- Posted March 31, 2012 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
One year since Trayvon Martin's death
- Happy that justice was served
- CNN's forthcoming changes showcase the best of the network
- A bit saddened, a bit joyous and a bit upset at the bash party from others
- LAPD Chief should fire Sgt. Teresa Evans to help restore credibility in the LAPD
- U.S. backed renewable energy initiative hurts indigenous communities in Oaxaca, Mexico
Comcast's MSNBC should fire racist commentator Touré
In discussing the Trayvon Martin case on CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight, guest Touré displayed his arrogance and lack of tolerance towards the British host, stating that Piers Morgan was unprofessional and irresponsible in allowing Robert Zimmerman Jr. to be interviewed. Piers Morgan interviewed George Zimmerman's brother, Robert, and most viewers felt that the interview was fair as the British host did the best he could by pressing him for answers.
However, Toure Neblett, contributor at MSNBC, was very disrespectful and highly derogatory towards Piers Morgan and anyone who is not black and American. Toure tried to lecture the host by stating that what was "at stake here" was a "major moment in American history" as though the British host had no authority to be interviewing anyone related to the Trayvon Martin case because he wasn't American and he wasn't black. And insinuating that only black people would be able to comprehend and be sensitive to the "pain" that this issue has caused.
He also smirked that "NBC in the hallways, we were laughing at you" referring to Piers Morgan's interview. Apparently stating that NBC would not allow Robert Zimmerman Jr. to be interviewed because he would be spreading misinformation and not facts as Toure sees fit. It is his opinion that anyone speaking in favor of Zimmerman was "banding together" to help him. Toure forgets that nobody knows the facts as they have not been exposed yet. So how can he claim misinformation?
Toure said that the "depth of history" of the black community was something Pierce as a British national living in the United States could not understand. Toure also displayed his prejudice against George Zimmerman who he knows nothing about and is simply stereotyping because he killed a young black man. However, if the young man killed had been white, I'm sure his mouth would be as silent as it should have been to begin with.
Toure continually interrupted Piers throughout the interview and seriously believes his views are correct just because he is black and the host was not. Toure admitted his bias and admitted to a dark humored joke about Zimmerman he had made. In doing so, Piers Morgan exposed him as the unprofessional commentator that he is and ended the interview with this:
"...So, We are different people. I like to think that I'm a professional journalist, Toure. I think that you are something else..."
Piers Morgan was very proper and extremely patient in dealing with him.
Toure's rant was all about satisfying himself and he frankly did not care what anybody else believed. Most people find it extremely disturbing that MSNBC would seriously employ a racist commentator such as Touré. Biased and racist contributors like Toure Neblett, do not help. They contribute towards the hate problem in America and have no place on American airways. MSNBC needs to fire him immediately.