MSNBC’s pundit, Touré, heaped a giant load of race bait all over The Cycle on Thursday night. [View the video below.] Of course, Joe Biden’s obvious ‘chains’ remark went overlooked, but when Mitt Romney uses the word ‘angry’ twice in the same part of his speech, then he must be engaging in ‘niggerization.’ Mediaite.com reports this eye-bleeding story. If you are standing, you may wish to sit down:
On Thursday’s edition of MSNBC’s The Cycle the group discussed Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney‘s assertion that President Obama should “take [his] campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago.” Co-host Touré saw what he believes to be explicit racial connotations beneath what Romney was saying, calling it the “niggerization” of the campaign.
“That really bothered me,” he said. “You notice he said anger twice. He’s really trying to use racial coding and access some really deep stereotypes about the angry black man. This is part of the playbook against Obama, the ‘otherization,’ he’s not like us.”
“I know it’s a heavy thing, I don’t say it lightly, but this is ‘niggerization,’” Touré said to the apparent shock of his co-panelists. “You are not one of us, you are like the scary black man who we’ve been trained to fear.”
The sad part is that Mr. Touré doesn’t stop there, as he proceeds to call basically the entire republican party a heaping pile of racist (insert expletive here)… of course, then denying what he obviously said about 4 seconds earlier. Take in the conversation:
Touré denied calling anyone a racist, which prompted Cupp to say, “Certainly you were implying that Mitt Romney and the base will respond to this dog-whistle, racially-charged coding, and hate Obama, the angry black man?”
“Absolutely,” he replied.
“That’s so irresponsible,” Cupp answered back.
“This is not a revolutionary comment,” Touré later said. “This is a constituency all-white party that rejects the black vote.”
“You have two white guys in Joe Biden and Mitt Romney,” Cupp clarified. “Joe Biden made the overtly racial comment and has a history of making bigoted remarks. Mitt Romney was responding to the comment. Yet he is the one responsible for the whole Republican history of racism in politics?”
“That’s not what Touré is saying,” co-host Krystal Ball interjected. “You’re twisting his words.”
“No, he can speak for himself,” Cupp shot back.
“He’s using the playbook Republicans have been using for decades now,” Touré concluded.”
Wow. I could be wrong, but I’m sure this Touré individual just called anyone who deems themselves to be of the conservative mindset as …well… racists.
How can this guy possibly get away with this? Better yet, how is MSNBC still employing this guy? If their idea of good press is having the hip hop pundit talk about the ‘niggerization’ of Obama, their lifespan should be coming to an end in the near future. I personally do not feel any sorrow for the folks who own MSNBC, but it must be hard to watch your viewers reach for the remote so quickly.