Joy Reid

Joy Reid, host of the weekend MSNBC show “AM Joy,” claims her old blog was hacked after a Twitter.com user uncovered new anti-gay comments on Reid's blog.

Reid, 49, apologized last year and admitted to writing anti-gay slurs on her old blog. But she claims the new anti-gay comments recently uncovered in a search an the Wayback Machine Internet archive of her blog were "fabricated".

Gay rights group PFLAG National reacted swiftly to the new homophobic allegations by withdrawing Reid's invitation to its 45th anniversary celebration and rescinding a "heterosexual ally" award she was set to receive.

The group, which had expressed support for Reid in the past, is now distancing itself from her.

“When we extended our invitation to Ms. Reid to honor her at our 45th anniversary celebration, we did so knowing about the blog posts from the late 2000s regarding Charlie Crist,” PFLAG National President Jean Hodges said in a statement on Tuesday. “We appreciated how she stepped up, took ownership, apologized for them, and did better — this is the behavior and approach we ask of any ally. However, in light of new information, and the ongoing investigation of that information, we must at this time rescind our award to Ms. Reid."

It all began in December 2017 when a Twitter.com user, @Jamie_Maz, found old anti-gay comments written by Reid on her blog, the Reid Report, written in the early 2000s.

In the blog posts Reid speculated that former Republican governor of Florida, Charlie Christ, was gay. She referred to him as "miss" and she suggested that he married his wife to conceal his homosexuality.

Reid also mocked women in her blog posts, accusing total strangers of being lesbians, and she said it made her "cringe" to watch 2 gay men kissing.

Reid apologized for her old comments, and because she is a darling of the left, the matter was quickly put to rest.

But on Monday, @Jamie_Maz published screenshots of new anti-gay slurs allegedly written by Reid on her old blog.

Reid immediately denied writing the homophobic slurs. She claimed the screengrabs were fabricated and that her blog was hacked by unknown actors on the Dark Web.

Liberal media outlets, such as CNN and MSNBC, have totally ignored the new controversy.

Reid's attorney fired off a letter to Google’s parent company, Alphabet Inc., which owns the Wayback Machine Internet archive, but Google refused to remove the old archived pages of her blog.

In the letters to Google, Reid's attorney John H. Reichman insisted that Reid’s blog contained both "fabricated posts" and “fraudulent additions” in legitimate posts.

Reichman claimed the writing style and viewpoint did not match a "well-known liberal journalist," - despite the fact that Reid admitted writing anti-gay slurs on her blog in the past.

Reid managed to have the pages deleted from the Internet archive after someone uploaded a Robots.txt file to her server which blocked the Wayback Machine's web crawler bots.

Reid continues to insist that her blog was "hacked", despite her refusal to provide forensic evidence to verify her claims.

The Wayback Machine disputed Reichman's theory that Reid's blog was hacked by unknown operatives on the Dark Web.

“When we reviewed the archives, we found nothing to indicate tampering or hacking of the Wayback Machine versions,” Wayback Machine's Chris Butler wrote in a statement. “At least some of the examples of allegedly fraudulent posts provided to us had been archived at different dates and different entities.”

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  • Shira Harding-James

    This is news why?

  • FukkFolks2018

    Mad other folks for yall to honor. Move on. She feels how she feels and I kind of wish she wouldnt have retracted the first go round. Let folks say what they want and mean it and either accept it or not and respect that.

    And lady stop damn it lying. You wrote that shit. You not that important to be hacked. Own it. Its okay.

    *poof*

  • Phillybruh

    What she say in the newer posts. I can't see her saying anything to jeopardize her MSNBC spot.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    It'll be interesting to see how (or if) she gets out of this.
    The more she lies, the more she's just digging the hole deeper and deeper.

  • Ni Ni

    I would never align myself with gay support groups. It's too easy for them to get offended.

  • ShelbyMoore

    Chile I ain't reading that shat. These bishes need to just go svck a dack or eat a box and get over it. Damn.

  • Junkanoo

    This internet age is no joke your online past can come back to bite you. I don't agree with people digging into people's online past but people do and some employers check out the social media for potential employees l don't think they should be allowed to .

  • Blue

    I like her.

  • Phillybruh

    I read through some of the posts on twitter..ummm they aren't even bad. I guess someone doesn't like her on Saturdays and Sunday morning. Every one knew Anderson Cooper was gay...lol

  • Fire & Ice

    Childddddddd y'all know the gay mafia don't play. Her tv run might be over ?

  • Logan Roberts

    So.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Every one knows that Charlie Crist is a closet case and he only got married because he thought McCain was going to chose him as his running mate in 2008 because he was then the sitting governor of Florida.

    If someone has to go back a decade to get you they need to do better.

  • Pitty Patty

    I'm trying to see what the problem is.

  • Karen Brady

    :-)

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Because MSNBC is on fire in the ratings and conservatives have the sads and need to de-legitimize one of their biggest stars who isn't afraid to tell the truth.

  • Karen Brady

    *chuckles*

  • n1kk1a

    Charlie Christ, huh? ?

  • zero options

    Yes, i lost some friends due to hyper-sensitivity.
    They were a gay couple that I worked with and got along great with.
    When "cher" came to town they asked if I was going.
    My reply was, "i'm skipping this one, i'm not really a fan".
    The response was "WHY BECAUSE YOU"RE STRAIGHT!!!"
    It wasn't a joke, they were visibly upset and accused me of being homophobic!!
    an awkward attempt was made at reconciliation, and we never spoke again after that.

  • Jethro

    She sounds like you, Sandra, but you haven't apologized, stopped nor been hacked.

  • EMILY POST

    She is not a great journalist and a terrible replacement for Melissa Harris Perry.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    As if you ever liked Melissa Harris Perry.

  • Phillybruh

    I think she has been a fine replacement for Melissa Harris Perry. I wish they could have worked it out with Melissa though she was not too be played with.

  • Jethro

    Quite the opposite. No one takes out right wing parasites better. ?

  • Phillybruh

    Something's missing in this story...Unless they were both Jack from Will and Grace..lol

  • EMILY POST

    She is horrible you can tell she just speaks MSNBC talking points but people who are not worthy to be on television are the easiest to control...

  • Pitty Patty

    Lies. Joy is a great reporter. I think the powers that be are trying to tear her down cause she gives it to the Republicans every weekend. Most real gays aren't even offended by what she said, cause she didn't say much that was offensive.

  • Phillybruh

    I guess that's why Fox has you under lock and key...lol

  • EMILY POST

    lol I didnt agree with Melissa Harris Perry on some of her topics with the Obama administration but she was much better than the Joy chick... NBC only kept her around because she saved face for the network after they were criticized for firing all the black people.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    *dead*

  • Phillybruh

    After reading the twitter post she didn't say anything offensive...lol

  • Pitty Patty

    So what do the people at Fox do then? I think all cable news channels have some sort of angle. Duh.

  • Pitty Patty

    Bye Ashy.

  • Jethro

    She must be writing 'em too, cuz no one else is repeating 'em.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    She may be lying but it's an obvious hit job because Joy is very effective in covering a lot of topics in two two-hour shows over the weekend and MSNBC's ratings are going through the roof.

  • hi-liter

    I watch AM JOY every Sunday morning. Love Her!

  • EMILY POST

    Great Reporter???? She sucks but she helps spread the propaganda that the liberals need to get out to their uninformed viewers. Sorry at least Melissa Harris Perry was in the realm of having a intellectual show this chick is just NBC Network talking points. Her show is terrible.

  • Kayke

    Your dismissal of Cher, dismissed you from the 3 way they were planning with you.

  • Jethro

    Fox "News" invented talking points.

  • Phillybruh

    I'm trying to see where the lie is though?

  • Pitty Patty

    So Killer Mike,

    Tell me what's so bad about her show? Besides that fact that she gets into the Repulican's ass...

  • EMILY POST

    I watch them all Fox has had better topics in the last two years. MSNBC is horrible...

  • Phillybruh

    The republics should be thankful Melissa Harris Perry isn't on the air, she was not too be played with. But how do you feel about those shell companies hanity set up so he can by property using Hud loans.

  • Phillybruh

    Yeah they tell you just where to grab at Trumps nuts to get his attention. I don't know if he reads this blog though so your attempts may be lost.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    She would have been better off admitting she made the comments, blaming an "error in judgment" or whatever, and just apologizing.
    But by lying about it, she's just painting herself into a corner and making it worse. I like Joy a lot, but she's going to make a lot of people lose respect for her by the way she's handling the situation.

  • Pitty Patty

    Melissa was with the shyts. Thats why MSNBC got rid of her. She was too black for that liberal network

  • Pitty Patty

    Trump doesnt care about black people or lesbians so sis is ass out LOL

  • Phillybruh

    She had time every morning.

  • Jethro
  • EMILY POST

    LMAO You talking to me like I care about Hannity. I have to look into that one but I dont really watch Hannitys show thats like watching Rachel Maddow. I'll pass but Its a disservice to everyone to that MSNBC chose to take the people who were in the middle of the road or who brought up controversial topics like Melissa Harris Perry.
    I like the discussions on Tucker Carlson show much better they tend to be more relevant.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    The lying is about how her blog/website was hacked or tampered with, and someone supposedly added all that anti-gay stuff to make her loook bad.
    Cyber experts have taken a close look at it and they've found zero evidence of tampering. It seems pretty clear she made that up.

  • Phillybruh

    Tucker Carlson is a terrible actor he was a moderate on MSNBC. He's like Hannity Jr. He tries really hard though.

  • Pitty Patty

    The people in the middle of the road is the gotdamn problem. Especially BLACK people in the middle of the road. We can't afford to be in the middle. You either with or against us. All this tetter tattring and side stepping. You either pro-black community/anti oppression/fluck Trump or you with the other side. Aint no got damn middle.

  • Phillybruh

    The first posts she owned up too and apologized for those. I still haven't read the new posts and if her lawyers say that the posts aren't in her style of writing and say she was hacked then she was. She fixed it on her own by installing the bots.

  • Pitty Patty

    I'm so sick of scary ass black people.....You either in or out. Aint no middle. PERIOD

  • hi-liter

    Hannity is a piece of trash. I'll be sooooo happy when he falls from grace like that other old whyte wrinkly guy Bill O'Reilly.

  • hi-liter

    In the blog posts Reid speculated that former Republican governor of Florida, Charlie Christ, was gay. She referred to him as “miss” and she suggested that he married his wife to conceal his homosexuality
    _____________________________________________________
    This is just a little Shade. Joy gets called all types of names by Right Wing Conservatives.

  • FukkFolks2018

    I said this too. I agree 10000%

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No, it has to do with conservative/Republican hypocrisy.

    They claim to hate government but they are always using the government to their advantage.

    Also Hannity lied when he said that he only got advice from Cohen when in fact Cohen helped him set up shell companies ( usually done to avoid paying taxes) and he defended Cohen on his show without telling his audience that he was a client of Cohen.

    As for Tucker Carlson I take it you enjoy listening to Tucker and his guests whine about how the white man is under siege in America.

    LMBAO!!

  • Kemi

    I love AM Joy. I appreciate her insightful, incisive and contextual coverages. I don’t find what she said disparaging. I hope she continues with her weekend presentation.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Yeah Bill O was always moralizing about what was wrong with black people while he was dragging his ex wife down stairs in front of his children and getting freak nasty with the women Fox paid millions to silence but it came out any way.

  • Jethro

    Fox "News" ignores topics that go against Benedict Donald or support Black interests rather than addressing them. Pure propaganda.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    He did.

    It's weird because I was living in Florida at the time Crist was running for governor in 2006.

    I took a work trip to DC in late 2006 and was waiting to meet someone so I grabbed this newspaper which happened to be the local gay rag and there was a story about Crist rooming with this guy during some type of political retreat and his roommate claimed that Crist confided in him that he was in fact gay.

  • Pitty Patty

    Sounds like Bill Cosby...telling black folks what they need to be doing meanwhile you drugging women and shyt

  • Ni Ni

    That's just pitiful & I don't blame you .

  • consioussista

    She has a right to her opinion

  • SweetTEE

    She should have said "Yea, I said it. And?" If you said it, you meant it so don't apologize or lie. It's Go hard or go home in 2018.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    If they could kick you to the curb so easily over an innocent comment like that, then they probably werent really "friends" to the extent you thought they were.
    Doesn't sound like you've lost much by losing that friendship.

  • R Smith

    He's a welfare Queen!

  • R Smith

    Exactly! :o)

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Not even drugging them. He was creeping outside his marriage while telling black men to pull up their pants.

    Which one was worse? Well we know which one is about to send him to jail.

    Ha,ha,ha!!

  • EMILY POST

    What are Black Interests that MSNBC supports???? They support Gay interest and yet you all claim they support black interest they only mention blacks for ratings and division... If you are black and you think MSNBC or CNN supports you I have a bridge to sell you...

  • EMILY POST

    What are you with exactly lmao So if you are Pro Black then how in the hell are you a Democrat? Pro Black is a vote for Obama????? A vote for Hillary Clinton??? A vote for Bernie Sanders....??? HUH

  • EMILY POST

    Did I ever say they didnt? But what is MSNBCs and CNNs?? LOL Black people are all Ra Ra for CNN and MSNBC... but they are as Fraudulent as Fox.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    EP:They support Gay interest and they support black interest for ratings and division

    You can't support Trump and complain about someone sowing division unless you lack self-awareness or don't inhabit reality.

  • EMILY POST

    If you vote Democrat please dont go there about lack of awareness... What black interests does CNN support? remember thats your claim..

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    No, Democrats aren't pro-black but Republicans are anti-black so we have to vote for the lesser of two evils.

  • EMILY POST

    No answer to your claim.... So I will ask again What black interests does MSNBC support?

  • EMILY POST

    Then what are you talking about.

  • EMILY POST

    Its not my job to tell you whats so bad about Joy Reid... Dont like her show rarely watch because she is a NBC prop . You should enlighten me on whats good since your the one on the defense?

  • EMILY POST

    Petty Patty... Go do what you do best watch Atlanta Housewives and stay out of political conversations. Your not porsha or relevant for that matter.

  • EMILY POST

    lol yeah ok...

  • Bossy704

    Sounds and looks like a little self-hate there.

  • EMILY POST

    Sarcasm and jokes because thats what your party has become one big sarcastic joke .... but no answer yet you fools are all on here defending MSNBC and CNN...
    Remember this You all stay losing because of who you stay chosing... Now Dumbocrats keep doing what you been doing and getting the same result. You cant even tell me why you are so passionately defending MSNBC or CNN...

  • ?Sugar&Spice?

    Shame on you, lady. Live and let live.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    What do you mean?

    CNN reports the news and has shows where guests with various viewpoints discuss issues.

  • Coffy

    I agree, I don't want to be this way, but I am uncomfortable when I see 2 men kissing as well. I don't care that they kiss, but I still feel uncomfortable. It's just something new. She is a part of Washinton so believe she knows who's gay and who isn't.

  • Coffy

    I hate him so much.

  • Jethro

    The bridge connecting Fox "News" to Trump's whitehouse?

  • TamG

    Couldn’t have happened to a better fraud.

  • SumthinSweeter

    right. why apologize for how you really feel? this I was hacked story is dead and done.

  • KISSmyENTIREass

    Say it forget it! Write it REGRET IT!

  • Elevated Soul

    LMAO.....White liberals are turning on her the same way she turns on Blacks who aren't Democrats.She is getting what she dishes out.

    Joy Reid is the typical Black Democrat that thinks she speaks for all Black people and now her "white liberal" masters have turned on her.......

  • Elevated Soul

    I laughed at that dumb comment but that is exactly what I expect her dumb brainwashed, viewers to say.

    It explains why they are so ignorant when it comes to politics......Joy reid is nothing but an Alt-Left Fake News hack....

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    I love when the trolls troll. She probably smiled with glee knowing full damn well how she really feel about the homos. I respect you not wanting no part of the lifestyle or the people, but own it fully.

  • Elevated Soul

    Black Democrats are very ignorant....

    It's either right or left for those fools. They believe if you are not being dumb down by Fake News as they are,that you watch FOX.....They always make a lot of ignorant assumptions.

  • Miss Thang

    JOY REID HAS ALWAYS BEEN A FRAUD. THE REID REPORT WAS HER TRUE SELF. I REMEMBER WHEN SHE USED TO SAY THE CLINTONS WERE RACIST. IN 2016, SHE WAS ALL UP HILLARY'S A**. I CANT STAND HER.

  • Evillene

    hmmm...that dude who's your avatar is awfully cute and zesty.

  • takenaback

    That was 10 years ago don't people evolve or at least become more tolerable.

  • Bonny

    This is Ameri.k.k ka.#freedomofspeech

  • Youngblood

    Animals were here first so they should have rights God put a man here to take care of the animals that man name was Adam and just like an animal adam notice that they all had mates so he said God wait a minute why they all have a girl or man I want one so God put him in a deep sleep he made a he made a womb and Adam side he pulled out a bone from his rib cage and with that rib cage he formed the perfect woman's body and blew into her nose and she became alive. she woke Adam up out of his deep sleep and Adam woke up and said God damn thank you God.So people you see it's normal to feel like gay is wrong. But they gave them gay rights as well, even tho eve told Adam eat dat fruit so you could be a boss like god. They have women rights to. So shes not wrong at all for feeling that way she's wrong for letting her tough cut like a sword. On gay senstivse men.

  • TheOwley

    Not if you are a black / democrat / liberal in such a prominent position. They are saying she is not allowed to that kind of speech. Those are their rules. If she was white they would have fired her already or at least reassigned her within the network. No more TV. Black folks that do not agree with homosexuality are in this trap.

  • TheOwley

    "Reid apologized last year and admitted to writing anti-gay slurs on her old blog. But she claims the new anti-gay comments recently uncovered in a search an the Wayback Machine Internet archive of her blog were “fabricated”.

    I'm trying to wrap my head around that comment. She is apologizing for something she wrote but that was something actually fabricated by others.

    This is how she felt back then. Then she got the big job and things came back to haunt her. I don't know much about this woman, I don't watch TV news or talking heads of any network. But know this, in a 100% liberal environment there is no room for you if you go against liberal values which includes LGBT.

    You must think and speak like a liberal or you will be hunted down and pulled back. Ask Kanye how that is going. No individual thought is allowed if it's not in line with tptb.