Origins: On Monday,
During the broadcast, MSNBC mistakenly put up a graphic identifying Mr. Innis as "Nigger Innis":
According to the Associated Press:
"Oh, God, I thought you guys thought I was a rapper or something,'' Innis replied. "Media bias continues. Just kidding. It's not the first time it's happened, but hopefully it's the last.''
It was strictly a typographical mistake, network spokesman Mark O'Connor said Thursday. He wouldn't say whether any disciplinary action was taken against the person who made the blunder.
Associated Press. "MSNBC Apologizes for Misspelling." Palm Beach Post. 7 February 2002.