If you want to give MSNBC anchor Allison Morris the benefit of the doubt, this was a really unfortunate slip of the tongue. Maybe she was conflating the New York Knicks with the L.A. Lakers, and ended up with something that sounds like “knick+ers.”
If you don’t want to give her the benefit of the doubt, it’s one of the worst Freudian slips ever to come from America’s worst news network.
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Just imagine the rage if someone at Fox, or NewsmaxTV, or OANN had said Kobe Bryant was “perfectly cast on the Los Angeles Ni**ers, um, Los Angeles Lakers.”
Yes, she dropped the full N-bomb while discussing the basketball superstar’s death. In some markets, the 15-second delay kept the remark from heading out over the airwaves. As you’ll see below, in others… it did not.
Uncensored version: MSNBC anchor inexplicably swaps “n*ggers” in for “Lakers” while reporting on Kobe Bryant death pic.twitter.com/d6oLHfJfbm
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 26, 2020
You can decide if that’s Freudian or erroneous. Just remember one thing. If Morris said this on any conservative-leaning network, it wouldn’t matter. The knives would be out, and she’d be fired, de-personed, and forgotten in hours.