Grapevine: Michele Bachmann Gets Late Night Apology

Firestorm over controversial song


And now some fresh pickings from the Political Grapevine...

Band Aid

Late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon has apologized to presidential candidate Michele Bachmann over music played when she appeared on his show Monday.

Fallon's band used a portion of a 1985 Fishbone song with the controversial title you see there on your screen, we cleaned it up, of course.

There was quite a blowback. Bachmann was even defended by New York Democrat Nita Lowey -- who said the song was -- quote -- "...insulting and inappropriate. I do not share Michele Bachmann's politics, but she deserves to be treated with respect."

Bachmann says she has accepted Fallon's apology, but wants one from the network as well.

Don't Lift a Finger

Award-winning Russian news reader Tatyana Limanova is rapidly becoming famous worldwide for giving a one-finger salute as she was talking about President Obama.

While reporting on the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation Limanova mentioned that President Obama has previously been its chairman, and then this...


The channel has not commented but insiders say Limanova thought she was off-camera at the time.

They also claim the gesture was not aimed at the president but rather at studio technicians who were giving her a hard time.

Snack Attack

Well, a lot of folks get grumpy if they get hungry but a professor at California State University Sacramento may take the cake.

George Parrott walked out of his Psychology 101 class because none of the students brought him a snack.

The professor says he has been requiring snacks from students for at least 39 years and has bolted before when none were provided.

He says it's his way of pushing students to work together.

Members of the psychology department said that was unacceptable and told him not to do it again.

The dean also asked Parrott to stop making students bring snacks until the practice is reviewed by the university.