NBC took steps to smooth over Republican criticism in the wake of Rep. Michele Bachmann’s appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
A network spokesperson told EW.com, NBC reached out to Bachmann “privately” yesterday, and on Thursday CNN.com confirmed the Republican presidential candidate received a letter from NBC late night executive Doug Vaughan.
Bachmann’s spokesperson said Vaughan apologized for Fallon’s band playing “Lyin’ Ass Bitch” by Fishbone as Bachmann came on stage Monday night, called the incident “not only unfortunate but also unacceptable” and said Kimmel’s band was “severely reprimanded.”
And here’s something for NBC to be thankful for: Bachmann accepted the apology. According to CNN, Bachmann also spoke to Fallon yesterday and the two had a “nice conversation.”