posted on Aug, 31 2018 @ 06:12 PM
Living in 2018, one thing you learn is that slipping up even one time and writing offensive slurs on the Internet can ruin your career or even your
life. While I don't agree with the practice of punishing people for their free speech, there is no denying it happens. There appears to be one
exception to this madness, however, and her name is Joy Reid.
Joy Reid operated a political blog for ~10 years before riding the anti-Trump/Russia "collusion" wave into a cushy political pundit job. Throughout
the years, there was a number of times she apologized for writing "homophobic" comments on her political blog. This is why it was particularly
confusing when Joy Reid was found to have made a handful of such statements years ago on the same blog (which has since been taken down, although you
can still access it via archive.org) yet opted to blame a mysterious hacker instead of copping to the obvious blunder.
She even went so far as to speculate on Russian hacking involvement, and claims to have reported the incident to the Federal Bureau of Investigation
last spring. Of course this claim was also unable to be substantiated, and I'd be very curious to see if FBI has made any progress. If not, it is
clearly just another example of "Morning Joy" serving an extra helping of lies and obfuscations with her television talk-show appearances
So has Joy Reid ever been fired/disciplined and was the incident really reported to the FBI as Reid claimed?
I don't think Joy Reid should be immune from the ridicule so many others have faced for making the exact same types of comments on the Internet.
Especially those with a colorful history of writing defamatory and discriminatory slurs on her blog.
To be clear, I don't give two hoots about the language she used. I don't care what language you use, that's your right. Free speech. However, I
believe in fairness and eliminating double standards (something any true liberal would also support). Joy Reid's immediate use of the hacking/Russian
angles smacks of the Clinton campaign's reaction to losing the election. Of course she started out blaming Comey, Bernie voters and Jill Stein. The
Russia angle evolved - unusually enough - despite President Obama's own denial of it ever occurring, after it became clear Trump's Presidency would
not be derailed. My point is that this goes to show you that they are not averse to invoking "hacking" and "Russians" as part of a lie, so why on
Earth would anyone trust those claims?
Especially when all the evidence points to Joy Reid being responsible for the posts. Not only does she have an admitted history of it, but the only
alternative is that a time-traveling hacker penetrated her blog in order to discredit a then-random poster on the Internet because he knew she'd be
an ardent anti-Trumper and significant in the proliferation of Russia conspiracy theories.