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The term "bully pulpit" stems from President Theodore Roosevelt's reference to the White House as a "bully pulpit," meaning a terrific platform from which to persuasively advocate an agenda. Roosevelt often used the word "bully" as an adjective meaning superb/wonderful. The Bully Pulpit features news, reasoned discourse, opinion and some humor.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Jimmy Fallon: I Was ‘Embarrassed’ By Scandal Surrounding Michele Bachmann’s Intro Song

(By Alex Alvarez, Mediaite) - Host Brian Williams was joined by a typically fidgety (not to mention “shiny” and “pocket-sized”) Jimmy Fallon on 'Rock Center' Tuesday.

After listing Fallon’s many, many talents (singing, dancing, cat wrangling, etc.), Williams asked the late night host about the backlash he and his band received for playing Fishbone’s “Lyin’ Ass B***h” to introduce Michele Bachmann during her recent 'Late Night with Jimmy Fallon' appearance.

Fallon had Tweeted an apology to Bachmann after the show aired, adding that he was honored to have had her on this program.

He said he was “embarrassed” by what happened, and just wanted all the attention surrounding it to go away. He shared that he had called Bachmann numerous times, finally able to get in touch with her to learn that, actually, she’d had a “kick” on his show, even if she was disappointed by The Roots’ song choice.

Fallon said that The Roots’ Questlove (the drummer and “face” of the band) has even been yelled at by his own mother over the song, and that he also apologized to Bachmann.


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