Fails to address supposed FBI investigation.
On Thursday, we covered the newest crazy findings on Joy Reid’s old blog and noted that she was running out of excuses. Friday, Reid apologized (again) for things she doesn’t remember writing.
David Rutz reported at the Washington Free Beacon:
Joy Reid Apologizes for Blog Posts, Appears to Drop Hacking Claim: ‘There Are Things I Deeply Regret’
MSNBC host Joy Reid issued an apology on Friday as pressure mounted on her and the network to address inflammatory blog posts she made beginning in 2005.
Reid appeared to drop her previous claims of being hacked, saying she was “sincerely apologizing again” for her posts and that she was “embarrassed” by some of the things she wrote…
“While I published my blog, starting in 2005, I wrote thousands of posts in real time on the issues of the day,” Reid said in a statement to the Washington Free Beacon. “There are things I deeply regret and am embarrassed by, things I would have said differently and issues where my position has changed. Today I’m sincerely apologizing again. I’m sorry for the collateral damage and pain this is causing individuals and communities caught in the crossfire.”
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) June 1, 2018
Reid’s latest statement does not address the supposed FBI investigation of the hacking of her blog.
Charlie Warzel and Joseph Bernstein report at BuzzFeed:
MSNBC’s Joy Reid Is Sorry (Again) For Old Blog Posts, But Still Won’t Address Hacking Claims
Representatives for Reid and MSNBC have both pointed to an ongoing federal investigation into the alleged hacking. But media reports disputed evidence presented by Reid’s team. BuzzFeed News reported in May that Reid’s cybersecurity expert has previously given information to the FBI that led to an investigation that a source with close knowledge of FBI investigations called a waste of time.
In December, Reid admitted having written other anti-gay posts from the same time period and apologized. She apologized again on her show in April when more were uncovered.
After Reid’s latest apology Friday, MSNBC followed shortly after, suggesting the company has accepted she was contrite.
“Some of the things written by Joy on her old blog are obviously hateful and hurtful,” the company said. “Joy has apologized publicly and privately and said she has grown and evolved in the many years since, and we know this to be true.”
An MSNBC spokesperson did not immediately respond to a request for comment as to whether Reid or the company would address the hacking claims or FBI investigation, or whether she would face disciplinary action.
Tucker talked about this on his show last night:
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