This sanctimonious MSNBC host isn’t so smug right now.
She’s been suspended.
Not from her MSNBC gig, though, but from her writing at The Daily Beast.
The executive editor of The Daily Beast decided to investigate her claims that her blog was hacked and that the ‘insensitive’ tweets weren’t written by her. But while that investigation is ongoing, they will ‘hit pause on Reid’s columns.’
Daily Beast exec editor @NoahShachtman sent this note out to staff today regarding the @JoyAnnReid situation. He says reporters @kpoulsen and @maxwelltani are investigating her claims and examining her history: “In the meantime, we’re going to hit pause on Reid’s columns…” pic.twitter.com/eJwwFeHSCn
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) April 25, 2018
For many, the issue isn’t so much what it was that Reid wrote.
Here is a portion from one of the articles she claims was a ‘hack’ to destroy her reputation as a progressive:
Keeping it real … most straight men feel exactly the same way, and would have the exact same reaction to the idea of stripping naked in a sweaty locker room in close quarters with a gay teammate. Most straight people cringe at the sight of two men kissing… Most straight people had a hard time being convinced to watch ‘Broke Back Mountain.’ (I admit that I couldn’t go see the movie either, despite my sister’s ringing endorsement, because I didn’t want to watch the two male characters having sex.)
Does that make me homophobic? Probably. And I’m not exactly proud of it. But part of the intrinsic nature of “Straightness” is that the idea of homosexual sex is … well … gross … even if you think that gay people are perfectly lovely individuals. For the record I’m sure gay people think straight sex is gross, too, it’s the that the nature of political correctness is that gay people are allowed to say straight sex is gross but the reverse is considered to be patently homophobic.
It’s shockingly reasonable for Joy Reid, actually.
But the real issue is that Reid has staunchly refused to ‘fess up and admit that, like other progressives, her views have ‘evolved’ farther left since the mid-2000s.
The archiving website that the blog posts came from had no evidence of having been hacked.
But the FBI is still opening up an investigation because Reid insists that she didn’t write those ‘homophobic’ things.
And understand that she would be the first to jump all over this story if it was a conservative.
One Twitter sleuth has some pretty startling evidence — the word ‘feud’ was misspelled as ‘fued’ on both the blog posts and her Twitter posts.
Let's be clear. Joy Reid did write all of these hideous blog posts, not only were they homophobic, they cheered on Trump, fat shamed Rosie O'Donnell, and were insanely mean
If you don't believe experts who know she's lying, her constant misspelling of 'feud' is a dead give away pic.twitter.com/MsjvaZB8Ig
— beth, an alien® (@bourgeoisalien) April 26, 2018
Kinda fishy, right?
But wait! There’s more!
An LGBT group rescinded her award and invitation to their dinner:
Well, that’s embarrassing.
People just don’t like that kind of hypocrisy.
Own it, Joy.
Admit that the left’s position has shifted and your 2010 views are no longer acceptable.
Admit that there’s been a sharp turn to the left for the Democratic party, the leftwing activists, and all the social justice warriors out there.
But for now, enjoy your newly-earned free time.