On The Cycle today, MSNBC got a few more eyeballs and Toure apologizes for using a racial slur against Mitt Romney on Thursday’s show. Take a look.

TOURE: I muddied the discussion by using the ‘n-word. I could’ve made the same point without that word. I shouldn’t have used it and for that I’m sorry.

Toure apologized for using a word but not for accusing Mitt Romney of racism for describing the Obama campaign, which has slandered Romney as a bully, a tax cheat, a felon, a vampire, a thief, a murder and a slaver, as a campaign based on hate.

Toure stands by that slander. He just wishes he would have made his point in a way that did not bring the network suits down on him to make him offer up a halfhearted apology.