We’re always happy to disagree with Joy Reid’s opinions, but her shaky grasp of facts really is astounding, considering she has her own show on MSNBC.
Just for example, remember last month when Reid instantly turned the derailment of an Amtrak train in Washington into an attack on the GOP tax bill and the state of the country’s infrastructure. As it turns out, it was an inaugural run on a new set of tracks and the train was going nearly 50 miles per hour over the speed limit when the derailment occurred — in other words, human error.
On Saturday, after an alert went out warning Hawaii of an impending ballistic missile strike, Reid was quick to finger United States Pacific Command. Of course, it turns out someone in Hawaii pushed the wrong button during a change of shift.
CNN: Missile Alert went out after the "wrong" button was pushed during shift change
— Shimon Prokupecz (@ShimonPro) January 13, 2018
Original tweet with false information retweets vs correction pic.twitter.com/kh0G1dKgcM
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) January 13, 2018
As usual in these cases, check the retweets of the original tweet (2,000) and the correction (200).
Why does this woman have a job still?
— Michael Podevyn (@Mickiflodi) January 13, 2018
“Journalists” jumping the gun to get a “story” out on social media is what causes the spread of #fakenews. Her “correction” tweet barely gets seen compared to the original tweet! What a joke! https://t.co/rMbUtAP2Ip
— Adam Mariucci (@adammariucci) January 13, 2018
Do they ever wait for facts?…no.
— Jane Noone (@noone_jane) January 13, 2018
This is Joy Reid. If it's not every day, it's every other day. She never stops being misguided/wrong ?? https://t.co/hT2rsDWsHl
— Michael Pierce (@MichaelMPierce) January 13, 2018
She can almost fill a book at this point
— What Difference Does It Make? (@Craaazzyuuh) January 13, 2018
Her FIRST instinct is always anti-administration.I can't imagine THAT level of hatred …It clouds her pea sized brain
— Grumpyolman (@grumpyolman21) January 13, 2018
So when it's the Feds (run by Trump) it's a mistake. When it's Hawaii (run by Dems) it's system failure. Interesting.
— Bruce (@BruceWaTheTruth) January 13, 2018
Nobody does Dumbass like @JoyAnnReid
— FarmPond??? (@FarmPond) January 13, 2018