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Michele Bachmann Unhappy With NBC Apology

Republican Presidential Candidate Wants 'First Lady' Treatment

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By Allison Summers, Christian Post Reporter
November 28, 2011|10:38 am

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann isn't exactly pleased with NBC's apology over her controversial entrance song on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon last week.

As the Minnesota congresswoman walked onto Fallon's stage, the band played Fishbone's song, "Lyin A-- B----." While she was unaware of the song's significance at the time, she said she was angered when she later found out.

While Fallon and the band's drummer, Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson, both issued apologies, Bachmann demanded one from NBC as well, telling Fox News, "If that had been Michelle Obama, who’d come out on the stage, and if that song had been played for Michelle Obama, I have no doubt that NBC would have apologized to her and likely they would have fired the drummer, or at least suspended him. None of that happened from NBC and this is clearly a form of bias on the part of the Hollywood entertainment elite…I think it’s sexism as well."

NBC Vice President for Late Night Programming Doug Vaughan later issued a personal letter of apology to Bachmann, stating the incident was "not only unfortunate but also unacceptable," and saying that the band had been "severely reprimanded," according to the AP.

However, Bachmann told KLIF radio in Dallas on Friday that although she accepted the apology, she was disappointed that it did not come from someone of higher authority.

"Of course I accept the apology, but my guess is that it would have been the president of NBC that would have been apologizing (if it was the first lady), not a senior vice president," she said.

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Despite the offensive incident, Bachmann told Fox News that she would definitely appear on the show again if asked.

"I don’t have anything against Jimmy Fallon, I love him, he’s a kick," she said. It was a great opportunity to be on the show, I’d love to go back again."

 

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