Joy Reid Acknowledges No Proof Behind Claims Her Blog Was Hacked, Still Denies Penning Anti-LGBT Posts

MSNBC anchor Joy Reid on her Saturday show "AM Joy" addressed the controversy surrounding posts disparaging the LGBT community on her old website, admitting her claims that she was hacked had not been substantiated.

"A community I support and deeply care about is hurting because of despicable and truly offensive posts being attributed to me," Reid said at the start of her show. "Many of you have seen the blog posts circulating online and social media. Many of them are homophobic and disc in a discriminatory and hateful."

Earlier this week, Reid claimed articles that were homophobic and mocking gay people on her old blog, The Reid Report, were fabricated and claimed her old website was hacked. The Free Beacon has uncovered more old posts by Reid where she made homophobic jokes, praised an Islamophobic blog post, and agreed with Donald Trump's mocking of Rosie O'Donnell.

Reid has yet to provide any evidence that she was hacked. The Daily Beast, a publication that suspended Reid as a columnist as the controversy broke, analyzed Reid's hacking claims and found they do not hold up to scrutiny.

"When a friend found them and sent them to me I was stunned. Frankly, I couldn't imagine where they came from and whose voice that was," Reid said. "I hired cyber security experts to see if somebody manipulated my words or former blog and the reality is they have not been able to prove it."

Reid continued to insist that she believe she didn't write those "hateful things."

"I genuinely do not believe I wrote those hateful things because they are completely alien to me but I can definitely understand based on things I have tweeted and I have written in the past why some people don't believe me," Reid said. "I have not exempt from being cruel or hurtful to the very people I want to advocate for. I own that. I get it. And for that I am truly, truly sorry."

Reid went on to apologize for a tweet she sent comparing conservative commentator Anne Coulter to a drag queen and shared experiences of people close to her coming out and her reaction to them.

"I can only say that the person I am now is not the person I was then. I like to think I have gotten better as a person overtime, that I am still growing, that I'm not the same person I was 10 or five or even one year ago and I know that my goal is to try to be a better person or a better ally," Reid said. "Now the reality is I have to own the things that I have written and tweeted and said and I'm hoping out of all of this there's an opportunity to talk about the ways in which hurtful [speech] does imperil marginalized communities."

Reid didn't address whether the FBI was investigating whether her old blog was hacked. Earlier in the week, her lawyer John H. Reichman released a statement that said the FBI has an open investigation into whether Reid was hacked.

"We have received confirmation the FBI has opened an investigation into potential criminal activities surrounding several online accounts, including personal email and blog accounts, belonging to Joy-Ann Reid," Reichman said in the statement. "Our own investigation and monitoring of the situation will continue in parallel, and we are cooperating with law enforcement as their investigation proceeds."

http://freebeacon.com/culture/...-anti-lgbt-comments/

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J. Reid still won't admit she's lying..........

 

 

The stupidity of liberals, ability to ignore their ignorance

and to Destroy what gives them freedom

 If liberals can't cheat, they can't win

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The link in the above article is to the Media Company, Washington Free Beacon. They initiated and paid for the Steele Dossier, up until May 2016. How can the OP whine about the Steele Dossier and support the company that paid for it. That would take a special kind of stupid... wait, we are talking about Conspiracy Krow. Nevermind.

Goldfarb and Continetti, however, said they have no knowledge or financial involvement in the creation of the now-infamous Trump-Russia dossier, prepared by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS.

The Free Beacon said it stood by its deployment of Fusion GPS during the 2016 campaign and its reporting on the matter.

The firm, Fusion GPS — which has been entwined in federal and congressional probes into Russian election interference in 2016 — was retained by the Free Beacon during the 2016 elections "to provide research on multiple candidates in the Republican presidential primary," Free Beacon editor and chief Matthew Continetti and chairman Michael Goldfarb said in the statement.

Democratic officials have come under scrutiny over the past week over after reports on Monday that the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign had also funded opposition research by Fusion GPS.

Trump on Wednesday called the unverified dossier a "disgrace," dismissing it as "made up," and blasted Democratic officials for their involvement with the research firm.

“I understand they paid a tremendous amount of money,” Trump told reporters outside the White House. “And Hillary Clinton always denied it. The Democrats always denied it. And now, only because it’s gonna come out in a court case, they said yes, they did it. They admitted it, and they’re embarrassed by it. But I think it’s a disgrace. It’s a very sad commentary on politics in this country.”

The Free Beacon said Friday it told lawmakers they'd "offer to answer what questions we can in their ongoing probe of Fusion GPS and the Steele dossier."

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Goldfarb and Continetti, however, said they have no knowledge or financial involvement in the creation of the now-infamous Trump-Russia dossier, prepared by former British intelligence officer Christopher Steele and Fusion GPS.

The Free Beacon said it stood by its deployment of Fusion GPS during the 2016 campaign and its reporting on the matter.

The firm, Fusion GPS — which has been entwined in federal and congressional probes into Russian election interference in 2016 — was retained by the Free Beacon during the 2016 elections "to provide research on multiple candidates in the Republican presidential primary," Free Beacon editor and chief Matthew Continetti and chairman Michael Goldfarb said in the statement.

Democratic officials have come under scrutiny over the past week over after reports on Monday that the Democratic National Committee and the Clinton campaign had also funded opposition research by Fusion GPS.

Trump on Wednesday called the unverified dossier a "disgrace," dismissing it as "made up," and blasted Democratic officials for their involvement with the research firm.

“I understand they paid a tremendous amount of money,” Trump told reporters outside the White House. “And Hillary Clinton always denied it. The Democrats always denied it. And now, only because it’s gonna come out in a court case, they said yes, they did it. They admitted it, and they’re embarrassed by it. But I think it’s a disgrace. It’s a very sad commentary on politics in this country.”

The Free Beacon said Friday it told lawmakers they'd "offer to answer what questions we can in their ongoing probe of Fusion GPS and the Steele dossier."

Your own article clearly states they stand by their deployment of Fusion GPS during the 2016 campaign and its reporting on the matter.  Republican news for Republicans. Nobody else could believe they had no knowledge and stood by the results. what? Conspiracy Krow, you must have some form of accountability for a news source. This one is talking out of both sides of its mouth.

 

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