Michele Bachmann Response Gets Straightened Out By TeaPartyHD
TeaPartyHD, the television and internet network behind now-infamous video of Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) delivering her own rebuttal to President Barack Obama's State of the Union address, endeavored to straighten out the conservative congresswoman on Friday, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Bachmann made headlines for her response to Obama and not just for the controversy it stirred within the Republican party. In one version of the video, the Tea Party darling doesn't appear to be looking into the camera. Instead of addressing her audience, she seems to be looking off to the side.
Per the Star Tribune:
The reason, it appears, is that Bachmann delivered her speech to TeaPartyHD's camera, which had the teleprompter she used. But most of the world -- well, nation -- saw the footage shot by network cameras that were allowed to video the speech.
During an appearance on MSNBC following the president's State of the Union, White House senior adviser David Axelrod made light of the footage. "Am I looking at the right camera?" he asked at the beginning of a segment with network host Lawrence O'Donnell.
The Star Tribune reported on Friday that a spokesman for Bachmann signaled that TeaPartyHD had "guaranteed" a version of the video with the congresswoman's eyes looking straight into the camera would be posted online by the day's end.
Click here to read more on what Bachmann had to say in her speech.
Below, the off-kilter version of Bachmann's response. Click here to watch the other clip.