MSNBC anchor Joy Reid’s anti-gay blog posts which she supposedly blamed on time-traveling hackers has caused her ratings to dive. Reid clames the 2016 blog post, archived by the Wayback machine, was supposedly hacked in an attempt to frame her as a homophobe.
Last month, Reid kinda-sorta admitted to writing homophobic slurs that she’d previously insisted were the work of hackers. After days of speculation about her future, the MSNBC star addressed the situation during the April 28 episode of her show that airs every Saturday and Sunday morning.
“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."
Contemptor – a media and culture website -- founder Justin Baragona, who was previously a cable news watchdog for Mediaite, broke down Reid’s ratings for her shows that have aired since the controversy erupted. Baragona found that this past Saturday’s 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. ET hours of “AM Joy” finished last among major cable news networks in the key demo of adults age 25-54 – but questioned whether or not it was a “blip or a trend.”
It's those pesky Russians again.
Poor Reid. She's the typical liberal who runs her mouth talking trash and lies. When she's caught lying, she blames someone else -- or Russian hackers.
Watching the left eat itself is hilarious. When you've allowed your philosophy to declare that anyone who deviates or has deviated in the past even slightly from your narrowly defined dogma is somehow a terrible or evil person, don't be surprised when it comes back to bite you in the rear end later on.