Wednesday, November 23, 2011

The Roots need to find another gig...

The Roots, the band for Jimmy Fallon's late night show, are a disgrace. I liked the Roots growing up, but this disgusted me. They chose the song Lyin' Ass Bitch from the band Fishbone, as the entrance song for presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann on November 22nd. Never mind the fact that Rep. Michele Bachmann is running for president. Never mind the fact that she is a respectful woman, wife, and mother. How about the fact that she is a CURRENT sitting Congresswoman, who deserves a certain amount of respect when invited onto a set that was once hosted by the late great Johnny Carson, who I'm sure is rolling over in his grave?

This is what happened: The band’s drummer Ahmir "Questlove" Thompson tweeted "Aight late night walkon song devotees: you love it when we snark: this next one takes the cake. ask around cause i aint tweeting title."

Here's the video clip:

I wanted to wait and see if he or his band would apologize. And how did Fallon apologize to Rep. Bachmann? By tweeting it to her. A tweet?!?! I mean he couldn't even send her an email, or place a phone call, or even a message tied to a pigeon's leg. The leader of the band when having a chance to apologize spent the time promoting his new album.

Since she's a conservative woman, the only sound you'll hear from most of the left is crickets chirping. Now imagine if this were a white band, and the woman coming out was a black liberal woman? How do you think this would be portrayed in the media? We already know the answer to that though don't we? Jimmy tweeted that Questlove was "grounded". So when is Jimmy going to fire them? I'm not going to hold my breath. I'll just leave you with two words: Don Imus.


Jamie said...

It's absolutely despicable what the band did! Of course we only hear crickets from Fallon and the left - it's only wrong when this kind of crap is done to one of them. Great post!

I'm a new follower and fellow Catholic Mother online. I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

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Danielle Hollars said...

Thank you very much Jamie! I love your blog also! I'll be sure to check back often!