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Patteeu Memorial Political Forum>Joy Reid Claims Newly Discovered Homophobic Posts From Her Blog Were ‘Fabricated’
Taco John 10:22 AM 04-23-2018
Mediaite has obtained a series of homophobic posts from Joy Ann Reid’s old blog that she denies were actually written by her.

In an exclusive statement to Mediaite, the MSNBC host claims these posts from The Reid Report — which include defending homophobia, gay jokes, and the outright mocking of gay people and homosexuality — were somehow put in by an “external party” that “manipulated material from my now-defunct blog.”

While Reid apologized in December for writing homophobic content on a blog she ran long before her days as an icon of the #Resistance movement, she claims these new posts opposing gay marriage and cringing “at the sight of two men kissing” were part of a “fabricated” outside effort to paint her as “offensive and hateful.”

These anti-gay articles from The Reid Report, a site that pre-dated Reid’s former MSNBC show of the same name, were originally shared on Twitter by user Jamie_Maz who found them using the Wayback Machine — an Internet archiving service that takes periodic screenshots of popular web pages to preserve them.

While the amateur sleuth provided Mediaite with legitimate links to all of the posts they tweeted screenshots of, neither the actual defunct site nor its archived pages are currently accessible, as their Wayback Machine links mysteriously disappeared in December after Mediaite‘s initial story on Reid’s homophobic comments about Florida Congressman Charlie Crist was published. The Wayback Machine did not respond to an inquiry regarding the removal of Reid’s blog.

Reid’s statement to Mediaite claims that these allegedly hacked posts do “not represent the original entries” on her site:
“In December I learned that an unknown, external party accessed and manipulated material from my now-defunct blog, The Reid Report, to include offensive and hateful references that are fabricated and run counter to my personal beliefs and ideology.

I began working with a cyber-security expert who first identified the unauthorized activity, and we notified federal law enforcement officials of the breach. The manipulated material seems to be part of an effort to taint my character with false information by distorting a blog that ended a decade ago.

Now that the site has been compromised I can state unequivocally that it does not represent the original entries. I hope that whoever corrupted the site recognizes the pain they have caused, not just to me, but to my family and communities that I care deeply about: LGBTQ, immigrants, people of color and other marginalized groups.”
It is worth noting, however, that Reid does admit these posts came from her blog — rather than alleging they are doctored images posted to Twitter — with the caveat that they were added by nefarious hackers after she had the site shut down. It’s unclear when the nefarious hackers would have hacked her site and added the controversial content, since it has been defunct for years and still is. More importantly, NBC could or would not specify exactly which posts Reid is claiming were doctored.

In one of these newly found Reid Report articles, the author defends former NBA star Tim Hardaway’s aggressively anti-gay comments by saying “most straight people cringe at the sight of two men kissing”:
“Keeping it real … most straight men feel exactly the same way, and would have the exact same reaction to the idea of stripping naked in a sweaty locker room in close quarters with a gay teammate. Most straight people cringe at the sight of two men kissing… Most straight people had a hard time being convinced to watch ‘Broke Back Mountain.’ (I admit that I couldn’t go see the movie either, despite my sister’s ringing endorsement, because I didn’t want to watch the two male characters having sex.) Does that make me homophobic? Probably.”
The author continued by saying a part of “straightness” is viewing “homosexual sex” as “gross,” but added that “the nature of political correctness” means straight people can’t say that publicly like Hardaway did.



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https://www.mediaite.com/online/excl...re-fabricated/
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Frazod 10:43 AM 04-23-2018
Reid's a hypocrite piece of shit? Wow, that's shocking.



Oh, and if I ever heard about Hardaway's comments I've forgotten, but he's certainly spot on.
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LiveSteam 11:05 AM 04-23-2018
:-)
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BDj23 11:21 AM 04-23-2018
Not wanting to watch two gay dudes bang makes you a homophobe?

I want off this ride.....
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vailpass 11:25 AM 04-23-2018
Originally Posted by BDj23:
Not wanting to watch two gay dudes bang makes you a homophobe?

I want off this ride.....
No. It makes you straight. Don't let the vocal minority convince you otherwise.
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alpha_omega 11:37 AM 04-23-2018
I wonder if the nefarious hackers were Russian?
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Frazod 11:40 AM 04-23-2018
Originally Posted by BDj23:
Not wanting to watch two gay dudes bang makes you a homophobe?

I want off this ride.....
My feeling is this - I don't give a shit, but I don't want to watch it. Or know about it. Or think about it, frankly. It is freakish behavior, that I don't need to get beat over the head with every time I turn on the goddamn TV.

That being said, it's not my place to regulate what consenting adults do in the privacy of their own bedrooms. And I do recognize that it's not a choice - some people are just born that way. It was obvious that one of my cousins was queer before we even knew what queer was.

So basically I'm not going to drag anybody to death behind a pickup truck, but I'm not going to march in a parade waiving a rainbow flag, either. Much like abortion, I don't care, and the people who try to make me care annoy the fuck out of me.
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T-post Tom 12:40 PM 04-23-2018
She may be the most efficient race-baiter employed by any news organization.
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listopencil 09:15 AM 04-24-2018
Originally Posted by Taco John:



More:
https://www.mediaite.com/online/excl...re-fabricated/
I don't really have a problem with anything printed here.
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baitism 10:08 AM 04-24-2018
Originally Posted by listopencil:
I don't really have a problem with anything printed here.
I don't either, but I do enjoy the left eating their own.
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patteeu 10:13 AM 04-24-2018
Originally Posted by listopencil:
I don't really have a problem with anything printed here.
Same here. I don't talk like that and I understand that that kind of talk offends some people, but it's pretty tame stuff.
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WhiteWhale 10:21 AM 04-24-2018
Originally Posted by baitism:
I don't either, but I do enjoy the left eating their own.
It can be tough championing the gay community and the black community, because the black community is incredibly and overwhelmingly anti-gay.

I try to avoid the word homophobic, because it's not a phobia and I think equating phobias and bigotry is immoral. If it's a phobia (and it is not), it's not a form of bigotry or prejudice.

It's either an uncontrollable fear or a willful prejudice. It can't be both.
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WhiteWhale 10:24 AM 04-24-2018
Originally Posted by listopencil:
I don't really have a problem with anything printed here.
There's nothing wrong with it. It's a statement of fact.

Some people hate facts when they're unpleasant and since they can't make the facts untrue they attack the messenger.

No sympathy for the target though, since it's a tactic she routinely employs.
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Eleazar 10:53 AM 04-24-2018
Couldn't happen to a nicer person.
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Just Passin' By 11:24 AM 04-24-2018
If she were a white conservative male, she'd already be unemployed.
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