by Frank Holmes, reporter
MSNBC personality Joy Reid compared Jews with Islamic terrorists and spread extreme anti-American conspiracy theories on her defunct blog – and now she may be facing jail time for trying to cover it up.
On Tuesday, screenshots emerged that show Reid demeaning “Jewish jihadists” in a July 21, 2006 blog entry.
This came just days after a batch of newly uncovered web posts showed that she tried to excuse al-Qaeda for 9/11.
She promoted a phony documentary called “Loose Change,” which claims that the U.S. government, not Islamic terrorists, toppled the Twin Towers.
The documentary was so shady and error-ridden that it went through multiple edits to comb out waves of mistakes, and its producer, Dylan Avery, admitted many of its claims were false last August.
Actually, he sounds like a perfect fit for MSNBC!
The blog entries are the latest reminder that the “AMJoy” host is sitting on a minefield of humiliating and outrageous posts – but has yet to face any consequences… at least, yet.
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Reid blogged that the “Zionist regime” of Israel should be moved to Europe – an idea that originated with the former president of Iran.
She also posted a picture of Senator John McCain’s head pasted over the body of the Virginia Tech shooter, Seung-Hui Cho, with the caption “Baghdad John Strikes Again.”
MSNBC spent hours criticizing then-candidate Donald Trump for his remarks about McCain getting captured in Vietnam – but it signs the paychecks of a woman who compares McCain to a mass murderer.
Those posts came after investigators found older posts Reid had written opposing her left-wing viewers’ sacred cows: gay marriage and illegal immigration.
Unlike comedian Roseanne Barr, Reid didn’t blame Ambien for her writing – she blamed faceless hackers… and then she crossed the line even more.
“An unknown, external party accessed and manipulated material from my now-defunct blog, the Reid Report, to include offensive and hateful references that are fabricated and run counter to my personal beliefs and ideology,” she said in a statement.
She has since admitted she wrote the posts and issued two “apologies” – proving her first statement was a lie – and that may be her undoing.
The liberal morning star’s lawyer says she reported the alleged hacking to the FBI – and now she may be in legal jeopardy.
Her attorney claimed the government launched a federal investigation to look into who hacked Reid’s blog. “We have received confirmation the FBI has opened an investigation into potential criminal activities surrounding several online accounts, including personal email and blog accounts, belonging to Joy-Ann Reid,” said John H. Reichman.
But lying to the FBI is a criminal offense. It’s exactly the crime General Michael Flynn plead guilty to – and there’s no question Reid lied.
If the MSNBC host and her lawyer misled FBI agents as a publicity stunt, they could both spend time in jail – but evidently that doesn’t bother her network.
On Friday, MSNBC issued a statement standing by her 100%.
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“Some of the things written by Joy on her old blog are obviously hateful and hurtful,” according to a statement released by her network on Friday. “They are not reflective of the colleague and friend we have known at MSNBC for the past seven years. Joy has apologized publicly and privately and said she has grown and evolved in the many years since, and we know this to be true.”
In other words, MSNBC has no problem giving a hefty salary and a two-hour daily program to a known liar. So much for journalistic ethics!
Barr just announced that she’s starting a job at the conspiracy website Infowars.com. Maybe Joy Reid should follow her – after she loses her cushy job at MSNBC.
Frank Holmes is a reporter for The Horn News. He is a veteran journalist and an outspoken conservative that talks about the news that was in his weekly article, “On The Holmes Front.”