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Claim: During an interview with CORE national spokesman Niger Innis, MSNBC displayed a graphic identifying him as "Nigger Innis."
Origins: On Monday,
During the broadcast, MSNBC mistakenly put up a graphic identifying Mr. Innis as "Nigger Innis":
According to the Associated Press:
Shortly after [the graphic] appeared, correspondent Gregg Jarrett offered Innis a "profuse apology.''Last updated: 19 February 2008
"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.
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