We’ve said it before: we’re not sure how Joy Reid keeps her gig at MSNBC when she’s wrong about so much so often.

If you want to play this sad game of telephone, you have to start with Newsweek, which on Wednesday alerted its readers to a piece in National Review, saying that writer David French was claiming “nuclear war probably won’t get you in the suburbs.”

That piece was picked up by Raw Story

… which was then passed on through Twitter to Joy Reid, who turned “won’t get you in the suburbs” into “will only kill Democrats and minorities.”

Not that it matters to Joy Reid, but here’s what French wrote in response to the false alarm that had Hawaiians afraid that a ballistic missile was headed their way:

First, you have to understand that the odds are overwhelming that you’ll survive an initial blast. Nuclear weapons are devastating, but it’s a Hollywood myth that any individual strike will vaporize an entire American city, much less the suburbs and countryside. You can go to sites like nuclearsecrecy.com to see the blast radius of direct nuclear strikes at various yields.

Yeah, run that paragraph through Joy Reid’s head and it comes out sounding just like, “The conservative argument in favor of risking nuclear war is, ‘don’t worry, it will only kill Democrats and minorities.'”

Better not tweet links … Joy apparently doesn’t read past the headline.


Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.