Who’s worse? CNN or MSNBC?
Both of these liberal cesspools feature biased anti-Trump commentators who consistently bash the current administration at any and all costs.
But one MSNBC host is seeing her ratings plummet after this lie she told.
Commentator Joy Reid of AM Joy is one of the worst anti-Trump contributors.
But late last month, Reid admitted to writing homophobic slurs on a blog that she previously claimed were hackers.
After days of speculation on the MSNBC star’s future, Reid finally addressed the situation on her show.
Reid said, “I genuinely do not believe I wrote those hateful things. The person I am now is not the person I was then.”
That certainly seems like an admission of guilt.
Since then, Reid’s show has lost a lot of followers.
Now MSNBC might be reconsidering her role on the network—and if they aren’t, they absolutely should be.
Fox News reports:
“MSNBC star Joy Reid’s program “AM Joy” reportedly has been losing viewers since the #Resistance hero backtracked on claims that diabolical hackers were responsible for planting anti-gay rhetoric in her pre-fame blog.
Contemptor – a media and culture website — founder Justin Baragona, who was previously a cable news watchdog for Mediaite, broke down Reid’s ratings for her shows that have aired since the controversy erupted. Baragona found that this past Saturday’s 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. ET hours of “AM Joy” finished last among major cable news networks in the key demo of adults age 25-54 – but questioned whether or not it was a “blip or a trend.”
Baragona pointed out that Reid finished second among cable news rivals the previous Saturday when she delivered her quasi-apology for comments dug up by a Twitter user and published by Mediaite. The unearthed posts showed Reid wrote numerous offensive jokes and comments on her now defunct blog, “The Reid Report.”
In a somber statement, Reid admitted the old slurs did not appear to be the result of hacking and apologized profusely for comments she claimed not to remember making.
Initially, Reid apologized for offensive comments she made roughly a decade ago suggesting that Florida Governor Charlie Crist (“Miss Charlie,” as she called him) may be gay, despite no evidence to back up her contention.
But when a new raft of offensive comments surfaced ‒ about some lesbians’ short haircuts and her objections to seeing men kiss men, among other homophobic remarks ‒ Reid originally claimed she’d been hacked, and MSNBC circulated a much-panned statement from a computer hacking “expert” which sought to make that case.
Now it appears that viewers could be turning away as a result of Reid’s credibility crisis.
“Looking at this three-week snapshot, we definitely see an erosion in viewers on Saturday post-controversy. Her show saw its demo audience drop from 263,000 to 171,000 in the 10 a.m. hour and 245,000 to 150,000 during the 11 a.m. time slot.
The total audience fell from 1.28 million to 957,000 at 10 a.m. and 1.24 million to 965,000 at 11 a.m.,” Baragona wrote.”
This is all reminiscent of former NBC Nightly News star Brian Williams when he lied multiple times about being in a Blackhawk helicopter that was shot down during the Iraq war.
But in many ways, Reid’s comments might be a whole lot worse.