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MSNBC is on quite a roll this week – first one of the hosts called Mitt Romney a ‘criminal’ who has likely committed a felony. Then another host said Mitt Romney’s use of the word ‘angry’ to describe Barack Obama was really just racist code to fire up the racist republican base. SE Cupp stepping in and thoroughly dismantled the allegation.


In the segment, The Cycle co-host Toure said of Romney, “You notice he said anger twice. He’s really trying to use racial coding and access some really deep stereotypes about the angry black man. This is part of the playbook against Obama, the ‘otherization,’ he’s not like us.”

“I know it’s a heavy thing, I don’t say it lightly, but this is ‘ni**erization,’ he added. “You are not one of us, you are like the scary black man who we’ve been trained to fear.”

After playing the audio, Glenn jumped in, “You talk about a conspiracy theorist, you know, me being a conspiracy theorist, I didn’t get the decoder ring in the box of cereal.”

In the segment,fellow co-host S.E. Cupp, however, shot back “Certainly you were implying that Mitt Romney and the base will respond to this dog-whistle, racially-charged coding, and hate Obama, the angry black man?”

When Toure said that was “absolutely” what he meant, Cupp said, “Joe Biden made the overtly racial comment and has a history of making bigoted remarks. Mitt Romney was responding to the comment. Yet he is the one responsible for the whole Republican history of racism in politics?”

It’s nice to know that even though S.E. is outnumbered, she is bringing at least one lone, sane voice to the wasteland of journalism that is MSNBC.