MSNBC host Joy Reid deflected allegations Monday that she published homophobic slurs on her now-defunct blog, bizarrely claiming that an “external party” had gained excess to the site and attempted to “taint” her character.
“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,” Reid told Mediaite. “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.”
The liberal host also confirmed that she had contacted members of law enforcement, cybersecurity experts, and the LGBT community to help determine who had “corrupted the site.”
“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,” Mediaite’s Caleb Ecarma adds.
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