Sources at Comcast are suggesting that an “unmanageable” Joy Reid will lose her 7PM EST MSNBC show “The Reid Out” this coming spring. The message from the network appears to be that her show is suffering a ratings drop, and that she is likely being fired due to repeated incidents of untruthfulness and her unlikable personality.
Reid’s past behavior include homophobic statements posted to various blogs, which she initially lied about writing. After her comments resurfaced, she claimed to be a victim of an elaborate hack. The comments included statements such as “adult gay men tend to be attracted to very young, post-pubescent types,” followed by an acknowledgement that she was openly homophobic.
She has also accused Muslims of being inherently radical and violent – a comment that would have had more right wing news anchors fired on the spot. In an interview with Rep. Ilhan Oman (D-Minn.), Reid decided to compare the way that Trump supporters act to “the way that Muslims act.” She has yet to apologize for her comments to her small yet woke audience, instead claiming that her wording was “not exactly the most artful way of asking that question”
More recently, Reid decided to argue that the media surrounding the heartbreaking murder of Gabby Petito was a case of “missing white woman syndrome.” In order to prove her point, Reid invited non-white nonprofit owners on to her show to discuss missing and murdered indigenous and non-white women. At no point in the show did Reid discuss any missing or murdered indigenous or non-white women with her guests.
Source @ Comcast: "Joy Reid will lose her 7p show in the next round of reshuffling at MSNBC." – "She does not have a show come mid Spring" – The "decision has been made, the only thing left is messaging on the move, which will be ratings" – 1/
— Jon Nicosia (@NewsPolitics) January 6, 2022
Jon Nicosia, the President of News Cycle Media, said his sources at Comcast have confirmed that Reid will lose her show “in the next round of reshuffling at MSNBC.”
Nicosia’s tweet went on to state that the Comcast source said, “She [Reid] does not have a show come mid Spring,” and that the decision has been made.
Any allies Reid did have at Comcast, the parent company of MSNBC, have found out that Reid has been “less than truthful about past incidents.” Nicosia added that the network will defend Reid until right up to their public announcement of her show cancellation.
Reid has repeatedly been factually inaccurate in her television reportage. In one example, Reid insisted that Al Gore lost to George W. Bush in the 2000 Presidential Election by 538 votes.
Other public media and business personalities have both clashed with and defended Reid in recent years, particularly over her biased reportage of protests throughout the United States. Reid has openly stated that white people should not be protected under the First Amendment.