MSNBC reporter Alison Morris responded to overwhelming criticism on Twitter after saying what many heard to be a racial slur while reporting on the death of NBA legend Kobe Bryant on Sunday. In a tweet, the reporter denies that she said a racial slur, claiming she "unfortunately stuttered on air, combining the names of the Knicks and Lakers to say 'Nakers.'"
NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, were killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California on Sunday morning. While covering the tragic story, MSNBC reporter Alison Morris appears to have used the word n****** in reference to the Los Angeles Lakers basketball team which Kobe played on for 20 years.
The MSNBC reporter described Bryant as "the kind of star that was perfectly cast on the Los Angeles N****** -- Los Angeles Lakers." MSNBC reportedly has a 15-second delay in which the left-wing news outlet was able to prevent the racial slur from being heard in some markets.
MSNBC apparently has a 15 second delay that was able to excise that inexplicable “n word” in at least some markets pic.twitter.com/ii7nfndgIM— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) January 26, 2020
The uncensored clip is making the rounds on Twitter along with a chorus of calls for the network to fire the reporter.
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This is not sad for Allison Morris. This is disgusting and shows that word commonly rolls out of her mouth. She must be fired immediately. I don't want to hear any excuses. @MSNBC #racismnotrace https://t.co/Swaa9otzwq— Anna Valdez, Ph.D., RN (@drannamvaldez) January 26, 2020
If this happened on Fox News, MSDNC would spend the rest of the election reporting on it. It would probably be introduced as a third article of impeachment against the president.
Allison Morris of MSNBC needs to be fired for what she said in regards to the LA Lakers...— ?Ashley??Lindalía? (@That_Astro_Chic) January 26, 2020
Fire Allison Morris now @MSNBC— Ty (@tyshotme) January 26, 2020
Did you even listen to the audio? If there was no racial epithet then why did MSNBC bleep it out? ????— Turnmytwittahon (@turnmytwittahon) January 26, 2020
So an MSNBC reporter accidentally used the n word when covering Kobe’s death and another one felt the need to bring up his sexual assault case. Is this what they consider paying their respects???— Big Ben ?? (@BenzoGoddess) January 26, 2020
It was a Freudian slip MSNBC would go ballistic & demand deplatforming if someone not part of the corporate legacy media had made that "mistake." Your company has attempted to get people doxed, harassed, or fired for making the "OK" sign before. Didn’t you make the rules? #Cancel https://t.co/n3NcTHX22x— Schiff for Brains ???? (@Dmess16) January 26, 2020
If a conservative reporter… Say on Fox News… Made that little slip up… He or she would have been crucified by the LameStream media. But have no fear MSNBC - your double standard is still here and intact!— VBR3po@Minuteman (@PolarBearViewf1) January 26, 2020
This post has been updated.