Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Michelle Bachman Dissed While Guesting On Late Night With Jimmy Fallon

Congresswoman and Republican Presidential hopeful, Michelle Bachmann has been the butt of many jokes on the late chat show circuit before, but did Late Night with Jimmy Fallon go over the line? Democratic Congresswoman, Nita Lowey thinks so.

Bachmann stopped by Fallon's late night show to promote her new book, Core of Conviction: My Story. As the Congresswoman was welcomed by Fallon, the show's house band, Roots, chose Fishbone's song, Lyin Ass Bitch, as her entrance music. Thankfully the band chose to sing, "la, la, la, la", versus the original lyrics that are so dirty Momma would have to use the whole bottle of Palmolive to wash that mouth out!

Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson, Roots's drummer, says the song selection was "tongue in cheek", even though he is a devout Obama supporter. Can you imagine what the reaction would be if this musical cue was played for say......Hilary Clinton???? I think we'd hear some uproar. Though I think we all might chuckle, just a tiny bit if it were played for say, Maxine Waters. (eye brows raised, scandalous grin, and a chuckle from moi).

NY-D Representative Nita Lowey says the song choice was "sexist". She issued the following statement, “I do not share Michele Bachmann’s politics but she deserves to be treated with respect. No female politician — and no woman — should be subjected to sexist and offensive innuendo like she was last night.”

Personally, I think very little is off limits when it comes to comedy but this would only be funny if Bachmann was "in" on the joke. Infringing a diss to a guest on your show is close to a form of bullying, especially since Thompson sent a tweet to his followers to tune in for the song and look the lyrics up. Fallon's folks should keep the funny coming but be a little more responsible next time.

Who do you think will get the Grand Ole Party's nomination?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Michele is the devil like most republicans!!! Most republicans are anti GOD, that pretend to care, but the truth is, that dont care about the poor or the middle class

November 23, 2011 at 1:16 AM  

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