Know who the Left considers a hero? Joy Reid

Know who the Left considers a hero? Joy Reid

Yesterday I wrote a post chronicling MSNBC host Joy Reid’s sudden and precipitous fall in the wake of anti-gay and anti-Muslim sentiments posted on her now-defunct blog. To encapsulate, she initially denied writing the hateful slurs, insisting that her blog had been hacked and that some shadowy figure placed the damning comments there, presumably to frame her. This denial seemed incredulous from the start in light of anti-gay posts she had openly admitted writing about former Florida Gov. Charlie Crist.

Nevertheless, Reid persisted in her denials until yesterday, when she made this perplexing admission of sorts on air:

I genuinely do not believe I wrote those hateful things … [b]ut I can definitely understand, based on things I have tweeted and I have written in the past, why some people don’t believe me. I have not [sic] exempt from being cruel or hurtful to the very people I want to advocate for. I own that. I get it. And for that I am truly, truly sorry.

Shorter Reid: I’m no longer saying definitively that I didn’t write this stuff, especially since I previously made hurtful comments like this. Anyway I’m sorry.

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To the disinterested observer, this is a hollow apology, proffered purely in the hopes that it will make the controversy go away, enabling her to keep her job.

But how are liberals viewing this embarrassing seemingly final chapter in Reid’s career? Have at it:

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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