A news conference was held Tuesday by the sheriff of Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, to discuss a recent road rage incident that unfortunately resulted in professional football player Joe McKnight being shot and killed by suspect Ronald Gasser.
According to The New Orleans Advocate, Sheriff Newell Normand was announcing the arrest of Gasser, but took a moment to address the harshly profane and racially tinged criticism some members of his department and other local elected leaders had received from angry members of the community regarding the process of the investigation.
Part of that included Normand reading aloud for the media just a few of those terrible comments without first censoring them, which resulted in MSNBC cutting away from the news conference and anchor Tamron Hall issuing an apology for the language that went out over the air.
Breitbart reported that Normand first thanked those who had stood by him throughout the ordeal, saying, “Our elected leaders that stood by me, and I want to thank them again, you are true leaders, you are credible leaders.”
“You did not do what was in your best interest, you did what was in the best interest of your community, and you’re suffering for it, and I feel bad for you,” declared Normand.
Speaking of the emotions everyone was dealing with, the sheriff said, “It’s not fair. It’s not fair for him to be called, ‘You punk-a** Uncle Tom coon, we saw you sell out to them, you rat-a** f***** punk.’ That’s the tone of what we call our elected leaders for standing up and simply saying let justice prevail and let the process take its course.”
As Normand began to read another comment containing the phrase “you a**-kissing f*****,” MSNBC’s Hall jumped in to announce that they were pivoting away from the media event due to the unexpected language.
According to Mediaite, Hall said, “Ladies and gentlemen, we’re going to pivot from this, what has been, first of all, let me apologize for some of the language we were not expecting.”
“That is the sheriff from Jefferson Parish who used several, what he said were quotes directed at sheriffs in his department, slurs, racial slurs and homophobic remarks that we were not prepared and did not quite honestly expect from the sheriff of a police department,” she added.
Mediaite noted that, had MSNBC stayed with the news conference just a little bit longer, viewers would have heard Normand reveal even more offensive language that had been aimed at local elected and religious leaders, his deputies as well as himself, such as the N-word, “son of a b****,” and other assorted crude and hateful remarks.
You can watch MSNBC pull away from the press conference right here (CAUTION: Offensive language.):
While of course we don’t condone the use of such language, it would seem that MSNBC failed to recognize the point of why the sheriff was purposely speaking that terrible language in a live news conference when he knew it would be televised.
Normand did not share those remarks to glorify the language, but to bring public shame to those who would use such offensive words against others simply seeking justice through the process already in place, rather than bow to the whims of an angry segment of the population seeking immediate mob justice.
If MSNBC had noted such and stuck with the rest of the news conference, they and their viewers may have fully realized that.
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