RAW DOGMA written by Nkrumah Steward
|MSNBC Apologizes For Nigger Innis Misspelling
|Niger Innis, Republican consultant,
conservative strategist, National Spokesman for the Congress of Racial
Equality, was being interviewed by Gregg Jarrett on MSNBC when his
name was slightly misspelled beneath his image. Instead of reading
Niger Innis it read
The producers of the show only caught the misspelling only after it
was broadcast on-air.
Innis was on to make excuses for former Enron Chairman Kenneth Lay's decision not to testify before a Senate committee.
Gregg Jarrett, who was interviewing Innis, mentioned the mistake on-air
after the commercial break.
"Let me offer a profuse apology from
this network," Jarrett told Innis. "We
accidentally misspelled your name in the last hour and we are terribly
Innis appeared to take the mistake in a fashion typical of your stereotypical
African-American Republican consultant.
"Oh, God, I thought you guys thought
I was a rapper or something," Uncle Tom Innis told Jarrett
with a perfect impersonation of Willie Best , the buck-eyed, forever-terrified
'Coon' made famous in so many Bob Hope comedies. "Media
bias continues - just kidding. It's not the first time it's happened,
but hopefully it's the last."