MSNBC anchor Joy Reid, who earlier claimed someone hacked her blog and posted anti-gay comments, has been caught in a lie.
Reid's posts from her now-deleted blog, The Reid Report, have been archived in The Library of Congress since 2006 - long before Reid claimed her blog was hacked by unknown actors on the Dark Web.
Reid, 49, apologized for homophobic comments that were published on Mediaite.com last year. She admitted to writing anti-gay slurs on her old blog.
But now she claims newly found anti-gay comments were "fabricated".
The newly found comments are more troublesome for the embattled journalist, who has a history of making homophobic comments about dozens of politicians and celebrities.
In the new posts Reid expressed "concerns" that all gay men are pedophiles.
“And then there are the concerns that adult gay men tend to be attracted to very young, post-pubescent types, bringing them ‘into the lifestyle’ in a way that many people consider to be immorals. Ditto with gay rights groups that seek to organize very young, impressionable teens who may have an inclination that they are gay."
The new comments were found in a search of the Wayback Machine Internet archive.
Reid's attorney fired off a letter to Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., which owns the Wayback Machine Internet archive. Attorney John H. Reichman demanded the removal of the archived pages. But Google refused.
More troubling for Reid is that her blog pages - containing the offensive comments - are also archived in The Library of Congress.
According to Breitbart.com writer John Nolte, “The Library of Congress ... contains the disputed posts and lists them as having been archived on January 12, 2006.”
Reid and her attorney have declined to provide evidence that someone hacked her blog and posted the offensive comments.
Reid's fans expressed disappointment that she lied about a hack occurring on her blog.
Gay rights group PFLAG National withdrew an invitationy to its 45th anniversary celebration and rescinding a "heterosexual ally" award Reid was set to receive.