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WTF MSM!? More blog troubles for MSNBC’s Reid

Reid’s blog woes …

Relocate the Jews … Way back in 2006, MSNBC’s Joy Ann Reid was attacking CNN’s Wolf Blitzer in her blog. Why? Because Blitzer was being too nice to the Jews. The Federalist’s Bre Payton has the story of how Reid repeatedly spewed anti-Semitic tropes in her blog. Like the time in 2005 when Reid showed support for Iranian leader Mahmoud Ahmadinejad’s call to relocate the “Zionist regime” in Israel to Europe. Reid wrote, “He [God] can’t just give you land 1,000 years ago that you can come back and claim today.” Charming.

McCain as the VA Tech shooter … Then there’s another old blog post of Reid’s with a picture of Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., photoshopped onto the body of the Virginia Tech shooter. The post referred to McCain as Baghdad John. Meghan McCain called the post “beyond disgusting and disgraceful.”

Time for MSNBC to comment … Reid and MSNBC have remained mostly silent about the constant stream of revelations from her old blog. Their comments have not gone further than blaming the old anti-gay blog posts on hackers. The Hill’s media critic Joe Concha said in a tweet, “I think we're officially at the point where MSNBC/NBC and Reid can't avoid comment on this any longer and needs to address this in some capacity today.” Yep.

Update: After I wrote the email version of this newsletter, which has been sent, Joy Reid apologized in a statement. As CNN’s Tom Kludt notes, the apology has no “mention of the alleged hacking.”

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