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August 8th, 2011

The Queen of Rage? More Like Rage of Liberal Media Machine

Michele Bachmann is on the current cover of Newsweek, but the magazine chose to use an unflattering picture of her that should have been on the cutting room floor instead of the cover of its magazine.  The cover also includes the title “The queen of rage,” even though the word “rage” is not even included in the article.

Having covered Bachmann as she has campaigned in Iowa, I’ve never seen her look as she does on the Newsweek cover.  I’ve also looked through the hundreds of photos that TIR photographer Dave Davidson has taken of her and never seen anything that assembles what Newsweek choose to put on its cover.

It is obvious that Newsweek has a motive in using the picture it chose for its cover.  Ironically, Bachmann wore the same outfit for a Newsmax Cover shot a few weeks back.  All I can say is, what a difference the news organization makes.

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About the Author

Craig Robinson

Craig Robinson is the founder and editor-in-chief of, a political news and commentary site he launched in March of 2009. Robinson’s political analysis is respected across party lines, which has allowed him to build a good rapport with journalist across the country.

Robinson has also been featured on Iowa Public Television’s Iowa Press, ABC’s This Week, and other local television and radio programs. Campaign’s & Elections Magazine recognized Robinson as one of the top influencers of the 2012 Iowa Caucuses.

A 2013 Politico article sited Robinson and as the “premier example” of Republican operatives across the country starting up their own political news sites. His website has been repeatedly praised as the best political blog in Iowa by the Washington Post, and in January of 2015, Politico included him on the list of local reporters that matter in the early presidential states.

Robinson got his first taste of Iowa politics in 1999 while serving as Steve Forbes’ southeast Iowa field coordinator where he was responsible for organizing 27 Iowa counties. In 2007, Robinson served as the Political Director of the Republican Party of Iowa where he was responsible for organizing the 2007 Iowa Straw Poll and the 2008 First-in-the-Nation Iowa Caucuses. Following the caucuses, he created his own political news and commentary site,

Robinson is also the President of Global Intermediate, a national mail and political communications firm with offices in West Des Moines, Iowa, and Washington, D.C. Robinson utilizes his fundraising and communications background to service Global’s growing client roster with digital and print marketing.

Robinson is a native of Goose Lake, Iowa, and a 1999 graduate of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, where he earned degrees in history and political science. Robinson lives in Ankeny, Iowa, with his wife, Amanda, and son, Luke. He is an active member of the Lutheran Church of Hope.

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