Bachmann: NBC owes me an apology

posted at 12:45 pm on November 23, 2011 by Ed Morrissey

Michele Bachmann decided to up the ante today with NBC over the intro song played for her appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. Appearing on Fox News, Bachmann accepted Fallon’s personal apology published yesterday on Twitter but said that the network also owes her one for the band’s choice of “Lyin’ Ass Bitch,” not to mention the boasting that followed from the band’s drummer, Questlove. Instead of focusing on the obvious political bias at play, though, Bachmann also accused the network of sexism:


GOP candidate Michele Bachmann joined America’s Newsroom Wednesday morning and addressed the controversy surrounding her appearance on ‘Late Night With Jimmy Fallon.’ When Bachmann was introduced on the show earlier this week, Fallon’s house band, the Roots, played Fishbone’s song ‘Lyin’ A** B****.’ Fallon has since apologized. While Bachmann said she accepts the comedian’s apology, she believes that NBC should apologize as well.

Bachmann said, “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.”

If you’ve somehow missed this outrageous outrage, be sure to read Allahpundit’s excellent coverage from last night to get up to speed. The Hill also reports on this latest salvo in the story, as does competing network ABC, which emphasizes Bachmann’s accusation of sexism:

Rep. Michele Bachmann said NBC owed her an apology and said the offensive song the house band played during her appearance Monday on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” was sexist.

Bachmann, R- Minn., a GOP contender for president, said the network’s lack of apology was a double standard and that had Michelle Obama been on stage, the band’s drummer who chose the song would be suspended or fired. …

Bachmann attributed the lack of an apology by NBC to a “bias on the part of the Hollywood elite and sexism as well.”

She’s not alone in making this claim. Her Democratic colleague in the House, Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY), also objected to a Congresswoman being given such disrespect:

The song choice has been roundly condemned by both Republicans and Democrats. Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) said she disagrees with Bachmann politically but that no woman should have to face such disrespect.

Bachmann is absolutely right that Questlove’s career would be over had he pulled that with the First Lady; there might have been a dent in the sidewalk where Questlove would have landed outside of 30 Rock after the ejection. It’s a little odd that NBC’s entertainment division didn’t get out in front of this last night to defuse the situation. The network has been touchy about the suggestion that the politics of its cable channel, MSNBC, influences how they report the news at NBC, but this makes it look as though the entire organization has overtly adopted MSNBC’s political sensibilities. Not only does Bachmann deserve an apology, it’s a low-cost way to keep their pretense of overall objectivity in place.

It’s always tricky for Republican women to claim to have been victimized by sexism, as conservatives have rightly objected to overly-oppressive political correctness that usually works to pressure the Right into silence. It’s possible to overplay this hand, but on the other hand, it’s important to call out the double standard, too. What do you think? Has Bachmann employed a good strategy by escalating this feud? Take the poll:

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Bachmann: NBC owes me an apology

Heh

I’m going to go check my email inbox for a Bachmann campaign solicitation.

Dr Evil on November 23, 2011 at 12:48 PM

She can be useful.

a capella on November 23, 2011 at 12:51 PM

I hate the demanding of apologies… if they don’t want to give one… and only give one as the result of a demand… it’s not really an apology.

She just lost me on this one.

Bachmann attributed the lack of an apology by NBC to a “bias on the part of the Hollywood elite and sexism as well.”

More Bachmann talking points crap.

mankai on November 23, 2011 at 12:52 PM

Sigh.

Just shrug it off, Michelle. There’s no need to make a stink about it, considering the musician who called the tune supported John Corzine.

And in all truth, it’s about time you gave up banking on the notion that you’re a viable candidate anyway. Seriously.

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 12:54 PM

Had it been FLOTUS they woulda play “Lyn’ BIG @ss Bithc.”

I guess they wouldn’t have, actually.

Akzed on November 23, 2011 at 12:54 PM

Let others complain on your behalf, Michele. When you start demanding apologies, you lose any sympathy and look like a prima donna.

My response would be, “It was a cheap shot, but that’s what I expect from cheap people.”

That’s a win-win.

mankai on November 23, 2011 at 12:55 PM

The Left wants Blacks on their plantation, illegals paid to vote and women getting abortion.

The continued abuse of Palin and Bachmann is even nastier than what was done to G.W. Bush.

Hening on November 23, 2011 at 12:55 PM

Bachmann is now officially on my “No fing way!” list. Go play the stupid PC victim somewhere else.

NotCoach on November 23, 2011 at 12:56 PM

Good for her, each time these sleazebags get away with something like this it only encourages to do it again, keep up the pressure until the drummer is fired.

clearbluesky on November 23, 2011 at 12:56 PM

All I expect is that they use the David Shuster model for what is over the line in regards to a woman running for POTUS.

NeoKong on November 23, 2011 at 12:56 PM

Good for her, each time these sleazebags get away with something like this it only encourages to do it again, keep up the pressure until the drummer is fired.

clearbluesky on November 23, 2011 at 12:56 PM

Who cares if they do it again?

Do you really think this kind of thing hurts her? It only makes the band look small.

mankai on November 23, 2011 at 12:58 PM

Jimmy Fallon competing for the David Letterman Douchebag award.

portlandon on November 23, 2011 at 12:58 PM

If you’re running for President, you don’t want to be feuding with someone named “Questlove”.

forest on November 23, 2011 at 12:59 PM

NBC owes me an apology… for giving Hannity two months worth of material.

mankai on November 23, 2011 at 12:59 PM

I just want to be clear on something. If the band had opened with this song, we all could have had a good laugh together.

Nessuno on November 23, 2011 at 12:59 PM

Just shrug it off, Michelle. There’s no need to make a stink about it, considering the musician who called the tune supported John Corzine.

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 12:54 PM

I do believe that this is the first time I have ever disagreed with one of your posts. What she sould ask is “what tune would you play if moochele o, hillary c, nancy p or any other “respected” female pol was on the show”.

VegasRick on November 23, 2011 at 1:00 PM

“… but this makes it look as though the entire organization has overtly adopted MSNBC’s political sensibilities.”

Surely you jest…

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Seven Percent Solution on November 23, 2011 at 1:01 PM

I don’t know if it’s a good choice or not but she is right that NBC could be falling all over themselves if it had happened to Michelle Obama.

FloatingRock on November 23, 2011 at 1:01 PM

If you’re running for President, you don’t want to be feuding with someone named “Questlove”.

forest on November 23, 2011 at 12:59 PM

It’s like she’s never heard Reagan’s advice:

Punch up, not down.

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 1:01 PM

Voted Unsure on this one.

While it was in incredibly bad taste and both sexual and political bias, she did get an apology from the show’s talent. I tend to think she should probably chalk up her victory and move on.

But I am loathe to criticize anyone for making NBC squirm.

JohnGalt23 on November 23, 2011 at 1:02 PM

I don’t like playing the “victim” card on our side but at the same time how long do we continue to let these wretches do this crap to us but do nothing to Michelle Obama?

Do you think that would have been done to Hillary Clinton?

mmmmm, no.

Bachmann or Santorum, that’s my top two (warts and all).

It would be great to see Bachmann/West. She might be Crazy Eyes but she is CONSISTENTLY bashing Obama and I don’t think she’d be all nicey nice in a debate like Perry/Newt or Mitt would be debating the DOTUS.

PappyD61 on November 23, 2011 at 1:02 PM

She absolutely call them to the carpet on this. Rub their noses in it.

That being said, I agree with the GoodLt. It’s time for her to gracefully exit the presidential stage. She just doesn’t have “it” or the poll numbers.

birdhurd on November 23, 2011 at 1:02 PM

……..and I think she’s the only GOPer that would take a MEAT CLEAVER TO OBAMACARE.

That alone might be worth the nomination.

PappyD61 on November 23, 2011 at 1:03 PM

Bachmann can be pretty nasty and over the top when going after someone (tardasil and little girls, highly naive) but it’s good to see her not only defend herself but go on the offensive and use the lefts own language against them. The attack absolutely was sexist, at least that is what I’m told by feminists whenever the term bitch is used.

Daemonocracy on November 23, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Good for her, each time these sleazebags get away with something like this it only encourages to do it again, keep up the pressure until the drummer is fired.

clearbluesky on November 23, 2011 at 12:56 PM

I think this should be kept up for awhile longer. There needs to be pushback until there is no double standard. As Alinsky would say, we need to hold the left to their same unreasonable demonizing standard.

I’ve been reading the comments on different websites about the Frank Miller vs the Occupy movement and it has been that the left is allowed to say the most uncivil rude comments and the right is held to a different standard. We need to point out this double standard whenever possible and push this back.

redeye on November 23, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Fallon is clearly an untalented moron in my view. But Bachmann demanding an apology is kinda silly since she didn’t even realize that she had been dissed until Glenn Beck told her.

stacman on November 23, 2011 at 1:04 PM

It’s terrible when thte left plays the race/sex card. It’s even worse when it’s done by the right.

DethMetalCookieMonst on November 23, 2011 at 1:05 PM

I do believe that this is the first time I have ever disagreed with one of your posts. What she sould ask is “what tune would you play if moochele o, hillary c, nancy p or any other “respected” female pol was on the show”.

VegasRick on November 23, 2011 at 1:00 PM

I don’t think Jimmy Fallon’s show that nobody watches or cares about is really something to get hung up on.

Sure, they wouldn’t have played something like that with Michelle O or HillDawg. They even would done the opposite – “Isn’t She Lovely” or something else corny. They’re liberals. This is who they are and what they do.

The only people she’s helping by giving this legs beyond that stupid incident that nobody even saw because nobody cares about Jimmy Fallon’s show is NBC and Jimmy Fallon.

Just dust off the shoulder and move on.

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Who cares if they do it again?

Do you really think this kind of thing hurts her? It only makes the band look small.

mankai on November 23, 2011 at 12:58 PM

Yeah, it does hurt her, whether we like it or not there’s a whole lot of people whose political attitudes are shaped in large part by popular culture and if you wonder why conservatives are no longer players in the entertainment industry or in pop culture in general, there’s your answer, they just cede the field. So yeah, you should care.

clearbluesky on November 23, 2011 at 1:05 PM

I like that she demanded an apology. It’s not about getting or not getting one. It’s keeping a story that makes them look bad in the news cycle.

moc23 on November 23, 2011 at 1:06 PM

redeye on November 23, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Exactly.

clearbluesky on November 23, 2011 at 1:06 PM

It keeps her in the news cycle why not it’s face time. It was a skeevy thing to do to her though.

I imagine when they cooked it up, it was meant to be an inside joke, and oh so witty. Fallon already had his response ready to play it down. If Bachmann is smart she won’t let Fallon get a free advertisement on her behalf. This will tarnish’s Fallon’s image, this was a mean spirited thing to do someone. I don’t believe he’s known for being an insult comic.

Dr Evil on November 23, 2011 at 1:07 PM

From the “sticks & stones” department…..It sounds like Mrs.Bachman is keeping her cool relatively speaking…………

As for the drummer – IMHO GROW some BALLS and present your case or opinions in the OPEN for all to see – it’s completely classless, juvenile, and inexcusable to furtively have a joke at an INVITED GUEST’S expense…………(this is a blatant and measurable symptom of a LOT that has gone terribly wrong in Amerika)

Katfish on November 23, 2011 at 1:07 PM

A friend of mine gets the Northern Sun catalog, which is full of liberal t-shirts and other “goodies.” Two popular graphics are pictures of Sarah Palin and Michelle Bachmann, with the words “Shut Up” superimposed on them.

Leftist misogyny is the only socially acceptable misogyny out there.

Sekhmet on November 23, 2011 at 1:07 PM

I like that she demanded an apology. It’s not about getting or not getting one. It’s keeping a story that makes them look bad in the news cycle.

moc23 on November 23, 2011 at 1:06 PM

The liberals watching this laugh.

They’re not sorry, and they don’t care, and they’ll keep doing stuff like this whether the candidate complains or not.

Don’t mud wrestle with pigs, etc.

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 1:08 PM

The lunatics running the insane asylum known as MSNBC have got to be chewing on the studio furniture over this one! If any of them, Matthews, O’Donnell, Schultz, Maddow, Bashir, so much as utters a peep against Bachmann’s stand here, it will backlash on MSNBC big time, and they all damned well know that for a fact!

pilamaye on November 23, 2011 at 1:10 PM

We allow the LSM and liberals maul our candidates and we don’t support one who fights back?

What is wrong with us? It doesn’t matter whether she has the poll numbers, what matters is that yet again they take potshots and here are people rending garments and criticizing because she doesn’t lay back and “think of England”.

Shame on those that think she should shut her mouth. Where did your spines go?

Once again, the LSM/liberals thank you for your compliance and making their jobs easier.

kim roy on November 23, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Hey Michelle: Quit your effing whining. No one likes a perpetual victim.
If you can’t handle running with the big dawgs-get yer azz back on the porch.

annoyinglittletwerp on November 23, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Not only does Bachmann deserve an apology, it’s a low-cost way to keep their pretense of overall objectivity in place.

Yes. The pretense must be preserved at all costs.

Cicero43 on November 23, 2011 at 1:10 PM

clearbluesky on November 23, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Which is more likely:

(A) I’m voting for Obama because Jimmy Fallon’s band played “Lyin’ A$$ B!tch” when Bachmann walked in!

(B) Damn, those Republicans complain about everything.

I’d say B is more likely.

I didn’t say ignore it, I argued that demanding an apology makes her look small. She should shrug it off, “Well, since they have no argument or defense for their positions, they have to resort to cheap shots. I feel sorry for them.” BOOM. She wins.

mankai on November 23, 2011 at 1:10 PM

I support Bachmann’s going up the chain of command. It’s never wrong to call out boorish behavior or confront bullies.

RobertE on November 23, 2011 at 1:12 PM

I wonder how many people here supported Palin when she fought back against claims that she was complicit in murder?

idesign on November 23, 2011 at 1:15 PM

Did Bachmann make a good choice in escalating Questlove feud with NBC?

Bachmann’s bad choice was appearing on jackass’s show to begin with.

Why encourage the conversation with juveniles? She must have thought they were going to discuss her plans for a Bachmann administration. Instead, she got exactly what she should have expected. Sort of like thinking you can negotiate with lunatics, ala Clinton => Lil’ Kim, Chamberlin => Hitler, Carter => The Ayatollahs.

The unwitting straight man. Or in this case, straight woman.

BobMbx on November 23, 2011 at 1:15 PM

RobertE on November 23, 2011 at 1:12 PM

I have a problem with other women that play victim. That’s a weak position.

annoyinglittletwerp on November 23, 2011 at 1:16 PM

Hey Michelle: Quit your effing whining. No one likes a perpetual victim.
If you can’t handle running with the big dawgs-get yer azz back on the porch.

annoyinglittletwerp on November 23, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Well you do have a good point there.

Dr Evil on November 23, 2011 at 1:17 PM

mankai on November 23, 2011 at 1:10 PM

A is a lot more likely because the people who’s attitudes are shaped by things like this think it’s edgy and cool. And the point of keeping up the pressure on things like this isn’t to get votes now, it’s to stop or at least slow down the constant propaganda the entertainment industry puts out so we can have a chance at those votes in the future.

clearbluesky on November 23, 2011 at 1:17 PM

Yeah, it does hurt her, whether we like it or not there’s a whole lot of people whose political attitudes are shaped in large part by popular culture and if you wonder why conservatives are no longer players in the entertainment industry or in pop culture in general, there’s your answer, they just cede the field. So yeah, you should care.

clearbluesky on November 23, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Yup. From Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals:

5. “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.”

Fallon on November 23, 2011 at 1:18 PM

I don’t believe he’s known for being an insult comic.

Dr Evil on November 23, 2011 at 1:07 PM

I never heard of him until this insult to Bachmann. Not a good first impression.

BobMbx on November 23, 2011 at 1:18 PM

We allow the LSM and liberals maul our candidates and we don’t support one who fights back?

What is wrong with us? It doesn’t matter whether she has the poll numbers, what matters is that yet again they take potshots and here are people rending garments and criticizing because she doesn’t lay back and “think of England”.

Shame on those that think she should shut her mouth. Where did your spines go?

Once again, the LSM/liberals thank you for your compliance and making their jobs easier.

kim roy on November 23, 2011 at 1:10 PM

The object of her campaign should be the failures of Obama and the Democrats, not Jimmy Fallon and NBC.

Who cares about Jimmy Fallon and NBC? Honestly.

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 1:20 PM

Fallon is clearly an untalented moron in my view. But Bachmann demanding an apology is kinda silly since she didn’t even realize that she had been dissed until Glenn Beck told her.

stacman on November 23, 2011 at 1:04 PM

Why should that matter? What a silly comment.

Dreadnought on November 23, 2011 at 1:20 PM

I support Bachmann’s going up the chain of command. It’s never wrong to call out boorish behavior or confront bullies.

RobertE on November 23, 2011 at 1:12 PM

Yes, weakness will only invite more aggression.

Which is more likely:

(A) I’m voting for Obama because Jimmy Fallon’s band played “Lyin’ A$$ B!tch” when Bachmann walked in!

(B) Damn, those Republicans complain about everything.

mankai on November 23, 2011 at 1:10 PM

Your points are great, but I would instead phrase it to my friends and family who aren’t that political, and to my liberal friends who think they and NBC are in the middle:

(C) Isn’t NBC classless and misogynistic for inviting Bachmann on as a guest and then trying to punk her by playing this song, disrespecting her position in Congress, and insulting her as a person of great character who raised so many foster children. Or something like that.

The goal from this is to show how NBC and the mainstream media are biased, and how those liberals have destroyed the civility in our country. Push back more on the mainstream media now and dilute their power more in 2012.

redeye on November 23, 2011 at 1:22 PM

RobertE on November 23, 2011 at 1:12 PM

I have a problem with other women that play victim. That’s a weak position.

annoyinglittletwerp on November 23, 2011 at 1:16 PM

How in the world is the below a “victim” or a “weak position”? It sounds spot on to me and if more people would call them out and point out the LSM/liberal hypocrisy, it would maybe actually accomplish something.

Since, of course, the high road has been working so well for the GOP.

Rep. Michele Bachmann said NBC owed her an apology and said the offensive song the house band played during her appearance Monday on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” was sexist.

Bachmann, R- Minn., a GOP contender for president, said the network’s lack of apology was a double standard and that had Michelle Obama been on stage, the band’s drummer who chose the song would be suspended or fired. …

Bachmann attributed the lack of an apology by NBC to a “bias on the part of the Hollywood elite and sexism as well.”

kim roy on November 23, 2011 at 1:23 PM

Watch! By this time next week, NBC will be announcing the cancellation of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon!

pilamaye on November 23, 2011 at 1:23 PM

I have a problem with other women that play victim. That’s a weak position.

annoyinglittletwerp on November 23, 2011 at 1:16 PM

Wow, we see things very differently, again, lol.

Speaking up for yourself is not playing the victim, it’s quite the opposite. Victims roll over and take it and maybe whimper or mutter under their breath about how badly they are treated. Strong, self-confident women stand up for themselves against this demeaning nonsense. They do not take it lying down.

Fallon on November 23, 2011 at 1:24 PM

How in the world is the below a “victim” or a “weak position”? It sounds spot on to me and if more people would call them out and point out the LSM/liberal hypocrisy, it would maybe actually accomplish something.

What would it accomplish? I don’t think “the liberal media” is an unknown colloquialism in today’s political discourse.

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 1:25 PM

Sexism, political bias, or both?

The left doesn’t need an excuse to hate.

Its the only thing they don’t need and excuse for.

Speakup on November 23, 2011 at 1:25 PM

sad but i hope she won’t be holding her breath that nbc would do the right thing here….

not classy at all and the dude should pay the consequences…

cmsinaz on November 23, 2011 at 1:26 PM

They should have played “Wild Eyed Dream”.
It would have been right on the money…

Fartnokker on November 23, 2011 at 1:26 PM

Fire the band. Straight up.

So, what’s up with the lack of white musicians in the band, any way?

Racism.

In other words, the band is not only sexist and disgusting, they’re racists.

Fire the lot of them.

moochy on November 23, 2011 at 1:27 PM

The object of her campaign should be the failures of Obama and the Democrats, not Jimmy Fallon and NBC.

Who cares about Jimmy Fallon and NBC? Honestly.

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 1:20 PM

It’s not about Fallon, but more about NBC/media and liberal Alinsky tactics. We’ve sat back too long and let them control the meme. So now we’re at the point where they take these kind of shots and it’s all ho hum.

How has 40 years of liberal/media memes been working out? When are we going to fight back? Has to start somewhere. Or you planning on waiting it out for another 40 years?

kim roy on November 23, 2011 at 1:27 PM

Yeah, it does hurt her, whether we like it or not there’s a whole lot of people whose political attitudes are shaped in large part by popular culture and if you wonder why conservatives are no longer players in the entertainment industry or in pop culture in general, there’s your answer, they just cede the field. So yeah, you should care.

clearbluesky on November 23, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Thought this comment was great. Saw it after I just posted. I think Britbart has spoken about this. We can’t cede the field of popular culture because it will shape opinion, and will only go towards silencing conservatives even more like a vicious cycle.

Also, regarding that Frank Miller vs Occupy, the liberals who are bashing him think everyone agrees with them and so they spew more rude comments. This just goes towards silencing the conservatives who work in that media industry even more, and increasing their influence.

redeye on November 23, 2011 at 1:28 PM

The object of her campaign should be the failures of Obama and the Democrats, not Jimmy Fallon and NBC.

Who cares about Jimmy Fallon and NBC? Honestly.

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 1:20 PM

If you continually sit back in the face of that kind of behavior by the media, you will get more and more of it, until it becomes perfectly OK.

Yeah, it does hurt her, whether we like it or not there’s a whole lot of people whose political attitudes are shaped in large part by popular culture and if you wonder why conservatives are no longer players in the entertainment industry or in pop culture in general, there’s your answer, they just cede the field. So yeah, you should care.

clearbluesky on November 23, 2011 at 1:05 PM

Yup. From Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals:

5. “Ridicule is man’s most potent weapon. It is almost impossible to counteract ridicule. Also it infuriates the opposition, which then reacts to your advantage.”

Fallon on November 23, 2011 at 1:18 PM

Some people get it.

Oh and this isn’t the same situation as the people who scream sexism every time a female politician is criticized (hello Hillary supporters). Mr “Questlove” chose to use a particlarly sexist insult on Bachmann. If he had just used a song with the word “idiot” in the title, her sexism response wouldn’t be justified, but Mr. Questlove used the word b****, so it most certainly is justified to complain about sexism.

Dreadnought on November 23, 2011 at 1:28 PM

Had it been FLOTUS they woulda play “Lyn’ BIG @ss Bithc.”
I guess they wouldn’t have, actually.
Akzed on November 23, 2011 at 12:54 PM

Or Fat Bottom Girls by Queen

DSchoen on November 23, 2011 at 1:29 PM

I knew she’d blow it. It would have been so much better if she would have just baited them into inviting her back, so she could invite the little pu$$y of a drummer into calling her a b**ch to her face. Short of that, just let it play out on it’s own.

But no, now she has to come across as whining.

sigh

MNHawk on November 23, 2011 at 1:29 PM

I don’t think Jimmy Fallon’s show that nobody watches or cares about is really something to get hung up on.

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 1:05 PM

She’s not focusing on Fallon, she is calling out all of NBC, a major network. Good for her on this.

Daemonocracy on November 23, 2011 at 1:29 PM

It’s not about Fallon, but more about NBC/media and liberal Alinsky tactics. We’ve sat back too long and let them control the meme. So now we’re at the point where they take these kind of shots and it’s all ho hum.

How has 40 years of liberal/media memes been working out? When are we going to fight back? Has to start somewhere. Or you planning on waiting it out for another 40 years?

kim roy on November 23, 2011 at 1:27 PM

So you just sit around waiting for the liberal media to offend you at every turn?

Just turn it off. Don’t watch it. Bachmann should patronize their shows. Ignore them.

Move on dot org.

This is small potatoes.

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 1:30 PM

*shouldn’t

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 1:30 PM

She’s not focusing on Fallon, she is calling out all of NBC, a major network. Good for her on this.

Daemonocracy on November 23, 2011 at 1:29 PM

Prediction: NBC says nothing, nobody cares, they make fun of her somewhere else, and the world keeps spinning.

This is futile and boring, frankly.

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 1:32 PM

If you continually sit back in the face of that kind of behavior by the media, you will get more and more of it, until it becomes perfectly OK.

It’s OK already, apparently.

They did it already. And didn’t think twice about it.

Here’s a solution: DON’T GO ON LIBERAL SHOWS ON NBC.

Problem solved.

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 1:33 PM

Where are all the husbands when stuff like this happens? If I were Mr. Palin or Mr. Bachmann, I’d be in their face and calling them out.

Guys like Maher I would just find and punch in the face and gladly do my community service or whatever they sentence me to

My bet is if guys start acting like guys again, all this nonsense would stop cold.

Opposite Day on November 23, 2011 at 1:35 PM

There needs to be pushback until there is no double standard. As Alinsky would say, we need to hold the left to their same unreasonable demonizing standard.

excellent point.

use their own radical Marxist plans back on them.

PappyD61 on November 23, 2011 at 1:37 PM

Why encourage the conversation with juveniles?

That’s what I say. My thinking is, tell the host she accepts his apology, but the network and the drummer didn’t offer one, and she won’t be back until the former apologizes, and the latter is fired. A matter of principle, tell him.

And since neither will ever happen, if she (or any other republican) ever goes on the network again instead of saying this incident is the reason they DON’T, will never get my vote for so much as dog catcher.

Dirty Creature on November 23, 2011 at 1:37 PM

I agree with the premise that she should have exposed them publicly at the next debate and asked the women of America if they thought this was the proper treatment for a woman who went into the lions den for a public interview. By pointing out the mean and hateful way she was treated by Falon and NBC she would have gotten the benefit of both sympathy and anger. Now she gets some of both but also gets the whiner award and victim hood honor with it.

inspectorudy on November 23, 2011 at 1:38 PM

Any opportunity to jump all over the entertainment/media/democrat complex should be cheered by us. Michelle’s got ‘em here, and Nita Lowey knows it. Some here are sick of the sexism charge being leveled. Well, fine, how about misogyny? Because that is definitely what it is. Especially when we’re talking about a rap song. But I think sexism can be shorthand for that, especially in our dumbed-down culture.

chris999 on November 23, 2011 at 1:40 PM

If you continually sit back in the face of that kind of behavior by the media, you will get more and more of it, until it becomes perfectly OK.

It’s OK already, apparently.

They did it already. And didn’t think twice about it.

Here’s a solution: DON’T GO ON LIBERAL SHOWS ON NBC.

Problem solved.

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 1:33 PM

And how did it become okay?

By people like you walking away and letting them have all the time and space. Yes, lets just give up and let them have their way.

That’s the way to get our message out there. Let them control the media and memes because they might be mean or unpleasant. We wouldn’t want to seem rude or get made fun of.

Again, how’s that been working out?

PS: Liberal shows on NBC is redundant.

kim roy on November 23, 2011 at 1:41 PM

Uh oh Jimmy… this is gonna be just like how Palin ended Letterman’s career!

benny shakar on November 23, 2011 at 1:43 PM

I absolutely agree w/her push back. It is way past the time for conservatives to push back on the media and their hollywood counterparts for their sexism, and kneejerk anti-conservative bent. They never engage the issues. It is always personal attacks and this most certainly WAS a personal attack.

JAM on November 23, 2011 at 1:43 PM

I’m fine with her demanding an apology but wish she would have stuck to the political bias aspect rather than bring the ‘sexism’ issue into it.

The stunt was fully driven by political bias with a good dose of liberal hypocrisy (over their vaunted respect of women).

batter on November 23, 2011 at 1:43 PM

This is futile and boring, frankly.

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 1:32 PM

You’re bored? Seems to me you’re having a great time seeing you’ve made about a dozen posts … so far …

:-)

Rod on November 23, 2011 at 1:46 PM

And how did it become okay?

Because it’s catering to its audience. And it’s audience is overwhelmingly liberal. And thus, this is right in line with what their interests are. They’re not in the business of pleasing conservative viewers, and haven’t been in, well, never.

Regardless of whether you like it or not.

By people like you walking away and letting them have all the time and space. Yes, lets just give up and let them have their way.

Instead, let’s let a non-story metastasize into an “APOLOGIZE, YOU BIG LIBERAL MEANIE!” story for days longer than its shelf life.

Yeah. That’s a good idea for a last-place candidate running for President.

PS: Liberal shows on NBC is redundant.

kim roy on November 23, 2011 at 1:41 PM

See my first point. And then ask yourself why something this stupid even matters at this point, which is my point.

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 1:47 PM

They’re not sorry, and they don’t care, and they’ll keep doing stuff like this whether the candidate complains or not.

Don’t mud wrestle with pigs, etc.

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 1:08 PM

This has nothing to do with whether NBC changes its viewpoint. This really, IMO, is a good thing to get in front of regular people who aren’t political junkies to illustrate the bias of the media, even in entertainment shows. Keeping this kind of behavior before the average person may help make them just a bit more aware of how the networks attempt to shape opinion and that shaping goes way beyond just what, and the way, the networks put on the daily news.

Why does Bachman have to do this herself? Well, by seeing the opinions expresse here, it’s pretty obvious nobody else is going to do it. Just suck it up and move on? Why do you think we have the media we have today? Because we on the right have been “sucking it up”, playing by the Marquis de Queensbury rules while the media and the left have been playing by Machavellian rules.

AZfederalist on November 23, 2011 at 1:47 PM

You’re bored? Seems to me you’re having a great time seeing you’ve made about a dozen posts … so far …

:-)

Rod on November 23, 2011 at 1:46 PM

I’ve got the afternoon off and am a glutton for punishment.

:-p

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 1:51 PM

AZfederalist on November 23, 2011 at 1:47 PM

In the grand scheme of things, is this really the hill Bachmann wants to die on?

And why is she still running again?

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 1:52 PM

U

h oh Jimmy… this is gonna be just like how Palin ended Letterman’s career!

benny shakar on November 23, 2011 at 1:43 PM

Nappy headed ho’s agree with your joke. Funny how that works. Imus almost loses his career but this guy?

VegasRick on November 23, 2011 at 1:55 PM

Asking NBC to apologize for its conduct is like asking the neighbor’s schnauzer to apologize for humping your leg. The dog can’t help itself, and neither can NBC.

They are what they are, and neither can control itself.

OhEssYouCowboys on November 23, 2011 at 1:59 PM

AZfederalist on November 23, 2011 at 1:47 PM

In the grand scheme of things, is this really the hill Bachmann wants to die on?

And why is she still running again?

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 1:52 PM

Since she has no hope in heck, why not do something good for the cause. I applaud MB for seeing an opportunity to poke back. We should be standing behind her, not denigrating her for fighting the good fight. If this is her hill to die on, we should thank her for it. Of course, you don’t understand that.

Good comment, AZfederalist. The above is the only response that GL can come up with and not one WRT the bigger picture or any of your fine words. Actually, your comment was so good I think I’ll repost it:

This has nothing to do with whether NBC changes its viewpoint. This really, IMO, is a good thing to get in front of regular people who aren’t political junkies to illustrate the bias of the media, even in entertainment shows. Keeping this kind of behavior before the average person may help make them just a bit more aware of how the networks attempt to shape opinion and that shaping goes way beyond just what, and the way, the networks put on the daily news.

Why does Bachman have to do this herself? Well, by seeing the opinions expresse here, it’s pretty obvious nobody else is going to do it. Just suck it up and move on? Why do you think we have the media we have today? Because we on the right have been “sucking it up”, playing by the Marquis de Queensbury rules while the media and the left have been playing by Machavellian rules.

AZfederalist on November 23, 2011 at 1:47 PM

kim roy on November 23, 2011 at 1:59 PM

In the grand scheme of things, is this really the hill Bachmann wants to die on?

And why is she still running again?

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 1:52 PM

What, she can only do one thing at a time? Given your moniker, I’d think you would understand the term “skirmishes”. This is one small skirmish she can engage and gain some positive benefits that goes beyond just her own candidacy. I suspect she is not obsessing over this 24/7, but by devoting a bit of time here and there to point out liberal bias and double standards throughout the entertainment industry, some doubt in some peoples’ minds may be sown. That’s a good thing.

If this became the primary topic of each and every appearance in the next 3 weeks, you would have a point. If it is a minor talking point, not so much.

AZfederalist on November 23, 2011 at 2:01 PM

I’ve got the afternoon off and am a glutton for punishment.

:-p

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 1:51 PM

Yes you are.

In any case, continue to stay not-bored and have a great Thanksgiving.

Rod on November 23, 2011 at 2:03 PM

OhEssYouCowboys on November 23, 2011 at 1:59 PM

Bingo.

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 2:06 PM

Yes you are.

In any case, continue to stay not-bored and have a great Thanksgiving.

Rod on November 23, 2011 at 2:03 PM

And you the same, sir!

Turkeyfootball it up!

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 2:07 PM

redeye on November 23, 2011 at 1:22 PM

Sure, as long as othres do it for her. Let others point out the misogyny (etc.). I stated that she should let others complain on her behalf.

A is a lot more likely because the people who’s attitudes are shaped by things like this think it’s edgy and cool…

clearbluesky on November 23, 2011 at 1:17 PM

By going out and playing the victim, she loses.

If there are “cool” people who vote on “cool points,” playing a whining victim, demanding an apology doesn’t exactly make you “cool and edgy.” An answer like I suggested would, however, make her seem above NBC and thus “cool.”

“I just found out the children on Jimmy Fallon’s show took a cheap shot by playing ‘Lyin’ A$$ B!tch’ as I walked out. Well, I guess if you have no defense of argument for your political positions, you have to resort to that sort of thing. Pity. I feel sorry for them.”

Game over.

mankai on November 23, 2011 at 2:13 PM

Bachmann said, “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.”

The fact that she said this is better than nothing, but why, oh why, do these Republicans feel the need to tip toe around the issue of media/entertainment industry bias?

Here’s what she should have said…….”You can bet that if a female Democrat politician had been a guest on Jimmy Fallon’s show, that there’s no way a song like that would have ever been played. This is just another blatant example of Hollywood wearing it’s Liberal bias on it’s sleeve. Imagine how much trouble the Democrats would have winning elections if the media, the entertainment industry, and academia weren’t doing everything in their power to prop up Democrats and degrade Republicans 24/7?

Instead of asking for an apology, she should have used this opportunity to go for the jugular. Unfortunately, THERE ISN’T ONE SINGLE MEMBER OF THE WHOLE DAMNED REPUBLICAN PARTY WHO GOES FOR THE JUGULAR!!

ardenenoch on November 23, 2011 at 2:17 PM

Turkeyfootball it up!

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 2:07 PM

The Turducken is ready, and so am I.

The ‘Boys will be enjoying some fish on Thursday.

BobMbx on November 23, 2011 at 2:20 PM

Just shrug it off, Michelle. There’s no need to make a stink about it, considering the musician who called the tune supported John Corzine.

Yes, but it’s not the drummer she’s even bothering with at this point. It’s NBC. This isn’t even punching down considering the influence a national network has as opposed to a presidential candidate.

And maybe it’s just me, but I’m beyond sick of the double standard. That’s what allows idiots to pin JFK’s assassination and Gifford’s shooter on the right. It’s what allows them to paint every single one of us as racist, backwards homophobes.

The fact that we still win elections is a testament to our policy strengths, not our PR nor our message, which the GOP seems to misunderstand as often as voters.

To a point, there’s a huge value in her speaking out and making sure people are paying attention. Most people I talk to will agree there is a bias in news media – from the right. They’ll never see it if it isn’t shoved in their faces on a regular basis and John Stewart is forced to cover it.

I don’t like that she tried to make this about sexism, but b!tch is a sexist term, and I honestly wouldn’t be surprised if some of the antipathy towards her is because she’s a woman. I have no doubt that Palin got worse treatment in large part because of her gender. Even Bush got a few years before the BDS kicked in. With Palin it was near automatic. Though even there I’d think it’s mostly political, as women typical vote Democrat. So I do wish she’d kept it more on that, but so long as she doesn’t press that aspect of it any further than she has, I completely agree with her.

And in all truth, it’s about time you gave up banking on the notion that you’re a viable candidate anyway. Seriously.

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 12:54 PM

Yeah, I agree with this as well, but until we’ve had a vote, no one’s going to quit, nor should anyone really barring money issues. And she’s no worse on this than Nader or Ron Paul, though if Paul ever had a chance, it’s this election.

Esthier on November 23, 2011 at 2:23 PM

AZfederalist on November 23, 2011 at 2:01 PM

I’m just finding it difficult to get outrageously outraged at something that could have been prevented, and at the very least, should have been foreseen.

Bachmann can make the most of it this way: If she’s asked about it again, she can simply note its immaturity, and wonder aloud if Michelle Obama or Sec. of State Clinton would have had the same treatment – AND THEN MOVE ON. Dwelling on this makes her look small.

Whatevs.

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 2:23 PM

Even if Michelle Obama was coming on the show and the band played a song that could potentially be seen as a positive, like Sir Mix-A-Lot’s Baby Got Back, it would totally inappropriate and reprehensible.

willamettevalley on November 23, 2011 at 2:25 PM

Yeah, I agree with this as well, but until we’ve had a vote, no one’s going to quit, nor should anyone really barring money issues. And she’s no worse on this than Nader or Ron Paul, though if Paul ever had a chance, it’s this election.

Esthier on November 23, 2011 at 2:23 PM

Yeah, but I think that the stage is a bit crowded at this point. And although the candidates at the top aren’t really great (when have they ever really been), there is clearly a group at the bottom that isn’t going to get to the top. I wonder the same thing for Santorum, Huntsman, etc.

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 2:26 PM

Best thing to happen to Fallon since… uh … nevermind I’m thinking of that other guy who was in Night at The Roxbury.

I honestly don’t know who he is.

reaganaut on November 23, 2011 at 2:33 PM

Even if Michelle Obama was coming on the show and the band played a song that could potentially be seen as a positive, like Sir Mix-A-Lot’s Baby Got Back, it would totally inappropriate and reprehensible.

willamettevalley on November 23, 2011 at 2:25 PM

I totally agree.

I just think it would be the opposite – probably something stupid like “I am Woman Hear Me Roar,” or “I Will Survive” or “Michelle” would have been played.

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 2:34 PM

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