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Blame Putin? Wayback Machine finds no evidence that anti-gay content on Joy Reid's blog was 'fraudulent'

As Twitchy reported, after Internet sleuths dug up a bunch of homophobic posts on Joy Reid’s old and defunct blog, the MSNBC host told Mediaite that the posts were somehow put in by an “external party.”


Mediaite further reported that Reid admitted that the posts came from her blog, but “were added by nefarious hackers after she had the site shut down.”

CNN’s Andrew Kaczynski reported on Tuesday, though, that the Wayback Machine Internet Archive had found no evidence that the content on Reid’s old blog was “fraudulent.”


“When we reviewed the archives, we found nothing to indicate tampering or hacking of the Wayback Machine versions,” wrote the Internet Archive’s Chris Butler in a blog post Tuesday. “We let Reid’s lawyers know that the information provided was not sufficient for us to verify claims of manipulation,” he added.


Leave Joy Reid alone!

Here’s where things get crazy and The Intercept’s Glenn Greenwald links to a post on Twitchy sister site Hot Air:



It seems pretty serious if Reid has her lawyers involved. Butler writes, “This past December, Reid’s lawyers contacted us, asking to have archives of the blog (blog.reidreport.com) taken down, stating that ‘fraudulent’ posts were ‘inserted into legitimate content’ in our archives of the blog.”

But they can’t find any evidence that the archives were tampered with? That does sound like the sort of thing a legitimate journalist (Reid excluded, obviously) would look into.


Let’s see how interested the mainstream media is in checking into Reid’s claim that her archives were hacked.

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