called out for the fraud she is. Good one Anderson...

    Posted by: SeanR | Sep 15, 2011 8:11:12 AM

  3. Wow, I'm definitely not going to get that vaccine now!

    Posted by: J H Robbins | Sep 15, 2011 9:00:54 AM

  4. well at least one can say she lies without going around and also calling herself a prophet....cough cough Perry cough cough

    Posted by: say what | Sep 15, 2011 9:06:55 AM

  5. David Gergen is a moron.

    Posted by: Shawn | Sep 15, 2011 9:10:59 AM

  6. Bachmann is actually correct about Gardasil in the broad sense, if not the specific sense. It DOES have negative side-effects in some women.

    As for lies, hasn't Anderson Cooper been living one?

    Posted by: jason | Sep 15, 2011 9:39:35 AM

  7. I hate both Bachmann and Perry; however, to say that Gardasil causes mental retardation just because somebody allegedly comes up to you crying about it is remarkably irresponsible.

    Mental retardation is more than a "negative" side effect, and Perry's policy in TX did have an opt-out.

    Cheap shot re: Anderson Cooper, Jason. I'm not sure how he's ever misrepresented himself -- like say Michele Bachmann who rails against government "welfare" programs and yet sought to accept every dollar she could get her hands on for farm subsidies and her own businesses or Marcus Bachmann who stuffs cash in his pocket while preaching he can "pray the gay away".

    Posted by: LincolnLounger | Sep 15, 2011 10:01:47 AM

  8. Jason, don't spend that Republican paycheck all in one place. In the economy your masters have created, you never know when you're going to need it. Hope you have a good back-up plan for when nobody can even afford to be on the Internet.

    And you're calling someone who isn't anonymous on the Internet a liar? What you lack in brains, style and facts, you more than make up for in idiocy.

    But that's all you, Michele Bachmann and the people who own the both of you have: rampant, non-stop, not-even-trying idiotic lies.

    Posted by: ohplease | Sep 15, 2011 10:59:20 AM

  9. gergen reminds me...news hour, anyone? gergen and shields, anyone?

    fabulists and outright liars like bachmann have perfected their sound bites for popular formatted news shows...if you watch poorly formatted news you're gonna get crappy news...

    unfortunately most voters love crappy news shows

    Posted by: tim | Sep 15, 2011 11:08:06 AM

  10. Now if Michelle Bachmann said that SHE has vaccinated with Gardisil and it made HER retarded, I'd say somebody should look into it because it's clear SOMETHING did!

    Posted by: Caliban | Sep 15, 2011 11:12:34 AM

  11. How is David Gergen a moron (in this exchange, anyway)? Is pointing out the irresponsibility of a public figure in spreading falsehoods moronic? As for side effects and fears associated with vaccinations or medications or any substance that may cause some people some problem, what ate reasonable expectations regarding risk versus benefits? Some people get Reyes Syndrome from taking aspirin; should we all stop taking aspirin (truly an amazing drug) because of the limited risk? I'm going to go with science and statistics and probabilities. Now excuse me while I go out for my annual flu shot.

    Posted by: TJ | Sep 15, 2011 11:28:18 AM

  12. I LOVE Gergen. LOVE.

    Posted by: Jeff | Sep 15, 2011 12:21:27 PM

  13. All politicians lie, but typically they aren't also crazy.

    Posted by: anon | Sep 15, 2011 12:49:48 PM

  14. Bachman doesn't "mistakenly" spout falsehoods, as Gergen claims. She selects information (or, I suspect, just makes it up) to fit her worldview. No fact will alter her thinking. Her mind is completely closed, and I can't imagine anything more dangerous in someone pretending to be worthy of the Presidency.

    Posted by: Mort | Sep 15, 2011 1:39:07 PM

  15. i 'love' how at 2:32 they label all of north america as USA.. highlighted in one color.. and its the ONLY continent that has a label. word. what happened to the 49th parallel???

    Posted by: NorthoftheBorder | Sep 15, 2011 2:57:27 PM

  16. Stupid cow. She disgusts me beyond my vocabulary. The vaccine is for ALL children, boys AND girls, and there is an option not to administer, if that's what the parents want. There is NO proven link between the vaccine and mental retardation, and she should have been adult enough to NOT tell that story that she clearly made up in her head. She knows panic and fear spread like wildfire among the masses. She's evil incarnate. Stupid cow.

    Posted by: BEAU | Sep 15, 2011 10:49:17 PM

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