Intro: "As presidential candidate Michele Bachmann chews up scenery in the GOP primaries, the mainstream media is finally digging into her extremist beliefs in a serious way. In a profile published earlier this week, the New Yorker's Ryan Lizza talked about Bachmann's radical right-wing influences, which include the most extremist figures in the history of the religious right movement."
Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann greets supporters on the campus of Iowa State University after winning the Iowa Straw Poll, 08/13/11. (photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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