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MSNBC silent as Joy Reid continues series of controversial and bizarre remarks


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Joy Reid’s MSNBC colleagues are silent as she continues her pattern of controversial and often bizarre or hateful remarks on the liberal network.

During an interview with failed New York City mayoral candidate Maya Wiley on Monday, the MSNBC host drew a comparison between Senate Republicans opposed to Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Brown Jackson and former segregationists, Dixiecrats.

“Do you think ultimately, the history books, do you think they’ll even care that they go down to the Dixiecrat side of history here?” Reid asked before reiterating his Dixiecrat comparison on Twitter.

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Joy Reid speaks onstage during the 2019 Global Citizen Festival: Power The Movement on September 28, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for Global Citizen)
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The MSNBC host attacked the GOP again last month over Jackson’s Supreme Court nomination when she said Republicans were treating her like a “black customer they follow around the store.”

Reid’s history of using politically and racist language on MSNBC dates back to her first weekend talk show “AM Joy,” but her commentary since then has become more shrill and pervasive since landing her own weekday prime time show, “The ReidOut”.

Two weeks after Russia invaded Ukraine, Reid suggested that the international response to the conflict would be less important if the country attacked was not “white” and “largely Christian”.

Reid often uses her platform to share controversial thoughts and opinions on hot news. As a result, she is frequently mocked and criticized by conservatives for her outlandish remarks, but her MSNBC colleagues seem unbothered.

Fox News Digital has reached out to MSNBC hosts and presenters Mika Brzezinski, Joe Scarborough, Jose Diaz-Balart, Andrea Mitchell, Chuck Todd, Katy Tur, Hallie Jackson, Nicolle Wallace, Ari Melber Chris Hayes, Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O’Donnell and Stephanie Ruhle asking if they support, condemn or have any comments on a variety of recent controversial comments by Reid. None of them answered.

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MSNBC silent as Joy Reid continues series of controversial and bizarre remarks

Kyle Rittenhouse his legal team as the jury leaves court for the day at the Kenosha County Courthouse on November 5, 2021 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. (Photo by Sean Krajacic – Pool/Getty Images)
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Some of the tweets that Reid’s colleagues have not commented on include: his assertion that Republicans are a “pro-rape” and “pro-child marriage” party, a tweet suggesting anyone from the GOP opposing to Ketanji Brown Jackson is on the “dixiecrat side of history,” a claim that “Republicans vote like al-Qaeda fighters: with a patient, long-term goal of seizing power and forcing culture libertine to bow under the boot; no matter how many elections it takes,” his theory that Kyle Rittenhouse and Judge Brett Kavanaugh benefited from “white male tears” and the belief that “right-wingers would trade all the tax cuts for the ability to openly say the n-word”.

Reid’s fellow MSNBC hosts and presenters were also asked about a long list of specific headline-grabbing comments she said on air, such as referring to Judge Clarence Thomas as “Uncle Clarence.”

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During Kyle Rittenhouse’s trial, Reid said the teenager’s acquittal had historical precedent and was rooted in the days of “slave catchers”.

“This country was built on the idea that white men had a particular kind of freedom and a particular kind of citizenship that only they have that gives, you know, from the slave hunters, the right to inflict violence in the name of protecting property is like the fundamental creation of the United States,” Reid said after Rittenhouse’s acquittal.

MSNBC silent as Joy Reid continues series of controversial and bizarre remarks

MSNBC’s Chuck Todd and Rachel Maddow are among Joy Reid’s colleagues who haven’t condemned her recent rhetoric.
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Moments later on the show, Reid added that the verdict could give people an “excuse” to attack Black Lives Matter protesters and said the group’s supporters should be “very scared tonight.”

Reid is used to making comparisons between modern events and slavery.

While questioning two of the Texas Democrats who flew out of state on a private jet to deny quorum and prevent a state election bill, Reid asked the Rep. state Chris Turner if he feared arrest under the Fugitive Slave Law.

“I need to tell you about this threat to have you arrested when you return to Texas and supposedly find you as if the Fugitive Slave Act was still in effect,” Reid asked. “What do you think of these threats?”

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MSNBC silent as Joy Reid continues series of controversial and bizarre remarks

U.S. Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) speaks during a Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Committee oversight hearing, September 14, 2021.
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Segments on his show often focus on bashing the Republican Party, especially Donald Trump. Twice Reid compared the GOP and Trump to Muslim religious extremists.

[Republicans] radicalize these people. Especially when they radicalize young people. That’s how we talk about how Muslims act,” Reid said in the summer of 2020. “When you see what Donald Trump is doing, is it different?

Months later, she said Republicans were enforcing a “hyper-rightist” and “evangelical” regime on the American people, which she said was a form of “Talibanism.”

The MSNBC host has also made a habit of attacking prominent black Republicans, using racialized language.

One example was when she called Judge Thomas “Uncle Clarence”, a reference to “Uncle Tom”, a pejorative term intended to describe a black person who is too loyal to white people.

The other case came when she reacted to a February press conference by Republicans speaking out against a minimum wage hike that was included in President Biden’s coronavirus relief package. Reid released video of the conference, which showed Sen. Tim Scott, RS.C., standing in the background as the event unfolded.

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“You gotta love Tim Scott standing there bringing the patina of diversity during this series of words,” Reid said of the black senator.

Although MSNBC did not condemn Reid’s comments, she was lambasted on social media and also drew a response from Republican leaders and Senator Scott. The Liberal Network also tolerated comments from MSNBC host Tiffany Cross, who disparaged Scott when she called him a “token” Republican and a “clown.”

Fox News Digital has sought comment from Reid’s colleagues on his recent remarks, but examples from the “ReidOut” host have been making outlandish comments for years.

In 2018, she claimed that the homophobic comments on her former blog, “The Reid Report”, were not written by her. Instead, she blamed the hackers and claimed to call on the FBI to investigate her complaint. The MSNBC host eventually admitted it was unlikely she was hacked and said she did not recall making any offensive remarks, for which she apologized anyway.

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Unearthed comments showed that Reid’s blog had numerous offensive jokes and comments years ago about gay people, including criticism of lesbian appearance and objecting to two men kissing. Reid also encouraged readers of his former blog to check out “Loose Change,” a conspiracy theory documentary that alleges the tragic September 11, 2001, attacks were planned by the United States government, touted the policies of “America First” immigration, made anti-Semitic comments and once included the late Sen. John McCain’s head photographed on the Virginia Tech shooter’s body.

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