Ed Driscoll

You Stay Classy, MSNBC

“MSNBC’s Toure: Romney is Engaging in ‘Niggerization’ of Obama,” Bryan Preston writes at the Tatler:

On today’s The Cycle on MSNBC, panelist Toure made up a new word to try to paint Mitt Romney as a racist.

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.”

S.E. Cupp called Toure out, calling him “irresponsible” for his comments. She could have added “illiterate” as well, since the word Toure used is not in fact a real word.

As Ace quips in response, “Toure Thinks Romney’s Using Coded Racist Language; So Of Course The Proper Response Is To Use Completely Uncoded Racist Language.”

Beyond that, during the left’s “New Civility” concern trolling after the horrific shooting of Gabrielle Giffords in early 2011, one pundit suggested to Chris Matthews on MSNBC that violent metaphors be excised from broadcast speech “in the way that we’ve stopped using certain epithets like the ‘n’-word in public forums.”

Presumably “public forums” excludes MSNBC.

(Of course, MSNBC is no rush to excise the eliminationist rhetoric from their pundits, either.)

Update: Exit question from Allahpundit: “Has ‘The Cycle’ tackled the thorny subject of the missile that hit the Pentagon on 9/11 yet? I’d be curious to know how that particular broccoli is racist.”