Embattled MSNBC host Joy Reid has finally come clean regarding offensive posts written on her blog more than a decade ago.
“While I published my blog, stating in 2005, I wrote thousands of posts in real time on issues of the day,” she said in a statement. “There are things I deeply regret and am embarrassed by, things I would have said differently and issues where my position has changed. Today I’m sincerely apologizing again.”
Tacitly admitted is the fact that Reid herself wrote the posts, which she recently denied in an apology, claiming that her blog had been hacked.
The host of far-left MSNBC’s “AM Joy” is apologizing for the second time in nearly a month after old posts surfaced in which Reid disparaged Sen. John McCain, questioned whether Al-Qaeda was behind the 9/11 attacks, and suggested that Israel should not be a sovereign nation.
“‘A community that I support and that I deeply care about is hurting because of some despicable and truly offensive posts being attributed to me,’ Reid said. ‘Now many of you have seen these blog posts circulating online and in social media. Many of them are homophobic, discriminatory, and downright weird and hateful.’
‘When a friend found them in December and sent them to me, I was stunned,’ she said. ‘Frankly, I couldn’t imagine where they’d come from or whose voice that was.’
Earlier this week, Reid claimed that her blog had been hacked’ and that she had contacted the FBI to investigate.”
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Therein lies the problem for Reid. It is not just that she has been outed as a bigot, or that MSNBC has not reprimanded her for her disgusting behavior in the slightest, but that she filed a false claim with the FBI, which is a federal crime.
“In December I learned that an unknown, external party accessed and manipulated material from my now-defunct blog, The Reid Report, to include offensive and hateful references that are fabricated and run counter to my personal beliefs and ideology,” Reid said in a statement to Mediaite in April. “I began working with a cyber-security expert who first identified the unauthorized activity, and we notified federal law enforcement officials of the breach. The manipulated material seems to be part of an effort to taint my character with false information by distorting a blog that ended a decade ago. Now that the site has been compromised I can state unequivocally that it does not represent the original entries.”
Her attorney later claimed that the FBI was investigating the alleged breach.
“We have received confirmation the FBI has opened an investigation into potential criminal activities surrounding several online accounts, including personal email and blog accounts belonging to Joy-Ann Reid,” said Reid’s attorney John H. Reichman in a statement on April 25.
“I’m sorry for the collateral damage and pain this is causing individuals and communities caught in the crossfire,” Reid’s latest apology says.
But Reid is not actually apologetic for her actions, she is only sorry that she was caught.
If the rule of law means anything, law enforcement should investigate Reid, and potentially pursue legal action against her. Simple being a media personality does not absolve one of the laws that govern this nation.
As for MSNBC’s part, Reid should have been fired after the first incident of indecent blog posts came to light. Any right-of-center personality who behaved in such a manner would have been Roseanne’d – that is fired in less than an hour.
But Reid just keeps apologizing and equivocating.
“I am the daughter of immigrants and have worked to be a strong ally of these communities,” she said. “I believe the totality of my work attests to my ideals and I continue to grow every day.”
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