NBC allowed lying bigot Joy Reid to co-host an MSNBC town hall event on “Everyday Racism in America” Tuesday night, just hours after Roseanne Barr was fired by ABC for a racist tweet.
During the past few months, it has been discovered that on her personal blog, Reid regularly and relentlessly engaged in the worst kind of homophobia imaginable. While some may be willing to forgive bigoted rantings that are now ten years old, just a few weeks ago, Reid repeatedly lied in an attempt to cover up her bigotry.
Worse still, in a desperate attempt to cover up her anti-gay rantings, Reid sent everyone in the media on a wild goose chase looking for the hacker she invented to blame — the shadowy figure who broke into Reid’s blog and published all this awful stuff. Reportedly, Reid also lied to the FBI with her false hacking claim. By the way, lying to the FBI and filing a false report is a crime — you know, if you are a conservative.
NBC News’s allowing a lying bigot like Joy Reid to host a town hall on bigotry is not only an act of preening arrogance on the part of NBC News; it is an act of trolling.
The arrogance, of course, goes even further than the news outlet’s refusal to even reprimand its lying bigot. Instead, NBC exalts her, lifts her up as an example of tolerance and decency, as though it is NBC that will decide what is right and wrong, what is good and evil.