Bachmann says NBC president should have apologized for rude song
November 27th, 2011
05:44 PM ET
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Bachmann says NBC president should have apologized for rude song

(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.”

Filed under: 2012 • Michele Bachmann
soundoff (105 Responses)
  1. Clwyd

    This woman is one crazy lady! they should have played the song, "Crazy" when she was on late night TV!

    November 28, 2011 07:27 am at 7:27 am |
  2. Cfrench

    A "serious candidate for the presidency"? Tell me Michelle, what color is the sky in your world?

    November 28, 2011 07:32 am at 7:32 am |
  3. Gfoos

    I do loves me some Fishbone! Classic.

    November 28, 2011 07:37 am at 7:37 am |
  4. mittens

    Oh, boo, hoo, hoo. Grow up, you pinhead. You have a fine time dishing it out, but you CANNOT TAKE IT. LOL>

    November 28, 2011 07:49 am at 7:49 am |
  5. mjbrin

    awww.....poor baby, can't handle the evil band. wow, i can't vote for someone who can't handle the heat of politics

    November 28, 2011 07:54 am at 7:54 am |
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