Is there a conscious effort to give female conservatives a rough time in the mainstream media, especially in this highly politicized environment? Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., says there is.
Bachmann, in an interview with the White House Brief Channel, was asked if conservative women have a tougher go at it when comes to dealing with the press.
"I only know from my own experience that that's what I have had in my state and also on the national level," Bachmann said. "Clearly there is an effort to silence the voices of conservative women."
But according to the congresswoman from Minnesota's Sixth Congressional District, the public aren't fooled.
"But the marvelous thing is that the American people seem to see through that," Bachmann continued. "And I think they appreciate the voice, whether it comes from a man or a woman. They appreciate just being told the truth. And that's all I'm trying to do."
According to Bachmann, the people aren't hearing truth from the other side of the aisle.
"I'm just trying to do my job and tell the truth to the American people because they are not hearing the truth from Speaker Pelosi, from Harry Reid and unfortunately the President of the United States," Bachmann added.
If Bachmann feels she is being slighted by the media because she is a conservative woman, she could be on to something. The Culture & Media Institute recently compiled a list of the top 10 attacks on conservative women including former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, Michelle Malkin, Elizabeth Hasselbeck, Liz Cheney and ... Michele Bachmann.