MSNBC contributor Touré went on Piers Morgan’s CNN show Friday night discussing the Trayvon Martin case, and the discussion turned to Touré saying Morgan isn’t qualified to comment on the case. “You are too new to this situation to fully understand what’s really going on here, and what’s really at stake here for America.”
“What a load of fatuous nonsense you speak,” Morgan shot back.
Cutline’s Dylan Stableford reports, Toure took to Twitter Saturday night to write: “I should not have gotten caught up in ‘winning’ the debate with Piers. I got caught up with ‘winning’ on some masculine bravado bs when my whole point has always been justice for this boy. I lost sight of that.”
Morgan isn’t taking the apology and moving on. In reference to this story, this morning Morgan has been Tweeting things like:
Watch Friday’s fireworks after the jump…
Coming up this evening on “Piers Morgan Tonight,” American novelist and cultural critic Touré joins the program for a passionate and fiery debate on the circumstances and media coverage surrounding the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
In an exclusive primetime interview, Touré takes exception to host Piers Morgan’s coverage of the case, suggesting his British roots yield him unqualified to comprehend the complexity of the situation: