(CNN) – Michele Bachmann thinks NBC should have gone further in apologizing to her after Jimmy Fallon’s band played a crudely-titled song as she was walking on stage during his late-night television show.
The incident, which happened Monday, prompted an apology letter from Doug Vaughan, NBC's senior vice president for special programs and late night. In an interview with KLIF radio in Dallas on Friday, Bachmann said she thought NBC’s president would have made the apology if she was a liberal.
“Of course I accept the apology, but my guess is it would have been the president of NBC that would have been apologizing, not the senior vice president of programming,” Bachmann said.
Bachmann didn’t say whether or not she wanted the band’s drummer fired.
“That’d be up to NBC,” Bachmann said. “Unemployment is bad enough right now, I don’t want to see anyone else thrown out on the street.”
Since the incident occurred, Bachmann has cited a double standard in the media when it comes to female public figures. She says if a Democratic woman such as first lady Michelle Obama were similarly insulted, the media backlash would be harsher.
“If a Don Imus or someone does something questionable, they’re thrown off the air,” Bachmann said in her interview with KLIF. “But when it’s done to a conservative, it’s just passed off and forgotten.”
She continued, “I’m a serious candidate for the presidency of the United States, but I’m a conservative woman.”