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Jimmy Fallon plays "Lyin' Ass Bitch" for Michelle Bachmann

Embalmer 2011/11/24 06:18:53

ST. PAUL, Minn. – GOP Presidential candidate Michele Bachmann
received an apology from an NBC executive after an off-color song was
played during her appearance on Jimmy Fallon's "Late Night," her
spokeswoman said late Wednesday.



The Minnesota congresswoman received a
personal letter from NBC's vice president for late night programming,
Doug Vaughan, a day after she appeared on the show. As Bachmann walked
onstage, the show's band had played a snippet of a 1985 Fishbone song
entitled "Lyin' Ass B----."




Vaughan wrote that the incident was "not
only unfortunate but also unacceptable," Bachmann spokeswoman Alice
Stewart told The Associated Press. She said Vaughn offered his sincerest
apologies and said the band had been "severely reprimanded."



Fallon also apologized to Bachmann when they
spoke earlier Wednesday, she said. He'd tweeted earlier, saying he was
"so sorry about the intro mess."



"He was extremely nice and friendly and
offered his apology, and she accepted it," Stewart said, adding that the
comedian said he was unaware the band planned to play the song. "It's
just unfortunate that someone had to do something so disrespectful."



Bachmann lashed out earlier Wednesday at NBC
for not apologizing or taking immediate disciplinary action. In her
first comments on the flap, Bachmann said on the Fox News Channel that
the Fallon show band displayed sexism and bias by playing the song.



"This is clearly a form of bias on the part of the Hollywood entertainment elite," Bachmann said. She added, "This wouldn't be tolerated if this was Michelle Obama. It shouldn't be tolerated if it's a conservative woman either."



She went further on a national radio
conservative radio show hosted by Michael Medved, calling the incident
"inappropriate, outrageous and disrespectful."



On Fox, Bachmann expressed surprise that
she's heard nothing from the TV network. She suggested that discipline
for the show's band, The Roots, was in order. She said she believed
Fallon's comments to be sincere.



One of Bachmann's congressional colleagues,
New York Democrat Nita Lowey, had called on NBC to apologize for its
"insulting and inappropriate" treatment of its guest.



An NBC spokeswoman didn't return a phone message from The Associated Press.



The Roots' bandleader, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, has said the song was a "tongue-in-cheek and spur-of-the-moment decision."



Bachmann, who is lagging in presidential polls, has spent the week promoting her new autobiography in national television interviews.

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  • ☠Marz555☠ 2011/11/24 08:22:07
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    I really doubt she or any other right winger knew what the song title was... All they probably knew was that it was crappy non-christian music.

    I say crappy, as to attempt to hold the insults about Fishbone and remain civil.... Oh, we were talking about Bauchman, she sucks too... But not as bad as Fishbone.

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  • Waldorf 2011/11/24 15:11:32
    Waldorf
    She has since played the white version of "the race card", pointing out that such disrespect would not have been shown to a black candidate...and, of course, she is absolutely correct, no question.
  • Embalmer Waldorf 2011/11/24 18:37:12
    Embalmer
    No she didn't. She specified Michelle Obama and she's far, far from her. I watch how Fox misrepresents and I read the hateful racist comments of disrespect to Mrs. Obama on here.
  • Unclecr... Embalmer 2011/11/26 03:43:25 (edited)
    Unclecracker
    How fox misrepresents? How is that?
  • Embalmer Unclecr... 2011/11/26 03:51:53
    Embalmer
    Freedom of speech. They purposely mislead and misdirect.
  • Unclecr... Embalmer 2011/11/26 04:49:07
    Unclecracker
    But how specifically? I really think that you people hate fox news because it tells it like it really is. If you are trying to say (and I say if) that they are misrepresenting the Michelle Bachman issue, no they did not. I watched the video on fox news and she did say Michelle Obama's name. Are their ratings wrong. It completely contradicts all your hate for the network. Are you saying all these people are stupid and misled? Or could I possibly be hitting the nail on the head with the "they tell it like it is" statement?

    Was it misleading when the media kept hiding everything about Obama? I never hear you guys complain about that.
  • Embalmer Unclecr... 2011/11/26 06:11:15
    Embalmer
    I've gone through the hassle of sharing video's and decided no more, they can do an easy four word search to check the possibility, at least.
  • Waldorf Embalmer 2011/11/28 15:57:26 (edited)
    Waldorf
    I think you are correct on the comparison being to Michelle Obama, but the point stands that there can be little doubt that only a white person would be abused in that way.
  • cheekyholmes 2011/11/24 10:25:09
    cheekyholmes
    +2
    Okay, I snickered...

    But honestly, it's a late night talk show. They are known for COMEDY.
  • ☠Marz555☠ 2011/11/24 08:22:07
    ☠Marz555☠
    +3
    I really doubt she or any other right winger knew what the song title was... All they probably knew was that it was crappy non-christian music.

    I say crappy, as to attempt to hold the insults about Fishbone and remain civil.... Oh, we were talking about Bauchman, she sucks too... But not as bad as Fishbone.
  • Colbert 2011/11/24 07:17:46
  • JohnFitzgeral12 2011/11/24 07:00:22
    JohnFitzgeral12
    +1
    Disgraceful.
  • Unclecracker 2011/11/24 06:35:48
    Unclecracker
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    While I don't care for her politically because I think she is too radical to the right, I will say she is a very upstanding and understanding person and doing what they did was unwarranted. You are a classy lady Michelle.
  • Embalmer Unclecr... 2011/11/24 06:40:00
    Embalmer
    +1
    She's a wad of purposeful misinformation.

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