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Bachmann Criticizes NBC for Double Standard for Conservative Women

As Patrick noted, Michele Bachmann made her entrance on Jimmy Fallon Monday night to the tune “Lyin’ A** B****,” which Fallon’s band, The Roots, thought would be funny to play.

“I am hoping to be able to speak to Jimmy Fallon today,” Bachmann said of the incident today during an appearance on Fox News Channel’s America’s Newsroom. “I don’t have anything against Jimmy Fallon, I love him, he’s a kick, it was a great opportunity to be on the show, I’d love to go back again.”

“But I think the point is, if that had been Michelle Obama who had come out on the stage,” Bachmann added, “and if that song had been played for Michelle Obama, I have no doubt that NBC would have apologized to her and likely they could have fired the drummer, at least suspended him. None of that happened from NBC and this is clearly a form of bias on the part of the Hollywood entertainment elite, but it’s also — I think — it’s sexism as well. This wouldn’t be tolerated if this was Michelle Obama; it shouldn’t be tolerated if it’s a conservative woman either.”

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