With attack dog Keith Olbermann out at MSNBC, it was Rachel Maddow's turn Tuesday night to take on another network. And she did. But instead of focusing on Fox, she spent a portion of her program criticizing CNN. She thought that CNN had made itself a part of the story for airing Rep. Michele Bachmann's, R-Minn., Tea Party response in full after the State of the Union. "Michele Bachmann is not the national spokesperson for the Republican party and she is unlikely anytime soon to be chosen to be the national spokesperson for her party, but tonight inexplicably a national news network decided that they would give Michele Bachmann a job that her own party never did," Maddow said.

CNN had released a statement on Tuesday to defend the decision. "The Tea Party has become a major force in American politics and within the Republican Party. Hearing the Tea Party’s perspective on the State of the Union is something we believe viewers, no matter their persuasion, will be interested in watching," the statement read. "And so, we are including this perspective as one of many in tonight’s coverage." But on Wednesday, new host Piers Morgan jumped into the fight, via Twitter. "Ms Maddow doesn't think it's 'news' when 2 different factions of [Republican] Party make post-SOTU speeches?" Morgan Tweeted.

Fox stayed above the fray. The network didn't carry Bachmann's speech live, but Greta Van Susteren showed clips and discussed it when her show aired at 11 p.m. Tuesday.

Here's the Maddow clip:

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