MSNBC poised to give the weekday PM time slot of Chris Matthews to hateful Joy Reid
Reid currently hosts "AM Joy" which runs weekend on the network, but she also frequently pops up as a guest host or for appearances on MSNBC throughout the week.
Reid’s weekend show has been a venue for race hatred and lunatic conspiracy theories. Less than 3 months ago, she announced
Trump has always had designs on reigning as a monarch with unlimited power, rather than serving as a mere president in a democracy. But with the country facing an unprecedented public health crisis, what lengths might he, backed by an Attorney General whose writings and actions point to a fundamental belief in an all-powerful presidency—at least when the would-be king is a Republican—what lengths might Trump go to, to expand his power under the guise of national security?
She tolerates, with no objections voiced, guests who call for beating and destroying white people who vote for Donald Trump.
But even if hating Trump and his supporters doesn’t rate any sort of objection from the MSNBC suits, Reid has a history of anti-homosexual blog posts, which she proceeded to lie about,and then when busted, to apologize for.
Variety reported in December 2017:
That was just Round One. Later, Vox reported in April 2018:
Joy-Ann Reid on Saturday (4/28/28)apologized for her past “hurtful” remarks about LGBTQ people, following the resurfacing of homophobic blog posts from the mid-to-late 2000s. But she also said that she still doesn’t “believe” that she wrote the blog posts, suggesting — without evidence — that they were the result of an elaborate hack.
.@MSNBC's Joy Reid addresses homophobic blog posts:— MSNBC (@MSNBC) April 28, 2018
"I genuinely do not believe I wrote those hateful things ... But I can definitely understand, based on things I have tweeted and have written in the past, why some people don't believe me." pic.twitter.com/PWjdPfs5KB
Reid also went after openly homosexual Pete Buttigieg on utterly specious grounds, claiming a racist dog whistle in a tweet he posted less than 6 months ago, during his presidential campaign:
In the face of unprecedented challenges, we need a president whose vision was shaped by the American Heartland rather than the ineffective Washington politics we’ve come to know and expect.— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) January 29, 2020
Reid claimed in an interview with Buttigieg after the tweet (video below),” “Heartland, that sounds like a lot of people like a dog whistle for white voters.”
Umm, South Bend – where Pete comes from and which he obviously references as his heartland credential – is 26.3% black, double the national average share of black population. Reid betrays a racist presumption that black people are ineligible to be part of the heartland for some reason. What does this say of her perception of Smerica’s heart?
Reid obviously is being completely forgiven for her past sins, which is ironic because the time slot she is about to inherit was vacated when MSNBC fired Chris Matthews for his past sins of sexism.
I wonder how the LGTBQ communities feel about this selective forgiveness?
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