MSNBC awarded controversial pundit Joy Reid her personal weekday present one year in the past this week when “The ReidOut” was born regardless of the host’s controversial previous – and the far-left host hasn’t toned down her conduct whereas serving as the liberal community’s primetime lead-in.
Reid was chosen by MSNBC brass to fill the 7 p.m. ET timeslot left by Chris Matthews’ sudden retirement after he was accused of creating inappropriate remarks to a feminine visitor.
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Her present has seen its viewership drop each month of 2021, and July is shaping as much as be its lowest-rated month ever. Reid, who survived a 2018 scandal the place she bizarrely claimed homophobic feedback from her previous weblog have been positioned by hackers, hasn’t stopped spreading misinformation, making outlandish claims, or pushing conspiracy theories since internet hosting “The ReidOut.“
Here are 10 occasions the MSNBC host discovered herself within the information over the previous year:
Reid was blasted for referring to Justice Thomas as ‘Uncle Clarence’
Reid caught hearth for utilizing a racial slur in opposition to Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas throughout MSNBC’s 2020 election protection, calling him “Uncle Clarence,” a reference to the “Uncle Tom” time period for Blacks considered as servile to Whites.
Following then-President Donald Trump’s remarks from the White House, the place he vowed to take any excellent poll counts to the Supreme Court, Reid sounded the alarm that the conservative-controlled bench would favor the president.
“It’s not exactly clear that we can trust Amy Coney Barrett and Kavanaugh and these others not to be just like Bill Barr,” Reid stated, referring to the legal professional basic. “So what I think scares people is that if [Trump] decides to do something that legally makes no sense … but if they somehow manage to stumble into the Supreme Court, do any of you guys trust Uncle Clarence and Amy Coney Barrett and those guys to actually follow the letter of the law? No! I mean, it’s a completely politicized Supreme Court that you can’t just trust that they’re going to do the right thing.”
This wasn’t the first time the “ReidOut” host tried to delegitimize Black conservatives. During the Republican National Convention, Reid advised that the GOP “trotted out” Black individuals to talk to be able to make White nationalism extra acceptable.
Reid mocked GOP as ‘Grand Q Party,’ questioned if state of affairs at southern border is mostly a ‘disaster’
Reid had fairly a present on March 23, dismissing the notion the surge of migrants that has overwhelmed border services is a “crisis” whereas permitting a visitor to say Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, “has pushed back against his Latino identity.”
She additionally referred to the GOP as the “Grand Q Party” and declared Republicans don’t care about unaccompanied youngsters alongside the southern border. The “ReidOut” host performed a montage of assorted Republicans calling the state of affairs a “crisis” earlier than questioning if that was the proper time period.
“Yes, migration at the southern border is a genuine political challenge, an ongoing one that spans several previous administrations,” Reid stated. “But is it a crisis as Republicans so desperately want the media to portray it as?”
Reid botched which means of knowledge web site FiveThirtyEight
In a single, error-laden tweet, Reid knowledgeable followers that the information web site FiveThirtyEight was named for George W. Bush’s 2000 election margin of victory over Al Gore in Florida and that the “Republican SCOTUS reversed the 2000 election.”
That was all incorrect, and it was particularly embarrassing for a former Florida resident who covers politics to so badly mess up the main points of the state’s notorious recount.
FiveThirtyEight is known as after the 538 electoral votes up for grabs in a presidential election, whereas Bush’s official victory complete over Gore in Florida was 537 votes out of greater than six million solid, resulting in a recount. The Supreme Court additionally didn’t reverse the 2000 election consequence; the Bush v. Gore resolution reversed a decrease court docket’s order to recount hundreds of votes within the state. Later analyses confirmed Bush would have gained the state even if the recount had gone ahead.
Reid stated Tim Scott was solely current at GOP press convention for ‘variety’
Reid claimed Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., was solely at a press convention opposing a minimal wage enhance to create a “patina of diversity,” in what basically amounted to her tokenizing the Black Republican.
Reid performed a clip of Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., explaining Republican opposition to a $15 minimal wage as a part of the $1.9 trillion COVID stimulus handed within the House. With Scott standing behind him, Thune stated such a measure would harm efforts to get Americans who misplaced jobs within the pandemic again to work.
“You’ve got to love Tim Scott standing there to provide the patina of diversity over that round of words, that basket full of words,” Reid informed Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash.
Scott’s press secretary Caroline Anderegg flagged the alternate and blasted Reid, saying Scott was “not a prop.”
Reid insinuated Republican senator is secret Kremlin plant
Reid referred to Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., as a conspiracy senator “by way of Moscow,” insinuating that he was a Kremlin plant.
The comment drew derision from liberal journalist and company media critic Glenn Greenwald, who stated it was “bats–t crazy and as much conspiratorial derangement as anything from QAnon.” This adopted Reid saying that President Donald Trump was “servile” to Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin.
Reid thought 2019 seaside picture was taken throughout coronavirus pandemic
“Today’s center of the #COVIDIOTS universe is Miami Beach, Florida,” MSNBC analyst Fernand R. Amandi tweeted, full with a photograph of a packed seaside.
Internet sleuths shortly identified the picture was taken for a 2019 Sun Sentinel article about Miami Beach legislation enforcement cracking down on rowdy spring breakers, practically a year earlier than the pandemic shut down the United States.
Reid claimed conservatives would commerce tax cuts to ‘overtly say the n-word’
The MSNBC host tweeted earlier this year that conservatives would all like to “openly say the n-word” and felt oppressed as a result of they could not be “openly racist.”
“I’ll say it again: people on the right would trade all the tax cuts for the ability to openly say the n-word like in ‘the good old days.’ To them, not being able to be openly racist and discriminatory without consequence is oppression. Trump is the avatar for this ‘freedom,'” Reid tweeted.
Her inflammatory tweet got here the identical day she stated states like Texas and Mississippi which might be opening up and reversing masks mandates are doing so as a result of White residents need Black individuals to “get their behinds into the factory and make me my steaks.”
Reid flamed for conduct throughout interview with CRT critic
Reid confronted intense scrutiny over her June interview with Manhattan Institute senior fellow Christopher Rufo, the place she repeatedly interrupted the visitor in what was presupposed to be a debate on essential race principle.
Reid had accepted a problem to debate Rufo following a dustup on Twitter, however the section shortly devolved when she barely allowed him to complete a sentence all through his look, condescendingly calling him “dear” and a “quasi” historian.
The far-left host was lambasted on social media following the section, together with by Rufo himself, who expressed his want to have a “real debate” the subsequent time he appeared on her present. MSNBC framed the interview on YouTube as Reid having bested him within the section, resulting in extra ridicule.
Reid doubted crime spikes are actual as a result of she hasn’t heard ‘anecdotes from buddies’ in cities
The “ReidOut” host expressed doubt concerning the rising crime fee throughout the U.S. as a result of she hasn’t heard “anecdotes from friends” who dwell within the cities being affected.
“I’ve seen more TV stories about crime than the actual anecdotes from friends in NYC or other big cities bear out,” Reid tweeted. “I mean summer is when crime always goes up and Shark Week happens perennially, despite the rarity of actual shark attacks. But it’s … odd for sure.”
Reid in contrast anti-CRT mother and father to segregationists, utilizing youngsters as ‘fodder’
Earlier this month, Reid in contrast mother and father who oppose colleges instructing essential race principle curriculum to their youngsters as segregationists. She tweeted out a number of photographs in an effort to check present activists in opposition to essential race principle to race segregationists from the Fifties and 60s.
“A reminder that the earlier versions of these ‘anti-fake CRT parents’ also used their children as fodder and false cries of “communism” to enforce their ultra-conservative, white-supremacist vision of America. #uncancelhistory,” Reid tweeted to caption black-and-white photographs of crowds objecting to integrating colleges.
That exact same week the “ReidOut” namesake additionally advised that the grassroots motion to cease essential race principle from coming into colleges was “being exploited” by QAnon and different conspiracy theorists.
Reid stays best-known for a 2018 scandal through which she claimed that homophobic feedback on her previous weblog, “The Reid Report,” weren’t written by her. In a narrative that shocked the media business, Reid blamed hackers and claimed to enlist the FBI to analyze her implausible declare. However, her story fell aside as she admitted she had no proof her previous phrases have been manipulated.
The MSNBC host ultimately admitted it was unlikely she was hacked however claimed that she didn’t recall making the offensive remarks, for which she apologized anyway. MSNBC stood by her all through the embarrassing saga and in addition made her one of many faces of its political protection, alongside fellow left-wing anchors Nicolle Wallace and Rachel Maddow.
Fox News’ Lindsay Kornick and Brandon Gillespie contributed to this report