I'm in the blaming both sides camp on this one. First, Bachmann's handlers for putting her on a late-night liberal comedian's show where she could only look stupid (and she did)--I mean as much as Fallon isn't one of the top names when one thinks of late-night hosts, anybody who does their research would know that Fallon's politics strongly lean Left. Then too, Bachmann just isn't good when it comes to comedy. The point being what good could've possibly come out of Bachmann's appearance here? It's the same thing I wonder about when conservatives choose to go on MSNBC knowing full well that the network serves as Barry's "reelection team"? Secondly, this was just a cowardly move on the part of Fallon and his hip-hop band the Roots--granted the Roots do have a history of using intro music to diss guests in the past who weren't conservatives, but to think if this had happened to a female Democrat politician, the outrage from the MSM would be stupedous. That said, Fallow owes Bachmann an apology and Bachmann's handlers need to do a better job at vetting people before agreeing to allow their candidate to appear on their show, much less look like a fool or risk getting sandbagged:
Submitted for your disapproval, in case you haven’t already seen the clip elsewhere. Compare and contrast with the Fishbone original. The dumbest part of this, of course, is the drummer tweeting about it to make sure everyone got “the joke,” which defeats the purpose of disguising the insult. If you know the media’s going to be buzzing about it tomorrow, why not just call Bachmann a “lyin’ ass bitch” to her face? At least that way she’d get to defend herself and the show wouldn’t look like it’s stabbing her in the back.RELATED: The Five’s Greg Gutfeld Calls The Roots ‘Sleazy,’ ‘Cowards’ For Michele Bachmann Song Stab
A Twitter user asked the drummer last night, “you don’t think indirectly calling a guest on your show a ‘bitch’ might blow up in your face? & maybe it should? (I’m a democrat)”. Here was the response. Fallon himself tweeted a few hours ago that the drummer is “grounded” but we’ll have to wait ’til tonight’s show to find out if that means anything more than “please stop yelling at me about Bachmann.”
Two clips here, one of the intro and the other, via the Right Scoop, of Beck recounting his chat with Bachmann last night and her telling him what a nice time she had.
Update: See, it was a joke. Get it?
“The performance was a tongue-in-cheek and spur of the moment decision. The show was not aware of it and I feel bad if her feelings were hurt. That was not my intention,” Ahmir “Questlove” Thompson said in a statement…
Thompson is a known supporter of President Obama and has contributed to his campaign. His Twitter account features a photograph of the drummer with the president.