As Twitchy reported, MSNBC made it clear that nothing would happen to host Joy Reid, who “has grown and evolved in the many years” since she (or time-traveling hackers) inserted anti-gay posts, anti-Semitic posts, 9/11 conspiracy theories, Photoshops of Sen. John McCain as the Virginia Tech shooter, and more on her long-defunct blog.
That move by MSNBC still has a lot of people scratching their heads. No matter how much room one gives Reid to “evolve” into the kind of progressive who fits comfortably into a broadcast chair at MSNBC, what about the hackers? You know, the ones neither she nor MSNBC bothered to mention in their recent statements?
It’s not just that no right-of-center personality would get a pass the way Joy Reid has. It’s that no other network would be able to batten down the hatches and just wait out the storm and refuse to comment for day after day the way MSNBC is currently.https://t.co/LYQZUdyjk8 pic.twitter.com/DeMUmr82ja
— Jim Geraghty (@jimgeraghty) June 1, 2018
CNN’s S.E. Cupp is allowing Reid the opportunity to “evolve,” but …
This is the issue. Joy is allowed to “evolve.” With full forgiveness. But that MSNBC isn’t addressing the lying about her posts is a credibility issue. For her, obviously. But for the network…a BIG problem. When do they decide it’s not worth it? https://t.co/bl4JmhuDm8
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) June 2, 2018
We’re guessing as long as her lack of credibility doesn’t bother her viewers, MSNBC will be happy to stay silent about the “hackers.”
How is it not a huge deal that her obvious lie involved dragging *the FBI* into it — to investigate her non-existent “hack”? https://t.co/wQjjWwsmsX
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) June 2, 2018
When the right does it, it’s a media feeding frenzy. When the left does it, it’s a dutiful mention. https://t.co/UKeqS8wKjg
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) June 2, 2018
When you consider Brian Williams still works for them, and they way they’ve absorbed and moved on from leaking an Access Hollywood tape before the election, Lauer’s sex lair, etc – they’re pretty practiced at riding out storms. They’re like the Hati of networks. https://t.co/n7ezrmaYmB
— Chris Stigall (@ChrisStigall) June 2, 2018
NBC has not exactly clothed itself in glory when it has come to accountability this year https://t.co/n6tZq8w3m3
— Virginia Yankee (@RusselHenderso1) June 1, 2018
@JoyAnnReid is hardly getting “a pass”, but the outrage is certainly more muted for her than it would be for @Hannity in a similar situation. @MSNBC should cut its losses. Joy is very talented, but her name is now mud, much like Brian Williams (also on MSNBC). https://t.co/HCje0CjW3c
— Bay Brat (@Bayl3rat) June 1, 2018
@JoyAnnReid is the epitome of leftism. Obfuscate, lie & blame others for your indiscretions and only when forced, do you make a half-hearted apology…not because you’re sorry, but because you HAVE to to save your own skin. What a terribly shallow human being she’s proved to be. https://t.co/G2nsRF2UKj
— President Covfefe (@JTPaar) June 1, 2018
Other networks have audiences to be concerned about.
This is not a problem at MSNBC. https://t.co/fbY3XFdAyy
— Brian O’Kelly (@okelly_brian) June 1, 2018
GO FIGURE! Notice anything missing from Joy Reid’s apology for 9/11, McCain blog posts? https://t.co/eRqcoFoQIP
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 1, 2018
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