Hasn’t the Twin Cities media – especially the “alternative”, liberal version – been barbering for years about how Rep. Michele Bachmann just doesn’t do “mainstream” media?
Why, yes – they have!
But – did I hear Michele Bachmann doing an extended interview with Cathy Wurzer on MPR’s Morning Edition this morning?
Why, yes I did!
Someone tell Andy Birkey!
No, don’t. Rather, tell Keith Ellison, Betty McCollum, Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar, all of whom I’ve invited onto the Northern Alliance Radio Network in the past two years, none of whom have so much as responded. (In the interest of completeness, note that Minneapolis Mayor RT Rybak appeared, as did “Growth and Justice” majordomo Dane Smith. We had a great time talking with both of ’em, because – shibboleths about conservative talk radio aside – Ed Morrissey and I will put our cross-aisle interviews up against anything in the commercial or public media today in terms of civility and fairness (while allowing that we are, in fact, conservative).
So whatdya say, Reps Ellison and McCollum? How about it, Senators Franken and Klobuchar?
For that matter, we’ve had an invite out to Common Cause Minnesota for six weeks now – submitted on this blog, via email, via a voice mail message, and on Twitter. Not a word.
How about Denise Cardinal of “Alliance for a Better Minnesota”? Perhaps she could come on the show and discuss the Dayton-family-finance slime campaign she orchestrated?
For that matter, howzabout we get an invite to Mark Dayton? I’ve heard Tom Emmer do a center-left show; d’ya suppose Dayton’s got the gumption to go across the aisle…
…like Representative Bachmann did?