"Comments dug up by a Twitter user and published by Mediaite showed that Reid wrote numerous offensive jokes and comments several years ago about gay people on her now defunct blog, “The Reid Report.”
Initially, Reid apologized profusely for offensive comments she made roughly a decade ago suggesting that Florida Governor Charlie Crist (“Miss Charlie,” as she called him) may be gay, despite no evidence to back up her contention. But when a new raft of offensive comments surfaced ‒ about some lesbians' short haircuts and her objections to seeing men kiss men, among other homophobic remarks ‒ Reid originally claimed she’d been hacked, and MSNBC circulated a much-panned statement from a computer hacking “expert” which sought to make that case.
On Saturday, April 28, Reid got emotional on the air and admitted it seemed unlikely she was hacked, but that she didn’t recall making the offensive remarks, for which she apologized anyway.
“I genuinely do not believe I wrote those hateful things,” Reid told her viewers, adding, "The person I am now is not the person I was then."
“Lies, lies and more lies,” an NBC insider told Fox News, referring to Reid’s statement.
But after her Saturday remarks, Reid was showered with support from her fellow liberals and MSNBC colleagues, including by the most powerful person at MSNBC, Rachel Maddow, who is openly gay:
“Brains, guts, heart and soul — beloved Joy Reid has always been a treasured and brilliant colleague, but I've never been prouder to work with her than I am now,” Maddow tweeted.
NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck predicted to Fox News that because Reid is a “liberal darling,” MSNBC will continue to defend her, despite her shockingly homophobic remarks, as long as she pushes the network’s anti-Trump viewpoints.
“If Reid were a conservative… CNN would have six-person panel discussions about how this marks a new low for the right and their supposed incivility,” Houck said. “Even taking out the content of what she said, Reid's lying is what most people can agree on as being a very bad thing. This is par for the course at NBC as, after all, Brian Williams is now one of the top faces of MSNBC.”
Indeed, Brian Williams, who was caught telling fibs about his heroism during the second Gulf War, was punished in 2015 by being moved from NBC’s broadcast network to MSNBC, where he hosts a nightly 11 p.m. show."
So members, is this a double standard or what? They will not fire her, in spite of her lies, let alone her homophobic comments because she pushes the anti-Trump narrative.
As a result, we need to call out this double standard. Please find tweets and emails on the site to let MSNBC know the media bias they are demonstrating.
1 @MSNBC Your analyst Malcolm Nance doesn’t believe military veterans are honorable if they support President Donald Trump as reported on the Joy Reid show. #boycottJoyReid #boycottMSNBC @tnmorg Disgusting
3 @MSNBC @NBCNews Joy Reid could face criminal charges for lying to the FBI. Is this the type of person you want as a newscaster? She said she didn't (lie), then said she was hacked (2nd lie). FACT: she blogged homophobic comments #FireJoyReid
4 @MSNBC @NBCNews Reid stands accused of making a variety of anti-LGBT comments Reid says she didn’t do it. She says she was hacked. No one believes her. But you are standing with her. Double Standard. #FireJoyReid
5 @MSNBCPR Know what a double standard is? Keeping Reid on air. She gets away w/ saying "she didn't believe she said those hateful things. she didn',t someone else did cuz she was hacked." If a conservative said that, they'd be crucified. #FireJoyReid
6 @NBCNews Know what a double standard is? Keeping Reid on air. She gets away w/ saying "she didn't believe she said those hateful things. she didn't someone else did cuz she was hacked." If a conservative said that, they'd be crucified. #FireJoyReid