Bachmann demands apology from NBC for Fallon diss, calls them the 'entertainment elite'

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What started as an LOL for music fans in Questlove's social network has turned into a roaring political migraine for NBC, as Michele Bachmann has gotten word of the "diss" the Roots delivered in the form of her walk-on music on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon on Monday night.

Never one to let a controversial moment pass her by, Bachmann is inexplicably aligning herself with First Lady Michelle Obama and railing against what she calls the "entertainment elite" in response to being serenading with the opening strains of Fishbone's "Lyin' Ass Bitch" on Monday night's show.

"This is an outrage," Bachmann told political reporting site the Hill. "The point is, if that had been Michelle Obama who had come out on the stage and that song had been played to Michelle Obama, I have no doubt that NBC would have apologized to her. This is clearly a form of bias on the side of the entertainment elite."

Fallon had already personally issued an apology on his Twitter account, but it apparently wasn't enough to appease the irate congresswoman.

I'm honored that @michelebachmann was on our show yesterday and I'm so sorry about the intro mess. I really hope she comes back.
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Actually it was a really fun interview. She helped me with my Minnesota accent. (I still sound Irish.) http://t.co/kDNNmlzz
Nov 23 via webFavoriteRetweetReply


For more food for thought on this hubbub, Maura Johnston at the Village Voice has posted a compelling essay about the sexism of the Roots' little jab, and it's well worth the read.


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AfroDamus
AfroDamus

Michele Bachman...u crazy, "lyin' ass bitch"...go2hell cuz who RU to demand an apology for that...the truth must hurt

Tony K.
Tony K.

Shoulda played Rootless Tree.

Michele Bachmann
Michele Bachmann

I just can't believe how uncivil you Hollywood elites are to me.   What do you expect from a bunch of Godless sinning homosexual animals?    I try to treat everyone with respect so its really hurtful when you Nazi homosexual liberals dare to call me mean names.    What is the world coming to where you America hating assholes can get away with treating me like that?  I will never understand why you Godless America hating scumbag liberals think its ok to name call me just because I disagree with your views.   I bet every single one of you retards is on the HPV vaccine as we speak.   Treat me civility or go fuck yourselves liberal scum.  

Donkey Hotay
Donkey Hotay

Humanity demands an apology from Bachmann ...

X007midway
X007midway

I think michelle bachmann is another wanna be dictator or worse a tyrant but as we all know now the world tired of dictators and tyrants, so I say run and hide you underhanded rightwing lying deviants you have been very successful are showing us all your true motivation and that is greed and power...think like me or die won't be that way rightwingers you are a dying breed just get over it! I am so proud to be an american when I see the 99 percent protests they will lead to a revolt against the right so ya'll better switch sides before we get our hands on you!

Research
Research

Michelle Obama is the first lady of USA and hasn't been caught lying multiple times.  You on the other hand....The song fits so don't expect an apology. 1st act in white house as president, go to NBC screaming with coctov bottles.

Forwardpride
Forwardpride

We're all still waiting for her apology for being a Drooling Bigot.  And don't wait up.

S. Abdul Otherwise Himself
S. Abdul Otherwise Himself

If you're going to publicly contest that blacks might have been better off as slaves than under an Obama presidency, then you just might possibly be a....gee, I dunno.  Questlove, how should I finish that sentence?

Zinovy
Zinovy

I don't think being specfic about gender is an issue.  It was a well placed and accurate-gender-specific derogatory term. Sure, nobody would call Rick Perry or Newt Gingric 'bitch.'  That would be stupid an innacurate because of their gender.  They might be called dick or a-hole.  Michele Bachman is one of the most polorizing fiqures in all of politcs.  She has made no bones about her dislike and contempt for 70% of the country, questing anyone's patriotism who isn't a viscious right-wing false Christian. The term bitch is reserved for malicious women, and Bachmann has displayed that continually.  Michelle Obama has not.  I want a personal apology from the queen of the Dunce Elite for questioning my patiotism. 

Bianca
Bianca

Jimmy tweeted that Questlove is "grounded."

That should take care of things, right?

bloodbath
bloodbath

You are the reason democracy is such a paradox: Two idiots hold more power than one genius.

bloodbath
bloodbath

One that comes to mind is Michelle's healthy eating inititive for kids, yet on that tour her and her crew spent mad amounts on junk food. Every character has moments of stupidity, but most individuals who criticize others  sleep through life too much to realize that. 

bloodbath
bloodbath

Blacks weren't better off as slaves, but the expansion of government has disintegrated the black family structure, which used to be stronger than the white family structure. She's a dumb ass bitch for sure, but I think that her slave comment was a gaffe, where as "lyin ass bitch" was played on purpose. 

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