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MSNBC's Touré isn't 'searching for racism\


MSNBC's Touré Neblett tells the Washington Post he's not "searching for racism."

His comment came when asked about a tweet The Daily Caller sent out last week, which contained the term "HNIC" (a rap lyric that stands for "Head N***er In Charge").

Daily Caller Editor-In-Chief Tucker Carlson was asked about the offending tweet and he told the Post:

I realize it’s habit on the Left to hunt for racists under every bed, but you won’t find one here. The employee who wrote it was making a reference to his favorite hip hop song. Not everyone understood the allusion (including me), and — even worse — there was a typo in the tweet. So we deleted it.

"Even more offensive [than the tweet] is Tucker’s brain-dead ‘the left looks for racists under every bed,’" Neblett said. "As if we’re here searching for racism."

Leaving aside whether The Daily Caller's tweet was racist or not (it referred to Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, who is white), it takes a Steve Jobs-level of imagination to believe Neblett isn't perpetually on the prowl for racism...

Here's an incomplete look at some of Neblett's commentary:

--On the GOP: "They don’t want to blame their ideology which is hostile to blacks ... It’s an all-white Party. If you just have a bunch of white people, you’re gonna come up with alternate realities that don’t make any sense.” Oct. 2012

--On Mitt Romney, who during his 2012 presidential campaign, said President Obama could "take [his] campaign of division and anger and hate back to Chicago": "[Romney's] really trying to use racial coding and access some really deep stereotypes about the angry black man. ... I know it’s a heavy thing, I don’t say it lightly, but this is ni**erization." Aug. 2012

--On Herman Cain, who was accused of multiple extramarital affairs and sexual harassment during his 2012 presidential campaign. "We’re going to see how open the GOP is to this black — their ‘new black friend’ when they find out he is harassing blonde women as opposed to black women. That sort of thing of black sexuality — predatory black sexuality. Very frightening in this country, still. Very threatening." Nov. 2011

--On Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), who in November called U.N Ambassador Susan Rice "incompetent": "[McCain] also gave us the horrible optics of he and Lindsey Graham as old, white, establishment folks wrongly and repeatedly attacking a much younger black woman moments after an election in which blacks and women went strongly blue." Nov. 2012

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