Rep. Michele Bachmann’s campaign is accusing CBS News of bias during the Saturday night debate hosted by the network.
The campaign says that the network purposefully limited Bachmann’s questions during the gathering of Republican presidential candidates in Spartanburg, S.C.
As evidence, the campaign points to a string of e-mails between John Dickerson, Slate magazine’s chief political correspondent and CBS News political analyst, and others, including Bachmann spokeswoman Alice Stewart, regarding Bachmann’s appearance on a debate related web show.
“Ok let’s keep it loose though because she’s not going to get many questions and she’s nearly off the charts in the hopes that we can get someone else,” says the e-mail sent to the media by Bachmann’s campaign.
The correspondence demonstrates “a planned effort to limit questions to Michele Bachmann at tonight’s CBS / National Journal Debate,” Bachmann’s campaign said in an e-mail to the media.
On his Twitter feed, Dickerson said he was referencing Bachmann’s low standing in the polls, linking to recent surveys on Real Clear Politics.