Wallace Apologizes to Bachmann for ‘Flake’ Question

Calls the candidate at home

Fox News Sunday host Chris Wallace caused quite a stir this past weekend when he asked Republican presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann, “Are you a flake? But you understand when I say that, that’s what the rap on you is.”

Later, in his post-show blog, “Wallace Watch,” the host apologized for the question, saying, “I’m sorry. I didn’t mean any disrespect. I simply was trying to put an issue that’s out there directly to her because [some people] do dismiss her as a ‘flake.’”

But when ABC’s World News' Jon Karl asked Bachmann if she accepted Wallace’s apology, she said, "I think that it's insulting to insinuate that a candidate for president is less than serious. I'm a very serious individual." 

So, last night, Wallace called Bachmann to offer a more personal mea culpa. “I got a call at supper time this evening from Chris Wallace and he offered his apology to me directly,” Bachmann told Sean Hannity on his Fox News show later in the evening. “I had not heard from him until supper time today. When he called, he did apologize, and I was happy to accept his apology, and we’ll move on."