06/27/2011 09:40 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Chris Wallace Apologizes For Michele Bachmann 'Flake' Question (VIDEO)

Fox News' Chris Wallace apologized on Sunday for asking presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann if she was a "flake" on that morning's "Fox News Sunday."

The question, which Bachmann called "insulting," raised the ire of many of the show's viewers. Even Wallace's Fox News colleague Greta Van Susteren had qualms with the question.

"Is this how Chris Wallace would ask the same question of a man?" she wrote in a blog post.

In a Sunday web video, Wallace backed down.

“A lot of you were more than perturbed, you were upset and felt that I had been rude to her," he said. "And since in the end it’s really all about the answers, and not about the questions, I messed up, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean any disrespect.”


Bachmann rejected Wallace's apology in an interview with ABC News.