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MSNBC’s Touré Stops Tweeting

Toure 304Following strong pushback from the Jewish community in May for Twitter comments deemed anti-semitic, MSNBC’s Touré has apparently found his social media solution: stop tweeting.

BuzzFeed’s Dorsey Shaw noticed yesterday that “The Cycle” co-host hasn’t tweeted since May 27, when he penned a tweet apologizing for “using a shorthand that was insensitive and wrong.”

The shorthand was in response to a user describing their family’s experience during and after the Holocaust. “The power of whiteness,” Toure tweeted in response.

“It was Touré’s personal choice to stop tweeting after deciding he has more valuable things to do than be on Twitter,” an MSNBC spokesperson tells TVNewser. “This was not a push or decision made by management.”

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Jewish Organization Slams Touré’s Tweet: ‘Disgusting Anti-Semitism’

MSNBC’s Touré received strong condemnation from a Jewish organization today for comments he made last week on Twitter.

On Friday, the MSNBC host responded to a tweet from someone describing their family’s experience during and after the Holocaust.

“It’s obviously absurd and smacks of intense and disgusting anti-Semitism,” Efraim Zuroff, Israel office director at the Simon Wiesenthal Center told TheBlaze. “It’s reverse-racism basically.”

He continued: “There is no question that part of the anti-Semitism that we see has its roots in the form of jealousy. This is a perfect example: ‘Jews made it because they’re white and Jews.’”

Touré has not tweeted again since Friday. We’ve reached out to MSNBC to see if he will address the criticism on-air, but haven’t heard back yet.

>>Update: Touré has apologized via Twitter. Read more

2014 TVNewser Bracket Challenge: Championship Update

championshipWe’re down to two, as the Kentucky Wildcats face the Connecticut Huskies tonight with the NCAA men’s basketball championship on the line.

The TVNewser bracket challenge title is also up for grabs. CNN meteorologist Chad Myers is currently in the lead with 77 points. But Fox News copy editor Martin Hill is hot on his heels, sitting one point behind with 76 points.

NBC’s Betsy Fischer, NBC’s Bill Karins, and CNBC’s Brian Steel round out the top five.

The full standings after the jump.

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2014 TVNewser Bracket Challenge: ‘Final Four’

Final FourThe NCAA men’s college basketball tournament is down to four teams.

Yesterday’s conclusion to the “Elite 8″ was not the best for the state of Michigan, with both of its teams being knocked out of the tournament.  Connecticut took down Michigan St. while Kentucky defeated Michigan. The day before, Dayton’s upset streak ran out, losing to Florida, while Wisconsin beat Arizona.

As Connecticut, Kentucky, Florida, and Wisconsin square off in Texas this weekend to decide who advances to the championship game, the 2014 TVNewser March Madness bracket challenge remains close. Just six points separate the current first place TV new pro, CNN meteorologist Chad Myers, from the fifth place competitor, currently a tie between two CNBCers, Brian Steel and Todd Bonin.

Take a look at the full standings after the jump.

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2014 TVNewser March Madness Bracket Challenge: ‘Sweet 16′

NCAA march madnessWe’re down to the “Sweet 16,” as this past weekend produced some more big upsets in the 2014 NCAA men’s basketball tournament.

Dayton continued its upset streak, this time beating the Syracuse Orange, while Stanford took down Kansas. The “next round of competition begins Thursday.

TVNewser’s bracket challenge is also in full swing with some of the TV news industry’s biggest on-air and behind-the-scenes names. Like the last round,  the standings are very close, with the leader up by just one point.

Take a look at the full standings, after the jump.

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2014 TVNewser Bracket Challenge, Who’s In?

NCAA march madnessThe NCAA college basketball tournament begins today, and with it comes the start of the 2014 TVNewser Bracket Challenge. Once again, some of of the best and brightest on-air and behind-the-scenes names in TV news compete to be the last one standing. 2013′s winner, “CBS This Morning” EP Chris Licht, is back to defend his crown. Here’s who he’s up against:

Team ABC:

Gio Benitez, Correspondent

Rick Klein, Political Director

Sandy Cannold, EP/Senior Business Editor

Team Bloomberg:

Matt Miller, Auto and Aviation Reporter, Bloomberg TV

Team CBS News:

Chris Licht, VP, Programming/EP, “CBS This Morning”

Norah O’Donnell, Anchor, “CBS This Morning”

Greg Bracco, Broadcast Graphics

Team CNBC:

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MSNBC’s Touré Borrows From Frank Underwood

Toure House of CardsIn a monologue about Netflix’s “House of Cards” Friday afternoon, MSNBC’s Touré borrowed a page from Kevin Spacey‘s star character Frank Underwood.

Shifting from looking straight into the camera, Touré turned his head for a tight camera shot, mimicking Underwood’s trademark asides during each episode.

“Speaking of conscience, I’ll try not to spoil anything,” Touré said in his own aside. “If you haven’t finished season two by now, you deserve no more mercy from me than you’d get from Frank if you were in his way.”

He also said it was fun seeing all his colleagues at MSNBC doing celebrity cameos as themselves during season two— and that  “The Cycle” is more than available for season three. Read more

Touré Calls Out ‘White Leaders’ O’Reilly, Limbaugh and Don Lemon?

Toure 304MSNBC’s Touré likes to stir things up on Twitter. He did it again over the weekend calling out “white leaders” Bill O’Reilly, Rush Limbaugh and African-American CNN host Don Lemon.

His first tweet wondered why these white media leaders weren’t speaking up about white-on-white violence, lumping in Lemon with Limbaugh and O’Reilly.

“The Cycle” co-host continued on the topic for another 10 tweets and responses while clarifying:

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‘The Cycle’ ‘Geography Refresher’ Gets The Geography Wrong

keafricaAnother month, another geography-related error. This time, the culprit was Touré of MSNBC’s “The Cycle.

Unlike his colleagues at “Martin Bashir” last month or “NBC Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams in July, his error was not part of a graphic that appeared on-screen, but in the script. It was exacerbated however by the fact that Touré began the segment by calling it a”geography refresher,” in reference to the mall shooting in Nairobi, Kenya.

“Here is your Monday Geography refresher, Kenya is located on the northern coast of Africa, right next door to Somalia,” he said

Kenya is adjacent to Somalia, but it is definitely not on the northern coast of Africa, it is on the eastern coast. (image to the left via World Atlas)

Still, as CNN showed in 2011 and Katie Couric showed in 2008, simple geography errors have a way of going viral.

Video of the segment can be seen here via Mediaite.

The Afternoon Ticker: Esquire Moves, Lemon Talks, Toure Tweets

  • NBCU has decided its new Esquire channel will replace the Style Network instead of G4 on cable systems. Execs decided Style is replaceable as it’s too much like E!, Bravo and Oxygen.

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