Touré apologizes for Romney comment

UPDATE: Touré has apologized. “In retrospect, I muddied the discussion by using the ‘n-word,’” he said on Friday's show. “I could have made the same point without that word. I shouldn't have used it, and for that I’m sorry.”

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Erik Wemple reports that Mitt Romney's campaign is "reaching out" to NBC about a remark made by MSNBC host/cultural critic Touré on "The Cycle."

Touré had this to say Thursday about Romney's attacks on Obama:

"I don’t say it lightly, but this is Niggerization. You are not one of us. You are like the scary black man we've been trained to fear."

Rachel Weiner covers local politics for The Washington Post.
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