Michele Bachmann has said she is
disappointed with how NBC delivered an apology over a Jimmy Fallon
song flap, the New
York Daily News reported.
During an appearance last week on Late
Night with Jimmy Fallon, the band played a portion of a 1985 song
titled Lying Ass Bitch.
The song includes the lyrics, “She
always says she needs you, but you know she really don't care.”
Fallon's house band the Roots is led by
Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, who said that the song was a
“tongue-in-cheek and spur-of-the-moment decision.”
Fallon said in a tweet that he was “so
sorry about the intro mess” and Thompson took responsibility for
“The show was not aware of it and I
feel bad if her feelings were hurt,” Thompson said. “That was
not my intention.”
Doug Vaughn, NBC's senior vice
president for special programs, also apologized in a letter to the
Republican presidential candidate.
Bachmann, however, said the apology
fell short because it wasn't delivered from the network's CEO.
“Of course I accept the apology but
my guess is that it would have been the president of the NBC that
would have been apologizing not a senior vice president,” had a
similar situation occurred to Michelle Obama, she told KLIF radio in
She also dismissed Thompson's claim
that the song choice was a spontaneous decision.
“Clearly it wasn't. It was
premeditated,” she insisted. “[Thompson] had tweeted twice
before the show what his intentions were.”
“I'm a serious candidate for the
presidency of the United States, but I'm a conservative Republican
woman. That's a double standard,” she added.