An excerpt from Chris Matthews' interview of Republican Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, October 1:
Matthews: You believe that Barack Obama may, you're suspicious because of this relationship, may have anti-American views. Otherwise it's probably irrelevant to this discussion...
Bachmann: Absolutely...I absolutely...yes...
Matthews: So you believe that Barack Obama may have anti-American views?
Bachmann: Absolutely. I'm very concerned that he may have anti-American views. That's what the American people are concerned about.
Matthews asked his questions clearly and repeatedly. Bachmann left no doubt that she understood the questions and was "absolutely" suspicious that Obama harbors "anti-American views."
Now listen to the following video, taken in St. Louis, where Bachmann states that her "misstatement" was the fault of Matthews, who laid a trap for her:
According to Bachmann, Matthews' use of the term "anti-American" hypnotized her to the point that she was powerless to stop using it herself. More evidence of the spellbinding, malignant effect of the "liberal media."