Not surprisingly, liberals are circling the wagons around MSNBC host Joy Reid now that she has apologized for anti-LGBT posts from her old blog, even though she genuinely doesn’t believe she wrote all those hateful things.
Watch: @MSNBC's Joy Reid addresses homophobic blog posts:
"I genuinely do not believe I wrote those hateful things … but I can definitely understand, based on things I have tweeted and written in the past, why some people don’t believe me.” https://t.co/j0HEsnLuNp
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) April 28, 2018
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) April 28, 2018
Digging up Joy Reid’s tweets from a decade ago in the attempt to destroy her reeks of a witch hunt. She apologized for her past remarks and uses her platform now to advance equal rights for the LGBTQ. In fact, those attacking her like Dana Loesch are homophobic every single day.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) April 25, 2018
Yeah, Dana Loesch is “homophobic every single day” — a flat out lie and a non-sequitur to boot. And like we said earlier, how are Joy Reid’s tweets from a decade ago no big deal when the same people went back to Mitt Romney’s high school days to slam him as a candidate?
Well, you can imagine that Gu was captivated by Reid’s apology on “AM Joy” Saturday morning:
Joy Reid took complete ownership of her past anti-LGBT remarks and her apology is both genuine and sincere. Her record on advancing LGBT rights is more than sound. Those still attacking her have no ground to stand on other than petty hatred or revenge. #AMJoy
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) April 28, 2018
Wait up … she took complete ownership of her past remarks by saying she genuinely doesn’t believe she wrote those hateful things and also involving the FBI to see if time traveling hackers inserted them into her old blog archives?
She apologized for people claiming she wrote things she says she does not believe she actually wrote but she's changed from the person she says didn't write those things. Then had a panel of friends who didn't ask her about involving the FBI or lying to MSNBC about being hacked https://t.co/TRs7BeuFcV
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) April 28, 2018
And she'll get pats and hugs tonight from journalist friends at the prom because like Jeff Goldberg said, she's in the family.
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) April 28, 2018
That’s right … tonight is “Nerd Prom” — the White House Correspondents’ Dinner.
“I genuinely do not believe I wrote those hateful things.” – @JoyAnnReid
I thought you said “ownership,” Eugene? https://t.co/nsA77sElT3
— Richard Armande Mills (RAM) (@RAMRANTS) April 28, 2018
No she didn't. She got busted, she lied about it, and now she's pretending she didn't lie about it. So are you. https://t.co/bDNz23s1gL
— Jim Treacher is a dumb pseudonym (@jtLOL) April 28, 2018
— Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) April 28, 2018
“Complete ownership” https://t.co/GQXIqZJji5
— Austin Goss (@AG_Legacy) April 28, 2018
"I don't believe I wrote those things" /= taking full ownership. Complete failure to admit lying about them for the last week.
— Pablo (@Pablo_1791) April 28, 2018
Her apology for what? Being hacked? Not writing homophobic blog posts? Not remembering writing homophobic blog posts? What exactly? https://t.co/J6GC8BR7gj
— Bearded Miguel (@beardedmiguel) April 28, 2018
Umm, she said she was hacked, and then when it was proven she wasn’t continued to deny she wrote them. That’s not ownership, it’s a ridiculous lie https://t.co/FZfft2hewm
— JankyDisplay (@JankyDisplay) April 28, 2018
Nah! She went out of her way to claim she was hacked and hide her past. That’s not taking complete ownership. She’s not someone to stand with, she’s someone to feel pity for. https://t.co/RmhUrD5CAN
— Terry Moore (@proxli) April 28, 2018
— Kevin Corrigan (@kcluva) April 28, 2018
Yeah. After the "I was hacked" approach blew up. Give me a break. https://t.co/J8INaEpHEU
— Brian Gutherman (@NJNuke) April 28, 2018
Literally didn't take full ownership.
She scapegoated for a minute about her prior views. https://t.co/2T38EkuQ6n
— American Pychosis (@VinceBotJr) April 28, 2018
"I don't believe I wrote those posts" was literally the first thing out of her mouth. If you're inclined to accept her apology, fine. But it's pretty galling to see people spin this as Reid now coming completely clean. https://t.co/vXdCOw79QO
— Ed Cara (@EdCara4) April 28, 2018
Saying you didn’t do something that you clearly did is “complete ownership”? What world are we living in? https://t.co/3gNKdIAhHL
— Luke (@StereotypeLuke) April 28, 2018
I don’t think that I wrote those, but I’ve changed. That’s not owning up to anything lol https://t.co/rsSz9WoxN8
— Sean Dougherty (@seanbuble10) April 28, 2018
Eugene Gu took full defensive posture to rehabilitate Joy Reid despite her dishonest non-apology performance. Her record of anti-LGBT hate is more than sound; it's illustrative, AND she feloniously filed a false FBI report. Gu has no ground to stand on other than blind tribalism https://t.co/CHVKX5yr9S
— GadsdenJazz ? (@GadsdenJazz) April 28, 2018
The left has standards; they're just double standards. https://t.co/Bt9HqkwCiU
— Drew Birling (@actdrewary) April 28, 2018
'Now do Kevin Williamson': Nicolle Wallace backs Joy Reid, in whose shoes everyone will walk some day https://t.co/4kSl14srP0
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) April 28, 2018