Former Voxxer Matt Yglesias was among those calling out Vox’s Aaron Rupar for pushing a bogus narrative about what a law enforcement officer in Atlanta said about the spa shooter who killed eight people during his rampage. But that spin didn’t stop with Rupar. MSNBC’s Joy Reid also picked up on it, facts be damned:

First of all…

Yeah, Reid might want to re-think what she said just based on that. Also based on what’s known, she probably shouldn’t have provided that spin at all:

It’s done by design.

Vox’s Aaron Rupar did his best to spread that narrative (and is included in the Urban Dictionary for it).

The likely answer is “a little bit of both.”