MSNBC’s Touré Insists He’s Living Proof Marijuana Doesn’t Harm Intelligence

On Friday we learned that New York Times columnist David Brooks does not approve of marijuana legalization on account of his belief that the drug dulls the minds of its habitual users.

Sure, that’s what a lot of those pointed-headed scientist types think but why should we listen to them? Instead, we should take the word Touré Neblett, currently an MSNBC pundit and quite possibly one of the dumbest people ever to appear regularly on television.

Reacting to the Brooks column in a Friday segment on MSNBC’s The Cycle non-debate debate program, Neblett confidently asserted that moderate marijuana use does not negatively impact people’s lives:

“You can integrate a small amount of marijuana into your life without wrecking your mind or losing your life or losing your marriage or all these sorts of things,” he stated.

When asked by his co-host Krystal Ball why he would know such a thing, Neblett replied that his own “personal experience” proved that Mary Jane doesn’t rot the brain.

“I do know that from personal experience and I’m not afraid or embarrassed to admit that,” he said.

Neblett continued: “Brooks has this argument that if you smoke weed, it makes you dumber, right? I mean, like, I read his article, I feel like that made me a little dumber, too.”

Despite his stated beliefs, if one were to look solely at his actions, an impartial observer would have to conclude that Neblett is actually trying to prove that David Brooks was correct. In the year and a half since he started with The Cycle, Neblett has really distinguished himself for his stupidity. That’s saying a lot considering the intramural competition.

In November, for instance, Neblett implied that gerrymandering, the politicized redrawing of congressional districts, can have an impact on the election prospects of U.S. senators. One month later, he deliberately stated that black CNN anchor Don Lemon is a “white leader.” He also appears to believe that California Senators Barbara Boxer and Dianne Feinstein are not actually from the same state.

And who can forget the MSNBC host’s cocksure pronouncement that George Zimmerman was not Hispanic but rather a “Peruvian American?”

Besides being a 9/11 truther, Neblett has stated that he thinks that his fellow Democrats as a party do not use “racial code.” He said this literally less than one month after Vice President Joe Biden told a mostly black audience that Republicans were “going to put y’all back in chains.”

Neblett’s comment also came less than a month after the MSNBC pundit himself accused Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney of conducting a “niggerization” campaign against President Barack Obama.

For the children, one hopes that someone passes a law banning Neblett from reading any future David Brooks columns. Were he to become even “a little dumber,” the vacuum that might result could trigger a cosmic singularity.

Hat tip: Noah Rothman.

Matthew Sheffield
Matthew Sheffield
Matthew Sheffield, creator of NewsBusters and president of Dialog New Media, an internet marketing and design firm, left NewsBusters at the end of 2013