Politics

Michele Bachmann Bashes "Sexist" NBC for "Lyin' Ass Bitch" Song

| by Mark Berman Opposing Views

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is calling for the person who chose an offensive song as her intro music on Jimmy Fallon's TV show to be fired or at least disciplined.

When Bachmann walked onto the "Late Night" stage Monday night, Fallon's band "The Roots" played a song called "Lyin' Ass Bitch." No one noticed at the time -- a band member's tweet alerted everyone afterwards.

Yahoo! News reports that Fallon has since apologized, tweeting on Tuesday:

"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. Actually it was a fun interview. She helped me with my Minnesota accent. (I still sound Irish)."

But that is not enough for Bachmann. Appearing on Fox News on Wednesday, Bachmann said the person responsible for the song should face the music. She also slammed NBC for not issuing an apology itself, and said the "sexist" network has a double standard when it comes to its treatment of Republican women.

"This wouldn't be tolerated if it were Michelle Obama, and it shouldn't be tolerated for a conservative woman," Bachmann said.

Bachmann is getting support from her House colleagues from the other side of the aisle.

"The choice of song to introduce Michele Bachmann on 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' last night was insulting and inappropriate," Democratic New York Rep. Nita Lowey told Politico. on Tuesday. "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."