The Michele Bachmann-obsessed community will enjoy Eric Ostermeier’s summary and analysis of Rep. Bachmann’s TV appearances during 2009.
Key findings: Bachmann has been an interview guest on cable news network shows 22 times already this year. That’s once every nine days and equals her total appearances for all of 2008.
Ideologically speaking, the range of Bachmann’s appearances has changed. In 2008, Bachmann appeared half the time on Fox, with the other half mostly CNN plus two on MSNBC (her most famous appearance of the year was surely one of those, when she used the word “anti-American” to describe Barack Obama on “Hardball.”)
But so far this year, with the same number of total appearances, her Fox News work has jumped from 10 to 13 appearances, her CNN appearances dropped from 9 to 3, and MSNBC fell from 2 to 0.