Stay classy, NBC.
The video above confirms that the National Broadcasting Company's house band for the "Jimmy Fallon Show" serenaded a sitting Congresswoman and presidential candidate with more than a few notes from Fishbone's "Lyin' Ass Bitch."
What a cruel thing to do, and it's the last thing you'd expect from someone like Jimmy Fallon, who does come off (or used to) as a pretty decent guy. Michele Bachmann was a "guest"
on Fallon's show and yet he and his house band sucker punch her with "Lyin' Ass Bitch"?
Actually, it's not.
The game is rigged and has been since the beginning. Candidates today are expected to go on Late Night as part of the presidential ritual, but the outcome more often than not is something like this. Democrats receive respect, Republicans get grilled
, gotcha'd and humiliated, and Obama gets his boots licked
No doubt some misguided leftists will try to compare this to Michelle Obama getting booed at NASCAR, but she wasn't set up to get booed and she wasn't booed by her hosts at NASCAR. Bachmann was obviously set up, but because it's now acceptable to attempt to humiliate and denigrate Republican women, even with the use of the word "bitch," don't hold your breath for those outraged by the NASCAR incident to say a word about this.
This is also a political move on NBC's part, a way to undermine a candidate by turning them into a joke. They might as well have put a "kick me" sign on her back.
Hey, look, no outrage at WaPo
In August, Jimmy Fallon attended a $35,800 Obama fundraiser