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MSNBC Host Joy Reid Made Crass Anti-Gay Jokes on Her Now-Defunct Blog (Charlie Crist Bashing)
New York Magazine ^ | 12/3 | Florida

Posted on 12/03/2017 9:55:46 PM PST by nickcarraway

Being a human in 2017 means that every single fact about you likely exists somewhere on the internet, and if you’ve ever done something tasteless or reprehensible that you’ve tried to hide, evidence of that offense could surface at any time. Joy Reid is currently reckoning with this truth, as a Twitter user dug up internet archives of the MSNBC host’s blog, unearthing crass homophobic jokes.

Mediaite reports that the posts come from her now-defunct blog, the Reid Report, which she ran while simultaneously writing for the Miami Herald. According to Twitter user @Jamie_Maz, who accessed the blog using internet archiving service Wayback Machine, Reid wrote 12 bigoted blogs between 2007 and 2009, in which she attacked former Florida governor Charlie Crist and referred to him as “Miss Charlie” a total of 17 times.

Jamie M @Jamie_Maz 1/x From 2007 to 2009 @joyannreid authored a dozen homophobic posts not only attempting to out Charlie Crist as gay, she attacked & mocked him for being so.

She repeatedly referred to him as "Miss Charlie" and tagged posts about him under "gay politicians." (thread) 1:39 PM - Nov 30, 2017

While rumors about Crist’s sexual orientation have circulated, he has always denied them. However, that didn’t stop Reid from labeling blogs about him with the tag “gay politicians” and spreading the conspiracy theory. In one deplorable post, she asserted that Crist likely spent his honeymoon wishing he were with a male waiter instead of his wife.

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Jamie M @Jamie_Maz Replying to @Jamie_Maz @JoyAnnReid 3/x She makes a joke about John McCain "tapping" Crist, says Crist spent his honeymoon ogling male waiters and thinking about how he didn't want to see his wife naked, and mocked Crist's big gay wedding. 1:41 PM - Nov 30, 2017 10 10 Replies 231 231 Retweets 420 420 likes Twitter Ads info and privacy “I can just see poor Charlie on the honeymoon, ogling the male waiters and thinking to himself, ‘god, do I actually have to see her naked … ?’” she wrote. Reid also published a blog in which she suggested that Crist only married a woman because it would’ve somehow helped him become John McCain’s running mate in the 2008 presidential election.

Reid, who frequently tries to smear Bernie Sanders supporters and progressives as the real bigots, apologized in a statement provided to the Wrap, which is excerpted here:

Let me be clear: at no time have I intentionally sought to demean or harm the LGBT community, which includes people whom I deeply love. My goal, in my ham-handed way, was to call out potential hypocrisy.

Nonetheless, as someone who is not a member of the LGBT community, I regret the way I addressed the complex issue of the closet and speculation on a person’s sexual orientation with a mocking tone and sarcasm. It was insensitive, tone deaf and dumb. There is no excusing it — not based on the taste-skewing mores of talk radio or the then-blogosphere, and not based on my intentions.

In addition to friends and coworkers and viewers, I deeply apologize to Congressman Crist, who was the target of my thoughtlessness. My critique of anti-LGBT positions he once held but has since abandoned was legitimate in my view. My means of critiquing were not.

In the years since I went from blogger to opinion journalist, I have also learned, through brilliant friends and allies in the LGBT activist community, how to better frame my critiques of those who challenge people’s right to love who they want, marry them, and walk in the world as fully free people.

Re-reading those old blog posts, I am disappointed in myself. I apologize to those who also are disappointed in me. Life can be humbling. It often is. But I hope that you know where my heart is, and that I will always strive to use my words for good. I know better and I will do better. You can read the full statement here.

This post was updated after Reid issued her apology.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events; US: Florida
KEYWORDS: florida; homos; joyreid; msnbc; partisanmediashills
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1 posted on 12/03/2017 9:55:46 PM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

She has pigment protection and is hideous - I sort of hope the LGBTQYEUUIFCMNFDGHSDZFG community (or TMZ) hunt down other stuff and pin it on her.


2 posted on 12/03/2017 9:59:35 PM PST by GnuThere
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To: nickcarraway

She didn’t apologize to Crist. She just apologized to the homo community.


3 posted on 12/03/2017 10:01:19 PM PST by taxesareforever (Islam is an ideology. It is NOT a religion.)
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To: nickcarraway
Black vs LGBTQRSTUV... who, pardon the pun TRUMPS who? When "protected classes" collide

4 posted on 12/03/2017 10:06:11 PM PST by Impala64ssa (Islamophobic? NO! IslamABHORic)
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To: nickcarraway

Homophobia is a non-existent disorder invented by sodomy Nazis to prevent rational discussion of same-sex attraction disorder.

It is disappointing to me that posters on Free Republic caved in to political correctness and now use the word as though it were a real thing.


5 posted on 12/03/2017 10:18:26 PM PST by dsc (Any attempt to move a government to the left is a crime against humanity.)
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To: dsc

Well, at least they aren’t engaged in the homophilia of the pervert loving left.


6 posted on 12/03/2017 10:29:54 PM PST by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: dsc

I don’t know about the rest of the folks, but to me they are just HOMOS, LESBOS, and QUEERS.


7 posted on 12/03/2017 10:38:38 PM PST by 5th MEB (Progressives in the open; --- FIRE FOR EFFECT!!)
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To: 5th MEB

Poofters and dykes.


8 posted on 12/03/2017 10:48:25 PM PST by Rurudyne (Standup Philosopher)
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To: Rurudyne

...Getting richer and more influential...


9 posted on 12/04/2017 12:58:00 AM PST by Does so (McAuliffe's Charlottesville...and...The Walter Duranty Press"...)
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To: Rurudyne

...Getting richer and more influential...


10 posted on 12/04/2017 1:05:03 AM PST by Does so (McAuliffe's Charlottesville...and...The Walter Duranty Press"...)
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To: GnuThere

Joyless Trash

11 posted on 12/04/2017 1:20:25 AM PST by a little elbow grease (I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.)
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To: nickcarraway

“she suggested that Crist only married a woman because it would’ve somehow helped him become John McCain’s running mate”

He’s separated again. Are we allowed to speculate who he’ll marry to become the 2020 Democract VP?


12 posted on 12/04/2017 2:38:59 AM PST by ReaganGeneration2
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To: ReaganGeneration2

A male suntan business owner?


13 posted on 12/04/2017 3:06:56 AM PST by Dr. Ursus
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To: a little elbow grease

Damn, she ugly!


14 posted on 12/04/2017 3:11:53 AM PST by Tonytitan
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To: nickcarraway

“I deeply apologize to Congressman Crist”

Of course, he’s outed as a Democrapweasel now.


15 posted on 12/04/2017 3:45:47 AM PST by a fool in paradise (Did Barack Obama denounce Communism and dictatorships when he visited Cuba as a puppet of the State?)
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To: dsc
Homophobia is a non-existent disorder invented by sodomy Nazis to prevent rational discussion of same-sex attraction disorder.

Thank you.

16 posted on 12/04/2017 3:59:35 AM PST by bagster (Mama tried to raise me better.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; Bockscar; cardinal4; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
I notice the Partisan Media Shill writing this op-ed is basically giving the whole thing the who-cares treatment and hoping we do the same. Reid has to be fired, no ifs ands or buts. Thanks nickcarraway.

17 posted on 12/04/2017 4:08:13 AM PST by SunkenCiv (What do you get when you cross a gay guy with a Jew? A hit Broadway show.)
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To: nickcarraway

Imagine if Crist were forced to look at the obese, finger wagging dindu Joy Reid naked


18 posted on 12/04/2017 4:39:34 AM PST by atc23 (The Confederacy was the single greatest conservative resistance to federal authority ever)
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To: nickcarraway

Any conservative would have been fired immediately...liberals get a pass for years and then get to “apologize”.


19 posted on 12/04/2017 5:15:23 AM PST by ontap
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To: Tonytitan
Yes.

ugly and arrogantly stupid ........

20 posted on 12/04/2017 6:26:38 AM PST by a little elbow grease (I was married by a judge. I should have asked for a jury.)
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