These days, all it takes is one slip of the tongue and your career could be over.
Alison Morris, an MSNBC anchor, is now dealing with this very scenario after making a major gaffe during the reporting of Kobe Bryant’s death.
That Oops Moment
Unfortunately for Morris, most TV’s today have a real-time rewind feature.
When reporting the death of Kobe Bryant, she seemed to get tongue-tied during the segment, dropping what initially sounded like the N-word when trying to say the Lakers.
Here is the broadcast as it went out…
The backlash was immediate, as though this woman was purposely saying a racial slur on TV.
Morris quickly issued an apology, saying that she somehow combined the Knicks and Lakers, to get “Nakers” as she was doing the broadcast…
Earlier today, while reporting on the tragic news of Kobe Bryant’s passing, I unfortunately stuttered on air, combining the names of the Knicks and the Lakers to say “Nakers.” Please know I did not & would NEVER use a racist term. I apologize for the confusion this caused.
— Alison Morris (@AlisonMorrisNOW) January 26, 2020
People were not buying what she was selling, though, and the liberal horde went after one of their own with a ferociousness that is usually saved for Trump supporters and conservatives.
If I am being honest, the first time I heard the broadcast, I thought she said the N-word.
I also did not think it was the atrocity that everyone was making it out to be.
You could clearly hear her stammering through the broadcast at the time, just trying to get the information out.
After seeing her tweet and listening to the recording more than a dozen times, I can sort of hear the “k” in there, but I can’t be sure.
Regardless, what we have here is a severe overreaction by people.
I don’t believe Morris is a racist, nor do I believe she would have purposely used this language during a broadcast and anyone thinking that simply needs a reality check.
Emotions were running high all day yesterday as the news of Bryant’s crash seemed to get worse and worse with every passing report.
I am not a fan of MSNBC, that is for sure, but Morris clearly does not deserve to get put on a spit and roasted for what was clearly an honest mistake.