It looks like The New York Times might be trying to win back former subscribers like Debra Messing who bailed when the paper dared to publish a profile of Ben Shapiro. The paper’s gotten a lot of flak from subscribers tired of hearing from Trump voters, but it might be setting things right this weekend with a lengthy profile of MSNBC’s Joy Reid, a heroine of The Resistance.
In the Trump era, Joy Reid of MSNBC, the daughter of immigrants, has emerged as a heroine of the resistance to his leadership https://t.co/sUw8SjJPWE
— The New York Times (@nytimes) February 10, 2018
No she hasn't. She's emerged as the irresponsible liberal response to Sean Hannity. https://t.co/q1Hp1KFavQ
— Todd Meyer (@ToddMeyer2019) February 10, 2018
The daughter of immigrants, who spars fiercely with supporters of President Trump … and tweets out misinformation, like, all the time? Like when she blamed the GOP tax cuts for that Amtrak derailment in December? Or when she blamed U.S. Pacific Command for that false missile alarm in Hawaii?
Or that time last month when she shamelessly smeared National Review’s David French, falsely tweeting that he’d written a piece in favor of nuclear war, arguing, “Don’t worry, it will only kill Democrats and minorities.”
Why does any media outlet take this woman seriously as a journalist?
— Ashley Rae (@Communism_Kills) February 10, 2018
Computer: generate the worst take. https://t.co/gOjLVyJR1K
— Carlos Driscoll (@CarlosADriscoll) February 10, 2018
— Rep. Steven Smith (@RepStevenSmith) February 10, 2018
— PatriotPersian (@PatriotPersian) February 10, 2018
Hahahaha oh man this is too much https://t.co/chUrJ8QIhQ
— Preston Cornish (@pcpontificates) February 10, 2018
this is literally so embarrassing https://t.co/Gh5wdivv2s
— tyler🎈 (@pantone_merkel) February 10, 2018
I can't believe this is what passes for journalism today. https://t.co/nIXGpoC3PU
— Michael Fragnito (@mfragnito57) February 10, 2018
If Joy Reid is your heroine, I am sorry to say this but you are seriously fucked up. https://t.co/uYngpGbiBU
— Yeeun Min (@YeeunMin1) February 10, 2018
To the interviewer’s credit, she did bring up Reid’s slander of David French:
Still she conceded that she shares a characteristic with the president: Some people criticize her for being too reactive on Twitter. She laughed when asked about it. “I probably tweet too much and tweet my sort of reactions to things sometimes too quickly,” she said. “And MSNBC agrees.”
“We all are guilty of skimming the articles or reading the headlines.” Actually @amjoyshow, lots of high profile don't do that if they're planning to then tweet to millions of followers abt what they did not even read. https://t.co/2UzVrGzGdq
— Erika Sanzi (@esanzi) February 10, 2018
And the writer also brought up those old homophobic blog posts of Reid’s gay-baiting Charlie Crist: “Miss Charlie, Miss Charlie. Stop pretending, brother. It’s okay that you don’t go for the ladies,” she wrote. (“The irony is that I actually really like Charlie Crist,” she explains.)
But sure, go with the heroine daughter of (legal) immigrants angle.
If being the "heroine of the resistance" means spouting off wilfully ignorant and misleading information, then the resistance is in fine hands. https://t.co/FJCWG8a6b3
— Brian Nichols (@BNicholsLiberty) February 10, 2018