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us tonight. now ac 360 starting right now. good evening, everyone, it's 10:00 p.m. here on the east coast. we begin tonight with keeping them honest, michele bachmann, she won the iowa straw poll saturday. she also seems to be running from her past statements about sexual orientation and civil rights. yesterday on nbc's meet the press, also insisting she isn't judging gays and lesbians. watch. >> i'm running for the presidency of the united states. i'm not running to be anyone's judge. >> you have judged them? >> i don't judge them. i'm running for presidency of the united states. i'm not anyone's judge. and i'm standing -- >> do you think anyone hears that and thinks you you haven't made a judgment about gays and
lesbians. >> that's all i can tell is that i'm not judging. >> you're not judging -- >> i'm running for the presidency of the united states. >> she's not answering questions about her views on sexual orientation. which is strange, because the congresswoman has never been shy on the issue before. she sponsored an amendment banning same sex marriage. she spoke out sharply against homosexuali homosexuality. >> it's part of satan, i think, to say this is gay. it's anything but gay. if you're involved in the gay and lesbian lifestyle, it's bondage. it's personal bondage, personal despair and personal enslavement. >> claiming that millions of gays and lesbian americans are living in personal bondage, personal despair, personal enslavement. she also refers to the gay and lesbian lifestyle by which one
can only assume she means it's a choice. in the very same speech, ms. boch man went on to describe same sex attraction as a mental illness. >> we need to deal with sexual dysfunction in their life and sexual identity disorders. >> ms. bachman believes it's a lifestyle choice and psychiatric disorder. the institute of psychiatry does not consider it an illness or disorder. she's no longer willing to share the opinion of hers publicly. for weeks now, she's been deflecting questions about her past statements by calling the question itself irrelevant or frivolous. this is the response she's giving. >> i am running for the presidency of the united states. i am not running to be anyone's judge. i am more than happy to stand for questions on running for
presidency of the united states. all of these kind of questions really aren't about what people are concerned about right now. i am running to be the president of the united states. i am not running to be any person's judge. i'm running for the presidency of the united states. and i'm here today to talk about job creation. >> she's running for president which is very possibly the reason she's not answering this question about her past statements. when asked about those statements, congresswoman bachman said, i'm not involved in light, frivolous matters, i'm involved in serious issues. yet those light frivolous matters were once serious enough for bachman to change her state's institution. we invited ms. bachman on to the program tonight, she denied. joining us now cornell belcher. cornell, obviously folks in the media don't like it when
candidates dodge their questions. does it have i? repercussions on the campaign trail? >> it does. i'm shocked by this, coming from congresswoman bachman. it's the one thing that voters dislike more than a candidate who doesn't agree with them on issues. as a candidate, they feel they will flip-flop on an issue. they fundamentally cannot trust that candidate. if you can't trust the candidate, i don't care what your position is on health care, gays and lesbians. they're not going to give you the benefit of the doubt in any of those areas. as a woman candidate, there are stereotypes that she has to deal with that male candidates don't. this is also become problematic if you look like you're being dodgy or ducking the issue, or you're not certain about the issue, it also feeds into a stereotype that's harmful to women candidates. >> why do you think she's ducking this question? >> or do you think she's ducking the question?
>> well, i don't necessarily know that she's ducking the question. i think she's answered it over and over again, and my assumption is that if she's now running, she's running for the presidency, maybe she feels that this question isn't relevant at a time when we're dealing with 9.2% unemployment and it's all about the economy right now. i really think it could be easy for her to say look on this issue with the exception of don't ask, don't tell. i feel the exact same way about this, as president obama. i feel the same way about this -- with most people and most faiths. >> that's not true, though. you mentioned don't ask, don't tell, president obama is not defending the same sex marriage act. >> no, i'm talking about the issue of gay marriage and -- the president has said, well, my opinion seems to be evolving. if we're going to talk about statements that michele bachmann has made and statements she's made in 2004 and all of that, i
think it's equally fair, if we're going to do this, we need to give the exact same due diligence to the president's religious beliefs and the churches he's gone to. if we want to put all of this on the line, let's put it on the line. this is is the same thing that george bush also had to deal with when he was running for president. he was asked if he felt that nonchristians were going to go to hell. i think a lot of the questions that circulate around the issue of religion are ways for people to perhaps maybe show that these candidates are somehow not as valid as other candidates who don't have as strong as religious beliefs during the campaign. >> so cornell, dana is essentially saying this is the media trying to show her to be a fringe candidate? >> well, i think her statements speak for themselves. i think what's interesting here is that -- and i think this is fundamentally a good thing. when you look at how the american public is shifting on
their viewpoint about gay and lesbian marriage and gays and lesbians in the military, have you to seek candidates moving in. as michele bachmann becomes less of a fringe candidate, i think she's your front-runner, she's trying to mainstream herself, and frankly, you're looking at where the public is taking the american people on this, the american people have moved on, particularly with that younger crowd of vote hes, 11%, 12% of our young vote was out there. they don't understand the issue as a political issue. she has to move from where she's been. >> rick perry entered the race this weekend. how do you see him from your perspective. how strong a candidate is he? >> i think he's a very strong candidate. he fills a vacuum that's been created by mitt romney -- grassroots voters absolutely reject mitt romney. he has a moderate record,
consistent record. his record speaks otherwise, when he was governor of massachusetts. and then have you michele bachmann who's very conservative, she has a history of voting against a lot of big ticket items and then you have rick perry who's right in the middle of both of these candidates, so i think he has the potential to appeal to grassroots, while at the same time, he think maybe attracting independents and moderates. he's a huge threat initially to mitt romney, that's why we're seeing him go off the bat and trading barbs at each other. perry may want to ignore bachman's candidacy to push her to the outside and make it appear as though it's just him and romny. >> from the white house perspective, who do you think they would be most worried about or concerned about? >> in the end, i don't think i could attack mitt romney and michele bachmann. but from the white house perspective, i think we're going
to look at this and say, either of these candidates are so in the pocket with the tea party, and if you're looking the how the tea party ratings have dropped over the last couple months, if you like what the tea party's doing in congress, wait until they have a governing partner in the white house, they're going to have that with either perry or bachman. and the way mitt romney's running, even with mitt romney. >> i appreciate both of you being on. let us know what you think, we're on facebook, follow me on twitter andersoncooper. president obama just wrapped up a three-day swing through minnesota, iowa and illinois. some are are calling it taxpayer campaigning. is it? the tragedy at the indiana state fair, the video is unbelievable. you'll see what happened as it happened. the latest from investigators trying to figure out from preventing anything like this
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frm a bus tour, the question is, is it an official victim fp the president arriving in iowa for a town hall meeting. he was in a meeting today. two days after the universe was focused on the iowa straw polls. coincidence? probably not. the barn done up in red, white and blue bunting. what the president said, you could argue was harder to pin down. there was this moment that sounded like a campaign call to action.
>> i am enlisting you in this fight. if you're making your voices heard, if you're letting your people know that enough is enough, it's time to move forward. >> the president also promised to put forward a detailed jobs plan next month. here he is distancing himself from congress and partisanship. >> there is no shortage to put people to work right now. what is needed is action on the part of congress. a willingness to put the partisan games aside and say, we're going to do what's right for the country. not what we think is going to score some political points for the next election. >> is bad mouthing politics actually campaigning in disguise? >> the president has set about a bus tour today, going to swing states, and frankly, i think the american people would rather see him in washington working on getting this economy going again. he seems to be more intent on trying to save his job than to
try to create jobs for the american people. i saw this morning that his approval ratings are at an all time low for him. that's not because he's not campaigning, it's because he's not leading. >> the road ahead darkens. and as he drives into the horizon, angry skies greet up. this man is barack obama. welcome to his taxpayer funded debt end tour. >> this was the president's fifth trip of three days or more. political parties and campaign organizations reimbursed the government for political portions of the agenda for overcampaigning and overfund-raising. it's a tradition as well for the out party to complain about it. as for the polling, mitt romney mentioned his approval rating is 39% according to gallup. joining us is john king host of
john king u.s.a. and john gergen. what does this mean, they pay for the political portion. how do you decide what the political portion of a trip is? >> if he had a fund-raiser, that's a political portion of the trip. if he went to the democratic party headquarters that would be the political portion of the trip. when you're the president of the united states and you say, i need your help, join the fight, the white house would make the argument, he means, when he pushes a job's bill, he means when he argues about the next round of deficit reduction. he means he's campaigning, in the lower case c. if we were back in the bush administration it would be the democrats complain about this. if we were in the clinton administration, it would be the republicans complaining about this. it is a fine line. the white house will make the argument, he's arguing about policy, he's not criticizing anybody by name. he didn't say the republican congress. he said the congress. all presidents do this, watch where the president goes,
anderson. guess what, their key electoral states. >> david last week you said you thought the president should cancel this bus tour, that would have been the right move for him. why and why do you think he didn't. >> he clearly has politics on his mind. if one has the sense that the campaign launched this weekend we moved off spring training and now gotten the official campaign with the ames poll and now the president coming out and slamming his critics and campaigning. the president's brookings study a few years ago, listing the times that george w. bush and bill clinton went on tours like this. and charged it off to the government as official. so it is done all the time. but it's an opening for the republicans now. on the larger point now. i must tell you i hope we haven't switched off a light over concern about the economy. the truth,the economy is getting worse. i've just been back in europe
this weekend. there's a deepening concern there about lost jobs being lost here in the future. that they may move into a double dip. i do think the american people would prefer to see the president at work trying to create jobs back in washington right now. before he goes on a well deserved vacation. >> we did hear from some strong words from the president about republicans today, john. i want to play that for our viewers. we don't have that. do you think, john, romny said that the president's more interested in saving his own job than creating jobs for americans. that's not fair. an incumbent does have to campaign at some point. >> of course he does. the republicans are out there, iowa is a textbook example. george w. bush carried iowa after al gore carried iowa. it is a small state, it doesn't matter much in electoral college
election. iowa is a huge deal. the president's support among white voters especially in rural america has dropped. at these town halls he's having today a lot of people are standing up saying, why didn't you vote for single payer health care. if he's down amok whing whites independents, his approval ratings stay low. governor romny's going to say what mitt romney says, the president is fighting for his job every single day, and everything he does as president from this point forward is for better or worse political. >> we did have some strong words from the president. >> we just went through this debacle with the debt ceiling.
an entirely self-inflicted wound. it wasn't something that was necessary we had put forward a plan that would have stabilized our debt and deficits for years to come. but because we've got a politics in which some folks in congress -- not the folks who are here, but some in congress would rather see the opponents lose than america win. >> do you anticipate seeing president obama -- i mean, do you think he's honing his campaign talk at this point? he's starting to toughen up? >> absolutely, anderson, he's moving from conciliation with republicans to confrontation. he's getting slugged regularly from republicans, and he doesn't want to become a punching bag. naturally or not, he's going to slug back. the question becomes, as both sides go at each other, are they getting to make it even more
difficult to reach some sort of agreement on the debt here in the next few weeks. if they -- the atmosphere in washington becomes as partisan as the campaign trail is right now, that's going to make it a lot more difficult. and can he get an agreement on jobs? it's not clear to me, and i would be curious about jobs on this. it's not clear to me if you go at each other this way, whether that's going to help to poison or make even more strain in the relationships between the parties. >> what do you think? >> i think you are exactly right. is there a grand bargain on jobs? a huge package on jobs? probably not. can you get a more moderate deal like we had on the del ceiling where republicans agree to extend the payroll tax? the republicans agree to extend unemployment insurance if the democrats find other cuts to pay for it. will the president get a huge infrastructure bank? doubtful. stimulus has become a dirty word in our politics.
>> thanks very much. wolf blitzer has an interview lined up with president obama tomorrow. you can see it tomorrow evening starting at 5:00 p.m. eastern right here on cnn. just ahead tonight. unbelievable, the collapse of the concert stage over the weekend. five people killed, storms slammed into the fair grounds. could more have been done to prevent the tragedy? parents who believe it's okay to beat their children when the children are disobedient because the bib tell tells them it's okay. sometimes the beatings are so severe it leads to murder. [ male announcer ] this is the network. a network of possibilities.
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fairgrounds. the video so disturbing. it's incredible. take a look. it happened so quickly, the scaffold holding up the sound and lighting equipment buckled, crashed to the stage. the tarp on top of the scaffold was ripped to pieces. five people were killed, dozens more were injured among the crowd gathered to hear a concert by the group sugarland. indiana's governor called the incident a freakish accident. but already family and the victim's friends are asking questions, could it have been prevented? susan candiotti looks at how it unfolded. >> reporter: saturday night, 8:49 p.m. 12,000 cheering fans are waiting for the band sugarland to start their concert. and then moments later, sheer terror. >> just the wind blew, and the whole stands just went tumbling down, just like -- just like you would see a domino effect. >> reporter: the stage is
toppled by winds estimated at 60 to 70 miles per hour. from this angle, you can see it collapse like a house of cards, right on top of dozens of people. >> in the blink of an eye, it was just down. and there were people underneath it, trying to get out, and little kids. >> reporter: concertgoers flee for their lives with some fans and stagehands still trapped beneath the mangled metal and twisted wreckage. and then something remarkable happens. people began to surge toward the crumbled grandstand, trying to help, lifting the debris to free those who are trapped. chairs are used as makeshift stretchers to carry out the victims. >> there was a lot of civilians that were emts, nurses, doctors. everybody pitched in and we were trying to work toward the people trapped in that stage. >> reporter: five people are killed and at least 40 people
injured in the collapse. >> we're coping the way hoosiers always do, by putting our arms around those who have been hurt, by moving quickly to repair damage. >> reporter: fair officials had plenty of warning that a dangerous storm was heading their way. in fact, they called the national weather service four times for updates prior to the collapse. at 6:00 p.m. local time, a severe thunderstorm watch is issued for all of central indiana. at 7:00 p.m., the national weather service tells fair staff to expect heavy rain, lightning, hail, and strong winds. they contacted fair officials again at 8:09 p.m. the thunderstorm watch is upgraded to a severe thunderstorm warning at 8:39 p.m. at 8:45, fair officials take to the stage to tell concertgoers about the severe weather a mere four minutes before the collapse. and even then they don't cancel the concert, nor do they order people to leave. >> they just came on the stage and said look up at the sky. the sky is getting dark, rain is coming.
but we're thinking we can get the concert in. >> reporter: state fair officials say the weather warnings they had predicted the storm wouldn't hit for another half hour. the governor defended their intentions. >> i know the people who run this operation. they think safety all the time. and i know that their hearts are broken. >> reporter: indiana state fair spokesman andy klotz tells cnn officials made a decision to evacuate a few minutes after the 8:45 announcement and were on their way to the stage when the storm hit. it was too late. ♪ i once was >> reporter: monday morning, a public memorial service was held for those who had died. ♪ but now am found >> reporter: while the survivors are left trying to make sense of this horrible tragedy. susan candiotti, cnn, indianapolis. >> so sad. so amazing to see people, rushing to try to help those who were wounded. we're following a number of other stories.
isha sesay has a 360 news and business bulletin. >> the worst day of deadly violence in iraq in months. officials said 20 attacks on police and civilian targets killed at least 75 people and wound more than 250. in libya, moammar gadhafi once again called on his supporters to fight the rebels who appear to be making gains. but there may be a high level defection from gadhafi's embattled government. an egyptian newspaper reported that libya's interior minister and his family arrived in cairo today. also in egypt, former president hosni mubarak was taken to a court hearing on a hospital gurney. he is charged with corruption and ordering the killings of protesters who rose up against his regime. his trial resumes in early september. a judge ruled that cameras will not be allowed in the courtroom. wall street kicked off a new trading week by posting solid gains. the dow rose 214 points on news that google has agreed to buy motorola mobility for more than
$12 billion. and authorities are calling it a carefully planned heist. a small pen and ink drawing by rembrandt was stolen over the weekend from an exhibit at a luxury hotel in california. the artwork is valued at more than $250,000. >> wow. >> now, do you know the other great artist whose works are a popular target for thieves? >> no, i don't. >> picasso. >> oh, well, in general you're talking about? >> yeah, in general. >> okay. >> i was going to give you 100 jelly beans if you got it right. but clearly not meant to be. >> oh, well. maybe next time. time for tonight's shock. during the long wars in iraq and afghanistan, we've all seen emotional homecomings between soldiers and their kids, their husbands, their wives. but man's best friend gets pretty excited as well. take a look at this reunion. >> hey! do you not recognize me?
>> this was posted on a website call welcomehomeblog.com. after nine long months apart, emmett, thunder paws is really happy to see his favorite person again. he smelled him in the house and ran outside to greet him. dogs are awesome. >> very excited. >> i've got one for you too. >> okay. >> listen carefully for the sirens. [ howling ] [ siren ] [ howling ] >> that is skoshi, an american eskimo dog. he is taking his civic duty pretty seriously. whenever he hears sirens, he howls to make sure everyone is aware that there is an emergency. >> like lassie. >> just like lassie. >> all right. isha. i'll check with you later. an 11-year-old makes a hockey shot that earns him $50,000.
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crime and punishment tonight. a report about parents who beat their child to death in the name of god. they believe the bible requires them, requires them to spank their kids with items like belts and rods in order to train them to be well behaved happy kids. these parents appear to be following the teachings of a christian parenting book called "to train up a child", a book that is growing in popularity around the world. gary tuchman has the first of our special two-part report. >> reporter: the small town of paradise, california, where these children lived with their parents in a fundamentalist christian home. for the nine children, life in paradise was anything but. we cover up eight of their faces because they are the survivors.
survivors of a violent form of discipline practiced by their parents, kevin and elizabeth schatz. the one face not covered is their 7-year-old adopted daughter lydia. she was killed by her parents. mike ramsey is the district attorney of butte county in northern california. >> we've heard of, you know, the phrase "death by a thousand lashes." that's basically what this was. >> reporter: this is where the family used to live. the children's sandbox is still here. so is their slide, and their tree house. but the surviving children are now in foster homes, and the parents are in prison. >> violated section 273-a. >> reporter: they pleaded guilty to killing lydia, and seriously injuring her 11-year-old sister zariah, who almost died. authorities say the couple beat their children regularly, because they believed god wanted them to. the district attorney says the schatzes believed. >> to spare the rod will spoil the child.
and if you can train your horse and you can train your dog, you can train your children. >> reporter: 7-year-old lydia suffered terribly, supposedly in the name of god. but authorities say this was torture and murder. by parents who were supposed to love and cherish their child. inside this house, they found important evidence. the so-called biblical rods that the schatz had inside. what they were 15-inch-long plumbing supply tubes used to beat the children. and also important, a book was found inside, a book that appeared to light the fuse to the deadly brutality. the book is called "to train up a child." its author is this man on the tractor, michael pearl, and his wife, debi. they consider themselves observant christians who run an organization called no greater joy ministries from their tennessee farm. >> we'll, a preacher, a minister of the gospel. >> reporter: their book and others they have written stacked in a warehouse on their farm, all of them guided they say by the teachings in the bible.
>> and it says if you spare the rod, you hate your child. but if you love him, you chasten him timely. >> reporter: a rod could be anything from a tree switch to a spatula. in the book they describe the rod as a magic wand. god would not have commanded parents to use the rod if it were not good for the child. the pearls say parents should stay in control and not act in extreme. but they also declare any spanking to effectively reinforce instruction must cause pain. let's say a 7-year-old slugs his sister. >> he would get -- a 7-year-old would get a 10 or 15 licks. and it would be a formal thing. in other words, you maintain your patient air. you explain to him what he has done is violent, and that that's not acceptable in society, and it's not acceptable in our home. then i would take him somewhere like into his bedroom and i would tell him i'm going to give him 15 licks. >> reporter: with what?
>> probably a belt on a kid that big, a boy. i would probably use a belt. it would be handy. i might use a wooden spoon or a piece of like plumbing supply line, a quarter inch in diameter, flexible enough to roll up. >> reporter: why not just use your hand instead of all these materials? >> look right here. does that hurt? >> reporter: it doesn't feel good. >> look what it's doing to your whole body. you don't use your hand on somebody. that's a karate chop. >> reporter: so you're telling me when you use this material, it can't cause permanent pain? >> it stings the skin. >> my children never had marks left on them. >> reporter: but look at the body of zariah, the child seriously injured by her patients. these are just some of her wounds. other wounds and bruises on her body and on the body of her sister lydia who died are far too graphic for us to show. lydia was so severely beaten she died of a condition usually associated with earthquakes and bombings.
what do you think influenced the schatzes to beat, terrorize and torment the children? >> the book by mr. pearl. there is no doubt about that. [ siren ] >> reporter: lydia was beaten for seven continuous hours, interrupted by short prayer breaks on the day she died. the sound of the police siren was recorded by a paradise police officer racing to the house. when he arrived he tried to save lydia with cpr with both the parents present. >> she has swallowed a lot of vomit. >> she was really tired, her vision was blurry. >> come on, baby. >> reporter: and listen later in the day to the seriously injured zariah. >> where do you get spanked? >> on my bottom and on my back last night too, underneath my feet. >> underneath your feet? zariah, i would like to take you to the hospital, okay? >> i probably need to bring a
pot because i might throw up again. >> reporter: at the sentencing hearing, 11-year-old zariah, who is still recovering from her seriously injuries had the courage to address her parents in open court about her deceased sister. she said "why did you adopt her? to kill her?" it's a heartbreaking story. kevin pleaded guilty to murder and torture and will be in jail for at least 22 years. and elizabeth for at least 12. do you think if the schatzes did not read the pearls' book, there is a good chance that lydia would still be alive? >> i think she would be. >> we reviewed the case to find out what would happen to see if there was going to be any blame pointed at us. so we looked into it. >> i know tomorrow in part two, you'll address the question, what liability the authors may or may not have. do they feel badly at all about this child's death, or do they feel in any way their writing had an impact? >> reporter: the pearls say they do feel badly, anderson, about the death of lydia.
but they do not accept any blame. they say this family in california lost control. but the problem with that statement is they are best-selling authors. they have sold tens of thousands of copies of this book in more than 20 languages. and there are bound to be people who lose control. >> how are the eight surviving kids doing? >> reporter: very difficult time. first of all, they were all beaten regularly. secondly, they saw their sister lydia killed. and now they're in foster care. but they're all in different foster homes. they're not together anymore. but we're assured by the prosecutors that they're in loving, peaceful homes. >> that's hard to believe. gary, appreciate it. we're going to have part 2 of gary's port tomorrow on "360" at 8:00 p.m., also 10:00 p.m. eastern. gary, coming up, the pastor of a megachurch found dead in a new york city hotel room. plus, the latest search aruba for robyn gardner. the missing american woman. and what investigators have learned about some clothing they found during a search.
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for medicare made clear, we're here to answer all of your questions. call unitedhealthcare medicare solutions. i'm isha sesay, back to anderson in a moment, but first the 360 news bulletin. small groups of protesters have been gathering to criticize the transit system shutdown in san francisco after shootings of
police officers including one last month where a 45-year-old man was kirled. officials were forced to take actions to keep people safe and won't rule out cutting off cell phone service again. more tests are needed to determine the cause of death of a florida mega church pastor. he was found unresponsive in a times square hotel room over the weekend. he overcame addiction and murder charges in his younger years. a spokeswoman for the medical examiner aess office says additional tests could take a few weeks. in aruba, authoritiescy clothing found during a search for the missing american woman does not belong to robyn gardner. the judge ruled there is enough evidence to continue holding gardner's traveling companion in connection with the case. gary giordano reported her
missing on august 2nd. casey anthony must serve one year probation on a check fraud conviction starting next week. she was acquitted of murdering her 2-year-old daughter caylee. an important lesson for 11-year-old twin boys in minnesota. nate smith scored an improbable 89 foot shot that earned him $50,000. >> i didn't know how to shoot and stuff, so i lined it up and -- >> your brother just made the shot? >> yeah. >> what did you think right away. >> i was like no he didn't. he said good look over on the bench. >> the problem is,the name on the ralph ticket was his twin nick who stepped outside. their father said it was more important that they fess up and be honest about the mixup, so it's unclear if they'll receive the money.
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man of piers morgan. he's an editor at london's daily telegraph. he wrote an article over the weekend that is the most unflattering photo of michele bachmann you can possibly imagine. the headline is fried food and retail politics at the iowa state fair. as for the unflattering bachmann photo, this is sort of what it look like. that is not the actual photo. we had our graphics department made this because toby harnden who took the photo as well as wrote the article wanted us to pay him $5,000 to sew you the photo, which is about $4,999 more than we were willing to pay for it. this is a terrible, terrible photo of michele bachmann with her eyes rolled back in her head, her mouth open wide and about to bite into a foot-long corn dog at the iowa state fair
you get the picture. you can agree with her politics or not, dislike her or not, but the photo is absolutely ridiculous and absolutely unfair. i don't want to get all 30 of the apocalypse on you, but i have to think it was chosen for its suggestive nature. >> the outdoor baggage handling area is in the shape of a fallice. let's take a look. >> it's difficult to talk about, but the michele bachmann photo is wrong. it's a really really unflattering photo graph. it makes the newsweek cover look like it was taken at the glamour shots in the mall. why did toby harnden chose that photo? he mentions the corn dog briefly in his article. he writes, driving away in a golf cart with her husband beside her, mrs. bachman stopped
to buy a foot long corn dog a chicken and beef sausage in deep fried batter. after applying must art and allowing mr. bachman to take a chomp, she chowed down. he took a break from slamming the entire iowa state fair. here's how he describes it. a huge spectacle in which cattle pigs and horses are on display. and some of the most unhealthy food on the planet. let's get something straight, yes, fried butter sounds weird to us americans too. and it's not the healthiest food on the planet. certainly not as advertising as british staples like this or whatever in god's green earth this is. seriously, you think our food is nasty.
sorry, that's the pot calling the kettle black. and bacon buddy. yeah, i learned about that during our royal wedding coverage. >> that's really what a bacon buddy is? >> yes. >> this is the most depressing meal i've seen. i like mcdonald's, it's not even bacon, it's like a hunk of pourk. >> that is disgusting. >> half of it is fat. >> there you go. >> i would rather eat nothing but state fair food for the rest of my life than every one more morsel of bacon buddy reach my digestive tract. so toby harnden leave our food alone. john king starts now.