Yet another round of unsavory posts from Joy Reid’s former blog have surfaced. In these particular posts, the MSNBC host dabbles in conspiracy theories, and viciously mocks Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) and Sarah Palin on a personal level.
Both Reid and MSNBC have apologized (again).
In a statement, Reid said:
While I published my blog, starting in 2005, I wrote thousands of posts in real time on the issues of the day. 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.
To be clear, I have the highest respect for Sen. McCain as a public servant and patriot and wish him and his family the best. I have reached out to Meghan McCain and will continue to do so. She is a former on-air colleague and I feel deeply for her and her family.
I’ve also spoken openly about my evolution on many issues and know that I’m a better person today than I was over a decade ago. I am the daughter of immigrants and have worked to be a strong ally of these communities. There is no question in my mind that Al Qaeda perpetrated the 9/11 attacks or about Israel’s right to its sovereignty.
I believe the totality of my work attests to my ideals and I continue to grow every day.
MSNBC backed her up, saying the posts are “not reflective of the colleague and friend we have known at MSNBC for the past seven years.” The network added: “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.”
As these posts keep popping up, and Reid issues apology after apology (or hacking claim), it seems a more efficient route might be a pre-constructed and customizable apology that the MSNBC host could shoot out in the event that any new offensive screeds are made public:
I am truly shocked that these posts have been attributed to me. I do not remember writing them. I believe I was:
⬜️ Set up by Russia
Either way, I have a team from the FBI working to find the individual or individuals responsible. If you find my hacking claim suspect, disregard the above, and read further.
I am deeply sorry for my:
post from [insert year]. I should have made my point differently instead of using the [above checked] language. Over the years, I have been educated, and truly respect the:
⬜️ Minority, either ethnic or sexual
about [whom/which] I wrote. I’m sorry for the collateral damage and pain this is causing individuals and communities caught in the crossfire. I have reached out to [above checked], and will continue to do so.
I’m a better person now than I was in:
and I continue to evolve. I hope that my current work is enough to display my sincere growth on the issues.
Problem solved. Now, instead of wasting all this time and energy thinking up new ways to apologize for abhorrent behavior, Joy Reid can simply issue this customizable apology, and get back to castigating Trump for being an “anti-immigrant, backward looking, anti-innovation, and anti-progress” president.