As Twitchy told you yesterday, BuzzFeed dug up an old post from Joy Reid’s defunct blog in which she encouraged readers to check out a 9/11 truther video and called into question the events of 9/11.
So it shouldn’t come as much of a shock to find out that there was lots more crazy where that came from:
— Charlie Warzel (@cwarzel) May 31, 2018
New by me and @cwarzel: Another old post on Joy Reid's blog surfaces — John McCain's head photoshopped onto the Virginia Tech shooter's body. Since @MSNBC and @JoyAnnReid won't address this, we don't know if it may be the work of a hacker https://t.co/MDlv6UrDU5
— Joe Bernstein (@Bernstein) May 31, 2018
More from BuzzFeed:
MSNBC host Joy Reid’s new-defunct blog published an image of Senator John McCain’s head photoshopped onto the body of Virginia Tech shooter Seung-Hui Cho, according to a newly discovered post reviewed by BuzzFeed News.
The October 2007 post, titled “Baghdad John Strikes Again,” discusses then-GOP Presidential nominee John McCain’s infamous claim that he would “follow Osama bin Laden to the gates of hell.” The image appears at the end of the post, which was apparently penned by Reid.
It’s unclear from the post if the photoshopped image was created by Reid, shared by her from another source, or inserted by a hacker. Reverse image searches of the photo on Google and TinEye yielded no previously published matches elsewhere.
No doubt that if Reid ever does respond to BuzzFeed’s request for comment, she’ll claim that time-traveling hackers put the Photoshopped image of McCain on her blog, too. Not that it matters to Meghan McCain, who, when she learned about the post, didn’t mince words:
This is beyond disgusting and disgraceful. https://t.co/TvrfXXvQtp
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) May 31, 2018
True story. But it’s just par for the course with Joy Reid. This sort of garbage is right up her alley.
McCain retweeted this Clay Aiken tweet as well:
Ok. I'm truly over it with this mess. First the homophobic posts, then the 9/11 "Truther" posts, and now this nonsense with manipulating images. And watch @JoyAnnReid blame this on a hacker… or better yet… Ambien. It's time for her to go too. https://t.co/MDttdpM50p
— Clay Aiken (@clayaiken) May 31, 2018
How much longer can even Reid’s most ardent defenders continue to give her a pass?
How the hell does she still have a job?! WTF
— Liddy Huntsman (@HuntsmanLiddy) May 31, 2018
Agree. Hey @MSNBC enough. Take a stand for something. How much more proof do you need?
— Janice Dean (@JaniceDean) May 31, 2018