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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 10:50 PM
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Jimmy Fallon apologizes to Bachmann
Edited on Tue Nov-22-11 10:51 PM by Tx4obama
Fallon apologizes to Bachmann

(CNN) - TV show host Jimmy Fallon apologized to GOP presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann via Twitter Tuesday for a song played as the presidential candidate walked on stage for her Monday interview on NBC's "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon."

"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," he wrote on Twitter.

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As the Minnesota Congresswoman walked out to greet Fallon on stage, the show's band, The Roots, played a song by Fishbone called "Lyin' Ass Bitch."

Bachmann, while waving and smiling as she walked out Monday night, appeared unaware of the song or its lyrics, some of which include the words, ....

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Rest of article and video here: http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2011/11/22/fallon-apologizes-to-bachmann/



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FarLeftFist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 10:51 PM
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1. Sarcasm.
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RZM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:01 AM
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9. I don't think so
I heard the Fresh Air interview with Fallon a few weeks ago. FWIW, Terri Gross said he's known in the business for being a nice, stand-up guy. I'm starting to think he didn't have prior knowledge of this.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 10:52 PM
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2. They could've played Gnarles Barkley's "Crazy".
:shrug:

I don't think anyone has yet written "Pray away the gay". Yet.
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Tx4obama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 10:59 PM
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4. I love that song :) link below
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 10:59 PM
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3. That's hilarious!
I saw the segment, but had no idea what the song was. :rofl:
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TlalocW Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 11:04 PM
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5. It's too bad that he apologized
What he should have done was a politician apology where he starts out with, "If anyone was offended, I'm sorry."

TlalocW
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global1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 11:46 PM
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6. I Hear He Had HIs Fingers Crossed Behind His Back When He Apologized....nt
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 11:58 PM
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8. He couldn't possibly have foreseen that his apology would give it more exposure
No way he could see that coming. :)
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Liquorice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Nov-22-11 11:56 PM
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7. The band should be fired. Refer to a woman as a slut trash can bitch, and
you get praised around here because the woman is a republican? That's sickening. If any band had played a black candidate onto the stage with a racist song they would immediately be let go. I don't see why this is any different. They should be fired.
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RZM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:09 AM
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11. I don't think they will be
Probably they will be (or already have been) excoriated in private and made to promise that all intro music must be cleared with the brass before the show. NBC is probably hoping this will go away ASAP. Firing them would be bad for the network because it would give the story longer life and inject a racial element into it, not to mention damage the reputation of Fallon (whom they probably plan to be a long-term asset) with the black community.
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:20 AM
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13. +10
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cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:24 AM
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14. I guess you haven't been here long enough to know that there are DU'ers who defend
calling certain women cunts. Unabashedly defend I might add. Unqualified defense.
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joshguitar Donating Member (138 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:43 AM
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15. self deletion
Edited on Wed Nov-23-11 12:52 AM by joshguitar
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cherokeeprogressive Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:57 AM
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16. Yeah, I'm not thinking it fits most peoples' definition of "joke".
For what it's worth, I saw Fishbone open for The Bus Boys at Madame Wongs in '80.

Not how you talk about women. Period.
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joshguitar Donating Member (138 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 01:09 AM
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18. im not here to argue or offend
godspeed
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JCMach1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:07 AM
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10. ROFLMAO
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themadstork Donating Member (797 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 12:18 AM
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12. Classy on his part
I don't care who the person is, you treat them with respect if they agree to an interview with you. What the band did would've infuriated me.
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intheflow Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 01:00 AM
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17. Like we didn't see this headline coming. n/t
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politicasista Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 09:58 PM
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19. This is good n/t
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Tom Ripley Donating Member (418 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-23-11 10:04 PM
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20. Who knew that notes and chords could be so allegedly offensive?
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