Tweet of the Day: MSNBC’s Joy Reid politicizes Ebola, then claims she was doing the opposite

Either MSNBC host Joy Reid comes out on the losing end of a mini-firestorm she ignited on Twitter yesterday, or fellow libs, including Salon’s Joan Walsh, do.

To most observers, it seemed as though Reid was trying to excuse the Obama administration both for its bizarre decision to send members of the U.S. military to West Africa to combat the disease and for the confusion here at home about who’s leading the containment efforts.

Yesterday Reid tweeted:

Walsh tweeted a simple thank you, and other tweeters praised Reid for what they must have perceived as a “gotcha!”

The “anti-government wingers,” meanwhile, fired back critiques:

Today, Reid added this “context” to her previous tweet:

It looks to me like she’s trying to walk back a silly and divisive comment, but if she can be taken at her word, then she is throwing her supporters under the bus. Bad day in Liberal Land.

(h/r  Evan McMurry, Mediaite)

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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