*Michele Bachmann wants an apology from NBC, accusing the network of showing “bias” and “sexism” after The Roots played the Fishbone tune “Lyin’ Ass B**ch” as she appeared on “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” this week.
Roots drummer Questlove posted a message on his Twitter page before the show aired gloating about the moment.
“Aight late night walkon song devotees: you love it when we snark: this next one takes the cake,” he wrote.
Fallon later posted on his own feed that Questlove “was grounded.” He issued a more formal apology later.
“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 said.
Bachmann, in an appearance on Fox News Channel today, said she accepted Fallon’s apology and hoped to speak with him today.
“I don’t have anything against Jimmy Fallon. I love him, he’s a kick,” she said.
But she said NBC owed her an apology, saying such an incident would not have been tolerated if Michelle Obama was introduced in such a way.
“This is clearly a form of bias on the part of the Hollywood entertainment elite,” she said. “This wouldn’t be tolerated if this was Michelle Obama. It shouldn’t be tolerated if it’s a conservative woman either.”
“This really needs to come from NBC. This is an outrage,” she said.
Complicating things for NBC: Questlove’s Twitter icon is a photo of him with President Obama. The band played at an Obama campaign event in Philadelphia in October 2010.