In her now-defunct blog, MSNBC anchor Joy Ann Reid attacked CNN’s Wolf Blitzer for being too nice to Jews. In a post dated July 16, 2006, Reid called Blitzer an ‘AIPAC flak’ after he didn’t ask Israeli officials questions to Reid’s liking on air.
Blitzer’s behavior is not only anti-journalistic, it’s irresponsible and transparantly (sic) ideological. If he wants to do an editorial program promoting the interests of a foreign government (Israel,) he should petition his bosses at the network to do just that. Otherwise, if he is purporting to do ‘news,’ he should stick to the news, and put aside his AIPAC flak jacket. (Syrian Ambassador Imad Moustapha didn’t fare much better with MSNBC’s resident twitterbug Norah ‘Giggles’ O’Donnell, who even managed to characterize the U.S. veto of a U.N. resultuion (sic) condemning Israel’s use of excessive force in Gaza as a repudiation of criticism of Israel by the Security Council…)
Shame on CNN for allowing this spectacle to go on.
In a post from The Reid Report dated December 5, 2005, Reid said that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, then-president of Iran, was really onto something when he suggested that the “Zionist regime” of Israel should just relocate to Europe.
“God is not a real estate broker,” the blogpost reads. “He can’t just give you land 1,000 years ago that you can come back and claim today.”
You can read the whole thing here. The short version of Ahmadinejad’s proposal is to make all the Jews pack up and leave the Middle East so they can hide out in a German province somewhere and leave everyone alone.
She also published an image of Sen. John McCain’s head photoshopped onto the body of the Virginia Tech shooter in a post from 2007 entitled “Bagdad John strikes again,” according to BuzzFeed News.
In several blogposts from 2006, Reid encouraged her readers to question the official narrative about what happened on 9/11 and pushed “Loose Change” a debunked movie produced in part by Alex Jones, of InfoWars, which claims that the attacks which killed more than 3,000 Americans were an act planned by the U.S. government.
Reid’s old blog posts have been a goldmine of fodder, particularly in the past week, which has caused some to speculate if she will get fired or stay onboard at MSNBC despite the numerous old posts in which she says a lot of eyebrow-raising things.
— Arthur Schwartz (@ArthurSchwartz) May 29, 2018
Earlier this week, ABC announced it was cancelling the hit sitcom, “Roseanne,” amid backlash to tweets from the star of the show, including one many say was racist. Hours before the cancellation, Roseanne Barr tweeted: “Muslim brotherhood & planet of the apes had a baby=vj,” in reference to Valerie Jarrett, former advisor to President Obama.
Last month, Reid claimed that her old blog had been hacked by an outsider after old blog posts resurfaced in which she called same-sex sex acts “gross.” But the Internet Archive, the nonprofit that powers the “Wayback Machine,” disputed her claim.