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NBC Now Screening The Roots' Music Choices for 'Late Night'

by Chris Harnick, posted Dec 9th 2011 11:10AM
The Roots NBCFallout from 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon''s Michele Bachmann intro music controversy continues.

According to EW, The Roots, the in-house band on 'Late Night,' must now get their song choices approved by NBC. The band's frontman Questlove said he understands the need for the new process.

"It's still a comedy show, so they promise not to step on my toes or that type of thing, but they definitely want to know the title of the song, the subject matter of the song, can it be seen as an insult?" he said.

The new screening process comes after The Roots played 'Lyin' Ass B--ch' when the Republican presidential candidate walked on stage.

NBC apologized to Bachmann a day later. Doug Vaughan, the vice president for late night programming at NBC, sent the congresswoman a letter.

"It was kind of wrong for me to throw [NBC] under the bus without telling them what it was, so I understand from a business standpoint," Questlove told the Associated Press.

Tell us: Did NBC make the right choice?



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xcalboy

Be grateful you still have a job. Had he done that against a Demoncrat, he would have been fired once news leaked the nature of the song. This COWARD still hasn't apologized to Bachmann, instead saying he was sorry for any women's groups and non-Bachmann supporters. To me, he should be fire, he is a punk and a coward, proven by the fact he lied about it being premeditated because he tweeted before show aired what he was doing and failing to say the actual words to the song,COWARD.

December 10 2011 at 10:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Arclight

If they have no impulse control, like children, then they should be monitored and treated as children.

December 10 2011 at 2:46 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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