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Conservative Blogger Decries Jimmy Fallon’s Foul Use of Fishbone

Is playing Fishbone’s “Lyin’ Ass Bitch” as Jimmy Fallon guest Michele Bachmann walks out worse than NASCAR fans in South Florida booing Michelle Obama? BigHollywood.com’s John Nolte thinks so.

In the wake of yesterday’s Late Night telecast, Nolte is banging the Breitbart drum about the sneaky sampling of a beloved LA band. He’s not sure if Fallon was aware beforehand of The Roots’ lyric-less song selection, but thinks it’s despicable:

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.

Nolte ends his blog by dismissively pointing to a piece of coverage this morning by the Washington Post. ‘Hey, look, no outrage!’ he writes.

Update – 11/22/11: As might be expected, Fallon has tweeted an apology.

Update – 11/23/11: NBC’s VP of late night programming has now formally apologized on behalf of the network, while Fallon has spoken personally with Bachmann.

Previously on FishbowlLA:
Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone Showing at the Laemmle Sunset

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