On Tuesday, MSNBC aired one of the most tone-deaf segments in cable news history as host Andrea Mitchell, in response to a racist tweet from Roseanne Barr, asked embattled MSNBC host Joy Reid what someone had to do on social media to get fired from a television network.
“What do you have to do on social media to get fired from a top-rated show on an American broadcast network?” Mitchell asked Reid.
Reid responded by not really answering the question as she shifted to cast blame on President Donald Trump for Barr’s tweets.
Reid came under intense scrutiny last month after blog posts and tweets she previously wrote were uncovered; she had made racist, bigoted, homophobic, and Islamophobic remarks in addition to attacking conservative women with disgusting sexual comments.
Reid then concocted a bogus conspiracy theory and hired a neo-Nazi linked cyber expert to help her prove that she was hacked and that she didn’t write the posts.
Her claims were proven illusory, so she claimed: “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.”