MSNBC's Touré Neblett Upset He Was Included in Exposé of Anti-gun Hypocrisy

It's one thing for a journalist to promote stricter gun control but quite another to put that belief into practice. That's the message of a video produced by conservative activist James O'Keefe, who visited the homes of anti-gun reporters -- including Touré Neblett, the co-host of MSNBC's “The Cycle” -- and offered to give them a yard sign that read: “This Home Is Proudly Gun Free.”

Neblett apparently is offended that his hypocrisy and fear at admitting he does not own a gun was exposed to the general public.

O'Keefe and other members of Project Veritas posed as members of the fictitious group “Citizens Against Senseless Violence” and showed up at the residences of journalists employed by the Journal News in New York and the Star-Ledger in New Jersey, as well as other public proponents of stricter gun control laws.

So how many of the liberals accepted a sign for their yard?

According to the staff at Twitchy.com, none of the liberal journalists agreed to post a sign.

Yep, it’s a-OK for the Journal News to publish the names and addresses of gun permit holders. But not one of these journalists was willing to announce to criminals that their homes are gun-free zones. In fact, three of the homes had armed guards, and armed officers questioned the Veritas gang at two locations.

However, the strongest response came from Neblett. O'Keefe stated that his reaction to the group's offer was: "Uhm -- I mean -- Uh -- I mean -- you know, I mean -- I mean, you know.”

In the video, the MSNBC host says: “I agree with you in terms of gun control.

“We can assume that you’re not a gun owner yourself?” an activist asks.

“No,” Neblett replies. “I’m not a gun owner.”

“What are the chances we can get something on this door?” another person asks. “Something that just says, you know, ‘this building is proudly gun free?’”

“I’d have to talk to my neighbors,” Neblett responds. “I honestly don’t know if they -- what they feel on this issue.”

“Good luck, you guys,” Neblett concludes as the group leaves his home.

However, after the video was released, he tweeted:

I treated the people who came to my home with great respect & engaged them at length & this is how you return that respect?

“Evidently, Touré’s widdle feelings got an ouchie when he discovered he was caught on camera,” the website staff responded.

O'Keefe responded to the MSNBC host's post by stating that perhaps “the public has a 'right to know YOU DON'T have a gun. Now they do know that.

“If you change your mind,” the conservative activist stated, “and decide you now want to be armed, I hear the process in NY just got a lot more difficult” since the New York state government passed tight restrictions on gun use and ownership.

He added that “when you have NBC friends like {David} Gregory, who is above the law, I'm sure the process will be easier than for us peasants.”

Neblett quickly became the target of other posters who support O'Keefe's activities. J_Dunkle tweeted:

It's not disrespectful to expose the hypocrisy of the left. It's a public service.

Moira1987 called the MSNBC staffer's response as “too funny” and stated that Neblett is channeling “his inner Piers Morgan: 'How dare you! How dare you!' Can dish it but can't take it.”

And Leah@gopfirecracker had some blunt advice: “Grow up. You whine more than my 7th graders.”

Among the other people O'Keefe and his group spoke with, Star-Ledger columnist Bob Braun told the Veritas crew: “I am on your side on this, but I’m just wondering if that’s not an invitation to somebody with a gun…. it’s an invitation to come barging in.”

O'Keefe summarzed the video by stating:

Surprisingly, we found that the homes of the very New York paper that was willing to put the lives and fortunes of gun owners at risk by publishing their names and addresses were also the most heavily armed and protected.

“The hypocrisy of New York's Journal News is beyond words,” he concluded.

This project was right on target in pointing out the hypocrisy of the left, and it should concern many of these journalists how easy it was to learn where they live and show up uninvited. Let's hope that they now understand the danger other people -- whether or not they own a gun -- have had to live with since the interactive gun map was posted.

Randy Hall
Randy Hall