Boy is MSNBC's face red

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in General Discussion edited January 2014
Earlier this week MSNBC was talking with a guy named Niger Innis when whoever typed his name into an on-screen graphic made a little <a href="http://www.tvbarn.com/2002/ninnis.html"; target="_blank">spelling mistake</a>. MSNBC <a href="http://www.nydailynews.com/2002-02-07/New_York_Now/Television/a-140510.asp"; target="_blank">apologized profusely</a>. Whoops.
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  • Reply 1 of 25
    groveratgroverat Posts: 10,872member
    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />



    Now that's funny.
  • Reply 2 of 25
    Man, pretty embarrassing.



    If I was the guy typing the text for this guy's name, about to put it on the air, I'd be thinking "don't spell this wrong.... don't spell this wrong.... don't spell this wrong.... only one G.... only one g....."
  • Reply 3 of 25
    I've seen Niger on PI a few times. If I can remember right he's black and a conservative. I always thought damn, as a black man with the name "Niger" he sure must have encountered a lot of racial epithets in his life and yet, he didn't fall into the victim mentality.



    Of course, there's a lot of successful people who have overcome their names... Dick Butkiss, Dick Trickle...
  • Reply 4 of 25
    It was easy for Dick Butkus because he could smash your face into 4 pieces if you said anything to him.



    I know a musician named Richard Bone.
  • Reply 5 of 25
    artman @_@artman @_@ Posts: 2,546member
    Gee...you'd think Niger would have seen that on the monitors and said; YO MOFO! It's NIGER not NIGGER! DAMN!
  • Reply 6 of 25
    With a spelling like that you have to expect mistakes.



    This quote is great though.



    [quote]Innis appeared to take the mistake in stride.



    "Oh, God, I thought you guys thought I was a rapper or something," Innis told Jarrett. "Media bias continues - just kidding. It's not the first time it's happened, but hopefully it's the last."<hr></blockquote>
  • Reply 7 of 25
    [quote]Originally posted by Scott H.:

    <strong>With a spelling like that you have to expect mistakes. </strong><hr></blockquote>



    How often do you see networks screw up people's names -- even dumbed-down excuses for news channels like MSNBC? I rarely do.



    I take the position that it probably would've been LESS likely for someone to screw this name up, as sizzlechest said. If you're working at MSNBC, typing the name up to appear on the screen, I'd imagine it would catch your eye when you saw it in print (or whatever you were copying it from), and you'd double-check it to make sure of the spelling.



    I dunno . . . I can't totally discount the "somebody's subconscious feelings are creeping through" theory.



    Then again, I'm more troubled by the fact that he's a "Republican consultant." UGH.
  • Reply 8 of 25
    People **** up my last name all the time. They leave the "H" off.
  • Reply 9 of 25
    alcimedesalcimedes Posts: 5,486member
    they probably use MS Word to type out their crap, and it auto corrected it to "nigger"



  • Reply 10 of 25
    :0
  • Reply 11 of 25
    I wonder if the person who made that typo got fired.....
  • Reply 12 of 25
    groveratgroverat Posts: 10,872member
    Dick Armey
  • Reply 13 of 25
    ferroferro Posts: 453member
    I dont know...



    If I was the person who read that off a teleprompter... and I saw "niger Innis"... a "Red Flag" would go up and I would say "NiJer Innis"...



    Just in case...



    Maybe thats just me...



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  • Reply 14 of 25
    [quote]Originally posted by Scott H.:

    <strong>People **** up my last name all the time. They leave the "H" off.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    So they just call you "Scott ." ?
  • Reply 15 of 25
    willoughbywilloughby Posts: 1,457member
    My best friend had a principal in Cherry Hill NJ when he was in middle school named "Richard Head". I had a Professor named "Richard Kuntz". He preferred being called "Dick" too
  • Reply 16 of 25
    You're full of crap. There's no way anyone would give their kids names like that.
  • Reply 17 of 25
    jrcjrc Posts: 817member
    Acress Lara Flyn Boyle's Aunt's last name is NEGRO. (She's white).



    I used to work with her at Ameritech in Chicago.
  • Reply 18 of 25
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,435member
    [quote]Originally posted by JRC:

    <strong>Acress Lara Flyn Boyle's Aunt's last name is NEGRO. (She's white).



    I used to work with her at Ameritech in Chicago.</strong><hr></blockquote>



    There's nothing wrong with the work Negro...it's Spanish for Black. In Francais it would be Noir.
  • Reply 19 of 25
    alcimedesalcimedes Posts: 5,486member
    actually, a friend of mine has an interesting last name. it's not so bad for him, his first name is Soc, last name Dong.



    'course, that didn't go over as well for his brother Harry......



    <img src="graemlins/lol.gif" border="0" alt="[Laughing]" />
  • Reply 20 of 25
    One of my co-workers last names is Dick, and I was telling him I thought it would be funny if his parents had named him "Chokinonna."



    He didn't think was so funny.



    So I asked him "What about 'Mouthfulla'?" and he didn't think that was to amusing either.
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