MSNBC seems not the have the integrity that ABC does.Pretty disgusting stuff. She deserves to be fired.
I think there probably ought to be some room for cutting her a break for stuff she wrote in a blog over 10 years ago before she was even in her current job.
I imagine a lot of current political commentators, especially those that came up during the era when blogging was really popular, wrote a lot of asinine stuff in blog posts before they were relevant enough for people to pay attention to what they were writing. Maybe not outright offensive stuff in most cases, but posts they would be embarrassed to have looked at critically in the present.
Not making excuses for the content of Reid's posts, which sounds completely idiotic. She should apologize, make clear she is embarrassed and regrets what she posted and now sees why it was misguided or offensive, and move on.
I admit I haven't paid much attention to the stories about all the stupid stuff she wrote, though, so maybe there is something in there so reprehensible that she ought not to have a job.
I do think it's a Pandora's box if we want to start saying that all people with a public platform should be held accountable for everything they've ever put on the Internet as if they meant it now.
Yeah, this is a bit different, some manufactured whataboutism. To argue that Joy Reid should be fired now for those posts is to also argue that Roseanne should never have been allowed back on TV again in the first place, mel gibson should never work again no matter what, etc.
Maybe thatís a valid argument. Maybe there are so many talented people in entertainment that we shouldnít forgive and forget the bigots, especially the ones who let their hate shine through regularly. Maybe doing so enables them.
Out of all the people named - Barr, Bee, Olbermann, Maher, Gibson, Reid, Griffin - are any of them owed a high-paying job in the entertainment industry? Are any so talented that the world would be worse off if they just left the business tomorrow? Gibson is the only one who I see as particularly talented (moreso as a director), and we all survived just fine when he was blacklisted.
Iím sick of defenses for abhorrent and hate-filled speech, whether it comes from celebrities, politicians, or whomever. We should expect and demand better. Instead, as a society we laugh along with those who share our worldview, only condemning those with conflicting beliefs.