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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I watched the video and didn’t see Michele Bachmann demand an apology from NBC. Rather, she pointed out the difference how Michelle Obama would have been treated by an apology and possible firing of the band.

I’m really disappointed that so many people feel she should have just shrugged it off. Being complacent and ignoring the situation only empowers them and sets the stage for future mistreatment.

Whether you like Bachmann as a Presidential candidate has nothing to do with this. Would you really want your wife, mother, daughter or sister treated with such disrespect?

GrannySunni on November 23, 2011 at 2:34 PM

I feel sorry for Tim Tebow if he says something even the slightest bit controversial.

tomas on November 23, 2011 at 2:41 PM

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

Problem solved.

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

I disagree. Refusing to appear on certain programs and boycotting entire networks altogether is a liberal/progressive tactic that only exposes them as the intellectual weaklings and moral cowards that they are. Sure, Bachmann may not move the conservative team’s ball down the field with this, but at least she’s attempted a play. The liberal’s first instinct is to take a knee whenever someone so much as looks at them funny.

RobertE on November 23, 2011 at 2:49 PM

As an aside I wonder about Nita Lowey’s (NY-D) motive.

When Chucky Schumer called a flight attendant a itch I don’t recall Nita saying anything publicly about the incident.
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http://www.nypost.com/p/news/politics/schumer_blasts_flight_attendant_CiF5BPT5Vc5Tb0WEqRmIfP

diogenes on November 23, 2011 at 2:49 PM

I watched the video and didn’t see Michele Bachmann demand an apology from NBC. Rather, she pointed out the difference how Michelle Obama would have been treated by an apology and possible firing of the band.

I’m really disappointed that so many people feel she should have just shrugged it off. Being complacent and ignoring the situation only empowers them and sets the stage for future mistreatment.

Whether you like Bachmann as a Presidential candidate has nothing to do with this. Would you really want your wife, mother, daughter or sister treated with such disrespect?

GrannySunni on November 23, 2011 at 2:34 PM

Here’s how I, a much less attractive and male version of Bachmann minus certain proclivities and other beliefs, would handle this.

Interviewer: What do you think of what happened the other night?

MeBachmann: Well, it’s just who they are and what they do, and it was certainly immature. But we have more important things to worry about than immature talk show hosts and their show bands.

Done. In one swoop, you elevate yourself above them, degrade them, and discard them.

Sound about cool?

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 2:50 PM

It is about being mean because you feel entitled to do so because it is ok to make fun of republicans. It is sexist and horrible, but the fact that so many on the left condone this is the worst part.

tomas on November 23, 2011 at 2:55 PM

I’m sorry, but a tweet is not an apology. I watched the first half of the show last night to see a more formal response to the previous show. What a total waste of time. Fallon and NBC acted like nothing had happened at all. Apparently, we are to believe that the band leader decides what music to play and when without having to run it by anyone. Not the show’s director, not Fallon, not anyone at NBC. This seems to be an organization that is run by the OWS playbook.

What I think should be done:

1) The band leader, Questlove or whatever should be canned immediately. Enough people have already posted the obvious reasons. The man is simply too stupid and immature to occupy the position.

2) Everyone and there brother should call out Fallon for being the chicken s**t coward that he is for ducking out of this fiasco rather than standing up and accepting his responsibility. It is his show with his name on it and all he can do is put out a tweet? Even if he thinks it was a fair shot, have the balls to stand up and acknowledge it, and take the heat for it. Ideally, he should acknowledge the total inappropriateness of inviting an elected official as a guest to his show and them blatantly “letting” that guest be insulted nationally and not even to her face.

3) NBC needs to put out a statement as to what their position is on this without any equivocasions. That really leaves only one version of a statement: denouncing the behavior and music selection of the Monday night show. If that leaves Fallon hanging in the wind, so be it.

We have seen enough attacks on conservative women in the last three years from the left, hanging effigies of Sarah Palin in 2008, Bernhardt wishing for the brutal rape of Palin by her black brothers. Now, black conservatives are being attacked in the same manner in order to delegitimize them as well. Conservative Hispanics have and also will be similarly attacked, to be followed by every other coonservative minority that is suppose to reside within the dominion of the liberal left.

These attacks have to be stood up to each and everytime they occur, otherwise it is ground lost or conceded.

parke on November 23, 2011 at 3:00 PM

I think Bachmann should announce that she is boycotting the next NBC sponsored debate. There has to be some punishment for their actions. I bet you, if she does this…the debate will have to be cancelled cus none of those other guys would dare show up for that debate.

You can’t get away with doing crap like this without any consequences. They may argue that it is the entertainment division that did it, but I doubt they would have done it, if there was a general respect for conservative views at the top of the network.

Chudi on November 23, 2011 at 3:01 PM

Would you really want your wife, mother, daughter or sister treated with such disrespect?

GrannySunni on November 23, 2011 at 2:34 PM

You’re dam right NBC owes her an apology. And thank you for bringing this closer to home. I remember another woman who was treated very bad and her family got it too.

Mirimichi on November 23, 2011 at 3:11 PM

If there was a song about a woman being vermin they would have played that as well. There was come a time that they did do that when someone talked about the enemy, round about 1938. It will happen here too. They will work in evil and killers not just lying and do it with impunity.

Can one really think that if she or any R wins they would put away the hatred or will it jump to a level that makes Bush derangement syndrome look sane.

tjexcite on November 23, 2011 at 3:16 PM

Sound about cool?

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 2:50 PM

Sounds about stupid, actually. NBC and their affiliate networks have a long history of appallingly sexist treatment towards women in politics. Remember David Shuster re Hillary “Pimping Chelsea”? (Shuster did receive a suspension for that after Hillary wrote a scorching letter to the network). Olbermann and Chris Mathews are some other neanderthals on staff. I don’t care if you’re a suit with an anchor position or a drum-banging buffoon–enough of this shit.

Bachmann deserves a lot better than this; she is an intelligent woman.

RepubChica on November 23, 2011 at 3:30 PM

Eh….she’s making much ado about not all that much. Sexism now? I prefer women who can shrug off a bitch remark from a bunch of beta-males and move on.

CarolynM on November 23, 2011 at 3:33 PM

tomas on November 23, 2011 at 2:55 PM

I’ve been getting called horrid things for close to 40 decades because I have autism.
Guess what-I’m an adult. It hurts. It stings. I put on my big girl boots and say eff it. Eff them-and I move on. That’s how a non-victim acts-which is the opposite of MB.

annoyinglittletwerp on November 23, 2011 at 3:34 PM

RepubChica on November 23, 2011 at 3:30 PM

Intelligent women don’t make the BS claims she made about gardasil.

annoyinglittletwerp on November 23, 2011 at 3:35 PM

That’s how a non-victim acts-which is the opposite of MB.

annoyinglittletwerp on November 23, 2011 at 3:34 PM

That’s your personal life and how you choose to handle it. Michelle Bachmann is a very visible and serious public figure with great stature as far as women are concerned as she is seeking the highest office in the land. she was there promoting her book and her candidacy profile. She’s not Lindsay Lohan. Actually, Lindsay Lohan would probably get more respect if she showed up on that stupid show. What happened to Bachmann is not private. It is national news. As part of a massive conglomerate with massive consumership, NBC owes Bachmann and women everywhere a sincere apology and they should terminate ass-clown for being a smug POS about it.

RepubChica on November 23, 2011 at 3:48 PM

Sounds about stupid, actually. NBC and their affiliate networks have a long history of appallingly sexist treatment towards women in politics. Remember David Shuster re Hillary “Pimping Chelsea”? (Shuster did receive a suspension for that after Hillary wrote a scorching letter to the network). Olbermann and Chris Mathews are some other neanderthals on staff. I don’t care if you’re a suit with an anchor position or a drum-banging buffoon–enough of this shit.

Bachmann deserves a lot better than this; she is an intelligent woman.

RepubChica on November 23, 2011 at 3:30 PM

So don’t patronize or watch NBC programming.

Simple.

I don’t, and my life is awesome.

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 3:53 PM

Intelligent women don’t make the BS claims she made about gardasil.

annoyinglittletwerp on November 23, 2011 at 3:35 PM

Bachmann’s extremely competitive against her opponents, have you noticed? (She may get a little intense now and then and silly). Doesn’t change the fact that she’s an extremely accomplished woman with remarkable depth and fantastic communication. She debates half those boys under the table most of the time. Don’t let your dislike of Bachmann because of her willingness to compete hard against Perry cloud your ability to see that this treatment of women in high-level politics is wrong and unacceptable to decent, respectful people everywhere.

RepubChica on November 23, 2011 at 3:56 PM

NBC/fallon do not owe her an apology. Did she really think/believe that she was going to be treated with respect by the left wing 5th column? If so then she has no business being President, it just shows how naive she is. When ya lay down with dogs your going to get fleas and bitten by them.

ColdWarrior57 on November 23, 2011 at 3:57 PM

I don’t, and my life is awesome.

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 3:53 PM

I don’t either. But turning the TV off is not the solution anymore. We’ve moved past that. It’s time for this network to be forced to look in the mirror and be held accountable.

RepubChica on November 23, 2011 at 4:06 PM

I thought it was a bad move by Palin to complain herself about Family Guy and Letterman, and that goes double for Bachmann and her apology-demanding. Bachmann did agree to go on the show. Maybe Bachmann will learn not to go on those stupid shows in the future.

ddrintn on November 23, 2011 at 4:13 PM

You can’t get away with doing crap like this without any consequences. They may argue that it is the entertainment division that did it, but I doubt they would have done it, if there was a general respect for conservative views at the top of the network.

Chudi on November 23, 2011 at 3:01 PM

This from the lousy hypocrite who was always calling Palin a “drama queen”.

ddrintn on November 23, 2011 at 4:15 PM

It’s also a form of bullying—usually the mark of a coward.

jeanie on November 23, 2011 at 4:15 PM

Here’s how I, a much less attractive and male version of Bachmann minus certain proclivities and other beliefs, would handle this.

Interviewer: What do you think of what happened the other night?

MeBachmann: Well, it’s just who they are and what they do, and it was certainly immature. But we have more important things to worry about than immature talk show hosts and their show bands.

Done. In one swoop, you elevate yourself above them, degrade them, and discard them.

Sound about cool?

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 2:50 PM

Good Lt, you make valid points in that it was immature and there are more important things to worry about. However, I cannot overlook the mistreatment of Michele Bachmann. Nor do you change anything by not watching NBC. I don’t watch it either, but I do believe they owe Bachmann an apology.

Perhaps it’s because of my age, but something I’ve noticed is what the heck has happened to good old manners and common courtesy? Johnny Carson never would have done this to a guest.

GrannySunni on November 23, 2011 at 4:20 PM

If they had had Moochelle on, they could have played this.

smellthecoffee on November 23, 2011 at 4:21 PM

ColdWarrior57 on November 23, 2011 at 3:57 PM

ddrintn on November 23, 2011 at 4:13 PM

Respectfully disagree. Political figures have a long tradition of hitting the late night entertainment show circuit as way to promote a more jovial, laid back side of them to a receptive public. The problem we have now in Hollywood and the media/entertainment industrial complex is rampant sexism and extreme political hyper-partisanship. Still, GOP figures shouldn’t boycott these shows. They should be able to freely go on stage during these shows and expect–no f*ck that, demand–civility as a guest or as one would in any business exchange.

Hiding in the closet suckin’ on one’s thumb is not the way to go. Our party shouldn’t be intimidated from appearing and promoting themselves on these shows in anticipation of potential humiliation… I don’t care how trivial they are in the larger scope of things.

RepubChica on November 23, 2011 at 4:28 PM

She should have made it an issue yesterday. It would have given her position more credibility.

madmonkphotog on November 23, 2011 at 4:33 PM

You’re dam right NBC owes her an apology. And thank you for bringing this closer to home. I remember another woman who was treated very bad and her family got it too.

Mirimichi on November 23, 2011 at 3:11 PM

Yes, I remember too. It’s unacceptable that there is such hatred toward conservative women in politics.

GrannySunni on November 23, 2011 at 4:39 PM

This from the lousy hypocrite who was always calling Palin a “drama queen”.

ddrintn on November 23, 2011 at 4:15 PM

There is a big difference between drama queen and a bitch, and if ur dumbass can’t get that, then you should shut up. Go and peruse the lyrics of that song, and you will find out that bitch is the nicest thing they actually called her. That song is vile.

Chudi on November 23, 2011 at 4:41 PM

RepubChica on November 23, 2011 at 4:28 PM
Who said anything about hiding?
Total indifference to their mere existence.
You can’t go into the lions’ den then CRY that you were bitten. The types of people that watch shows like that, aren’t worth the effort to TRY to change their minds. To try to do so is folly ,To think you can do so is an exercise in mental masturbation.

ColdWarrior57 on November 23, 2011 at 4:58 PM

There is a big difference between drama queen and a bitch, and if ur dumbass can’t get that, then you should shut up. Go and peruse the lyrics of that song, and you will find out that bitch is the nicest thing they actually called her. That song is vile.

Chudi on November 23, 2011 at 4:41 PM

Stop being a drama queen.

fossten on November 23, 2011 at 5:03 PM

When you have a media outlet that flaunts it’s bias to this extreme degree, to be silent just reflects cowardice. The total corruption of the mainstream media is going to only get worse unless the American people ultimately use the power of ostracizing their inferior product to set a parameter even these intllectually bankrupt loons can understand. Fallon crossed the line and is human trash. I wouldn’t watch this scumbag at gun point. If millions of American people responded to this garbage, it wouldn’t happen this frequently. Until they do, it will only get worse.

volsense on November 23, 2011 at 5:07 PM

This from the lousy hypocrite who was always calling Palin a “drama queen”.

ddrintn on November 23, 2011 at 4:15 PM

There is a big difference between drama queen and a bitch, and if ur dumbass can’t get that, then you should shut up. Go and peruse the lyrics of that song, and you will find out that bitch is the nicest thing they actually called her. That song is vile.

Chudi on November 23, 2011 at 4:41 PM

Oh, give me a break, hypocrite. If this had happened to Palin and Palin had raised a stink about it, you’d be doing your same dumbass “drama queen” routine.

ddrintn on November 23, 2011 at 5:17 PM

Perhaps it’s because of my age, but something I’ve noticed is what the heck has happened to good old manners and common courtesy?

They no longer exist. They haven’t in many, many years.

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 5:18 PM

Should NBC apologize? Yes. But I can’t freakin’ stand it when a wronged party demands an apology. It seems childish and thin-skinned and reeks of attention-whoring.

flipflop on November 23, 2011 at 5:22 PM

Should NBC apologize? Yes. But I can’t freakin’ stand it when a wronged party demands an apology. It seems childish and thin-skinned and reeks of attention-whoring.

flipflop on November 23, 2011 at 5:22 PM

I’m much more a fan of snarking and laughing at the immature morons on the show, or barring that, denying them the attention they seek entirely.

Your mileage may vary.

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 5:26 PM

This is a must read, treatment of women by the loony leftists..

http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/11/the_wilding_of_sarah_palin.html

reshas1 on November 23, 2011 at 5:35 PM

The winner of this whole thing, unfortunately, is Fallon. Millions of people who had no clue he even had a lat night show now know about it and will tune in to see what the broohaha is all about.

The cynical side of me thinks this was all a setup to boost ratings.

angryed on November 23, 2011 at 5:36 PM

It was rude, crude, tasteless, and uncalled for…period.

StarLady on November 23, 2011 at 5:47 PM

ddrintintin get a life. Nista to the end eh? FO.

CW on November 23, 2011 at 5:49 PM

I’m all in for Newt but Bachmann did well in this interview. I can see Gingrich picking her for veep.

mike_NC9 on November 23, 2011 at 6:09 PM

Has Bachmann employed a good strategy by escalating this feud?

Nowhere to go but up.

Ronnie on November 23, 2011 at 6:15 PM

Nowhere to go but up.

Ronnie on November 23, 2011 at 6:15 PM

I guess that’s one way to look at it. :-/

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 6:18 PM

Democrats consent to having Hillary Clinton in the government, and they’re calling Michele Bachmann a lyin’ beeoch?

Irony cubed. Proves that words have no meaning to Democrats.

philwynk on November 23, 2011 at 6:27 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

then stop posting in a thread about it if it’s so boring.

Daemonocracy on November 23, 2011 at 6:37 PM

ddrintintin get a life. Nista to the end eh? FO.

CW on November 23, 2011 at 5:49 PM

You first, ya inconsistent, hypocritical obsessive piece of crap. We ‘nistas have been waiting for the obsessive antipalinoids to have to backtrack on their, um, “principles”.

ddrintn on November 23, 2011 at 6:41 PM

then stop posting in a thread about it if it’s so boring.

Daemonocracy on November 23, 2011 at 6:37 PM

No, you misunderstood. Bachmann’s “I’m a victim” routine is boring. Pointing out that NBC is dumb and that this is all to NBC’s advantage is not.

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 6:46 PM

No, you misunderstood. Bachmann’s “I’m a victim” routine is boring. Pointing out that NBC is dumb and that this is all to NBC’s advantage is not.

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 6:46 PM

She was asked about it, she hit them with the sexist charge and the double standard with Michelle Obama, and then she moved on to another subject. She handled herself fine on topic you can’t seem to get enough of.

Daemonocracy on November 23, 2011 at 6:57 PM

She was asked about it, she hit them with the sexist charge and the double standard with Michelle Obama, and then she moved on to another subject. She handled herself fine on topic you can’t seem to get enough of.

Daemonocracy on November 23, 2011 at 6:57 PM

She took my advice then. Good for her! Now she can get on with the business of doing nothing useful in particular in the GOP primaries.

Good Lt on November 23, 2011 at 7:00 PM

Serious candidates shouldn’t play the victim card.

Better off ignoring it, act like it is beneath you to comment.

Pablo Honey on November 23, 2011 at 7:11 PM

Eh….she’s making much ado about not all that much. Sexism now? I prefer women who can shrug off a bitch remark from a bunch of beta-males and move on.

CarolynM on November 23, 2011 at 3:33 PM

Want to give it a try CarolynM? I could make a few gratuitous comments about you, and then we can see how easily they slide off your back.

Mr. Grump on November 23, 2011 at 7:24 PM

I feel sorry for Tim Tebow if he says something even the slightest bit controversial.

tomas on November 23, 2011 at 2:41 PM

What the hell does Tebow have to do with this?

Wade on November 23, 2011 at 7:25 PM

Serious candidates shouldn’t play the victim card.

Better off ignoring it, act like it is beneath you to comment.

Pablo Honey on November 23, 2011 at 7:11 PM

BINGO!
There’s no question the “prank” was completely out of line and yes, NBC owe her an apology. But she would have rocked if she just played it off. Laugh about it, even.

Sheesh,it’s not like she was pepper sprayed at point blank range…
Oh, sorry. Hot Air hasn’t covered that yet (won’t ever).

chumpThreads on November 23, 2011 at 8:17 PM

Sheesh,it’s not like she was pepper sprayed at point blank range…
Oh, sorry. Hot Air hasn’t covered that yet (won’t ever).

chumpThreads on November 23, 2011 at 8:17 PM

Actually Hotair.com did cover, it in the headlines section:

http://hotair.com/headlines/archives/2011/11/23/pouncing-on-pepper-spray/

So you’re wrong again, chump.

I’m sorry. I guess I missed the part where Bachmann was blocking a public sidewalk, was given a lawful order to disperse, refused to leave, and then resisted arrest.

Other groups that have engaged in Civil Disobedience type protests, either allow themselves to be placed under arrest, or resist arrest and take the physical stress that goes along with such a decision.

But not the self-absorbed OWS crowd with their sense of unearned entitlement. They pretend they want to engage in Civil Disobedience, but then whine and cry like the little babies they are when they faced with the consequences of their actions. Typical.

Dreadnought on November 23, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Good for her! She handled this well.

Cara C on November 23, 2011 at 9:33 PM

Romney stooge Bachmann will say and do anything to get some attention. Her campaign is dead and she has a book out. Poor, poor Bachmann.

As Rove would say, grow a pair Bachmann or shut-up.

oldyeller on November 23, 2011 at 9:35 PM

Actually Hotair.com did cover, it in the headlines section:
Dreadnought on November 23, 2011 at 8:45 PM

Oh, sorry I missed the reprint of an article by Brent Bozell:

They needed to be victimized by police “brutality.” They wanted desperately to be pepper-sprayed. They needed to regain the narrative.

Ok, Let’s try it this way: Bachmann needed to be victimized by The Roots Band “brutality””. She wanted desperately to be called a Lyin’ Ass Bitch. She needed to regain the narrative.

Go ahead Dreadnought. Smoke your way out of that one.

chumpThreads on November 23, 2011 at 9:41 PM

Want to give it a try CarolynM? I could make a few gratuitous comments about you, and then we can see how easily they slide off your back.

Mr. Grump on November 23, 2011 at 7:24 PM

My goodness, you are grumpy. And shockingly, I have been called a bitch before, and there’s usually some heated words exchanged and then everyone goes home to sleep it off. But I’m not a public figure, running for President; Bachmann is bigger than this. I don’t know, the whole victim-demand-an-apology-sexism thing is so….lefty and small.

CarolynM on November 23, 2011 at 9:48 PM

…not to mention the boasting that followed from the band’s drummer, Questlove.

Who? Wha..? Questlove? Really? What or who the f___ is that? Wait, don’t bother answering. I really, really don’t care.

Big John on November 23, 2011 at 9:50 PM

It should be more than an apology.
But in reality, the best course of action is for Conservatives to blacklist Fallen permanently.

Turn off your cable.
Only go to movies acted in / made by Conservatives.
cancel your magazine / “news” paper subscriptions.

Take away their power.

KMC1 on November 23, 2011 at 10:17 PM

These partisan cowards should be called out every time. Until some heads roll, it’s not going to get better.

The drummer must be fired.

landlines on November 24, 2011 at 1:18 AM

Turn off your cable.
Only go to movies acted in / made by Conservatives.
cancel your magazine / “news” paper subscriptions.

Take away their power.

KMC1 on November 23, 2011 at 10:17 PM

Amen to that . I refuse to watch tv shows that have the loony libs in it. The # 1 Turd in my book is Hanoi jane fonda. if there is a old movie that is on and she is in it, my wife runs to get the remote because she knows the stream of adjectives that will start flowing from my mouth about fonda. I find it interesting that people will complain about the way the left acts then they will still pay them by going to their movies or watching them on TV.
Time for people to wake up. SPEAK with your pocket book.

ColdWarrior57 on November 24, 2011 at 8:17 AM

chumpThreads on November 23, 2011 at 9:41 PM

Just so you know, people will not stand for it. If you think that there are not consequences to civil disobedience, you’re wrong. I absolutely support those people being pepper sprayed. These people think that they have an unfair advantage in that anything done against them to disband them when their protests turn unlawful can be made to look like the LEOs escalated the encounter. Wrong. They escalated when they had their shot at making their point and were woefully incoherent in expression even basic details. Let them regroup, better define their message and get a permit for another day. In the mean time, they’re breaking the law and acting as if these are the first shots in an actual (insert word that rhymes with evolution that we may not post here).

Here is something else you may want to consider. If these people get to the point where they are actually engaged in the word we may no say and commit to “more” violence, there should be no hesitation in using deadly force to stop them.

hawkdriver on November 24, 2011 at 10:05 AM

A friend made this point: If Ms. Bachmann desires to be CiC, one must seriously question the wisdom of her and her staff to even consider letting her anywhere near that useless piece of human debris, Fallon. But now, and in recent years, the road to SNL and other talk shows is owned by occupants/candidates for the White House. Very sad. She couldn’t see a trap in the making? If she wants to be CiC, and gets skunked by Fallon and his troop of dirtbags, how does she expect to face down Putin or Jong or other militant world leaders? She obviously was disrespected on that show, but she should have seen it coming and avoided it. Talk shows have hugely degenerated to gutter humor and not much else. There will never be another Johnny Carson, sadly. Johnny would NEVER have allowed that situation to develop. Yes, he had a dust-up with Jack Nicklaus’s wife and that was bad judgement where he should have kept his mouth shut. One incident, long ago.

Roger Brown on November 24, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Truth is a bar absolute.

Bachmann is a consistent liar.

Mister Mets on November 24, 2011 at 11:58 AM

Just so you know, people will not stand for it. If you think that there are not consequences to civil disobedience, you’re wrong. I absolutely support those people being pepper sprayed. These people think that they have an unfair advantage in that anything done against them to disband them when their protests turn unlawful can be made to look like the LEOs escalated the encounter. Wrong. They escalated when they had their shot at making their point and were woefully incoherent in expression even basic details. Let them regroup, better define their message and get a permit for another day. In the mean time, they’re breaking the law and acting as if these are the first shots in an actual (insert word that rhymes with evolution that we may not post here).

Here is something else you may want to consider. If these people get to the point where they are actually engaged in the word we may no say and commit to “more” violence, there should be no hesitation in using deadly force to stop them.

hawkdriver on November 24, 2011 at 10:05 AM

Peaceful, non-violent protests and demonstrations are not against the law. Under the constitution of this country people have the right to peaceably assemble and petition for redress of grievances.

By your logic Bull Connor acted with restraint and discretion towards civil rights demonstrators in Birmingham.

chumpThreads on November 24, 2011 at 1:09 PM

Fallon should be punched out.

He is the pure definition of a runt.

Oh, and runt is misspelled.

esnap on November 24, 2011 at 1:28 PM

How is it sexism if Michelle obama would be treated differently? And besides, this was one artist acting like an idiot, nothing more. Bachmann deserves much more condemnation for all the shit she does anyways, and Fallon has a late night comedy show. There’s no air of impartiality.

Rainsford on November 24, 2011 at 1:37 PM

hawkdriver on November 24, 2011 at 10:05 AM

Peaceful, non-violent protests and demonstrations are not against the law. Under the constitution of this country people have the right to peaceably assemble and petition for redress of grievances.

By your logic Democrat Bull Connor acted with restraint and discretion towards civil rights demonstrators in Birmingham.

chumpThreads on November 24, 2011 at 1:09 PM

FIFY

Del Dolemonte on November 24, 2011 at 5:55 PM

Tell Questlove that I said that most drummers suck, anyways.

BobUSMC on November 25, 2011 at 1:55 AM

This was a public show. OF COURSE Bachmann has every right to call NBC on its sexism.

maverick muse on November 25, 2011 at 3:14 PM

FIFY

Del Dolemonte on November 24, 2011 at 5:55 PM

And exactly what relevance did his political affiliation have to do with his policies and actions?
…or were you just going for the cheap one-up?

chumpThreads on November 25, 2011 at 7:07 PM

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