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Joy Reid tries damage control tactics by claiming that her blog was 'hacked'

Joy Reid's attorney, John H. Reichman, said the FBI opened an investigation into her 'hacked' online accounts.
UPDATED JAN 23, 2020
Joy Reid (Source:Getty Images)
Joy Reid (Source:Getty Images)

It's interesting to live in a time when the liberal dominos are falling, one by one. But then, who gave the little push? 

Joy Reid, the MSNBC host who is widely known for her passionate anti-Trump narrative, reportedly attacked TV host Rosie O'Donnell using fat shaming and misogynistic speech while defending the future President of the United States, Donald Trump, in a 2007 blog post, reported The Washington Free Beacon.

Reid's erstwhile blog "The Reid Report" was taken off the Internet Archive's Wayback Machine due to an "exclusion request" accepted by owners of the website. Reid made sure it was taken down after she was forced to apologize for her homophobic blog posts in December 2017.

The TV host's attorney, John H. Reichman, has said federal investigators are looking into his client's online accounts which were "hacked", leaving her under the public's scanner.

However, what's written on the Internet, is written in ink: A mirror page of the Wayback Machine remained unaffected, and almost all of Reid's blog archives can be viewed on the website which is operated by the Library of Congress.

Joy Reid attends the 'Rest In Power: The Trayvon Martin Story' premiere during the 2018 Tribeca Film Festival at BMCC Tribeca PAC on April 20, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival)

Reid had given her two cents in her January 9th blog post on the celebrity feud between Trump and former host of "The View", Rosie O'Donnell. Back then, Trump had referred to O'Donnell as a "slob", "a real loser", and "fat little Rosie" with a "fat, ugly face."

Back then, the liberal political pundit was on The Donald's side. Reid asked, "How much longer until that chubbed-out shrew Rosie O'Donnell gets her fat ass canned by Babwa?", referring "The View" co-host Barbara Walters' first name.

"How much longer will the freak show that is ‘The View' continue to darken our television screens?" she continued. "How much more kick-ass funny can Donald Trump be???"

She also insisted that unlike Walters, she was not neutral in the infamous debate: "I'm for square for The Donald on this one…" she wrote.

And then she linked her post with an open letter Trump had written slamming O'Donnell, saying, "Here it is, but bigger… heehee…"

Reid's now-defunct blog post on January 14th, 2007 at 06:52 AM ET, was archived by the Library of Congress. If one went with Reid's claims that her website was hacked, the hacker would have had to make his move on her site over a decade ago.

Reid's attorney has released a statement to MSNBC, her employer.

"We have received confirmation the FBI has opened an investigation into potential criminal activities surrounding several online accounts, including personal email and blog accounts, belonging to Joy-Ann Reid," Reichman said in the statement.

"Our own investigation and monitoring of the situation will continue in parallel, and we are cooperating with law enforcement as their investigation proceeds."

She claimed that her account was hacked, only after controversial images from her blog were tweeted out this week, many of which were outright homophobic.

One of the posts echoed a defense for Tim Hardaway's accused homophobia.

The post read: "Keeping it real … most straight men feel exactly the same way and would have the exact same reaction to the idea of stripping naked in a sweaty locker room in close quarters with a gay teammate. Most straight people cringe at the sight of two men kissing."

The post continued: "Most straight people had a hard time being convinced to watch 'Broke Back Mountain.

"I admit that I couldn't go see the movie either, despite my sister's ringing endorsement, because I didn't want to watch the two male characters having sex. Does that make me homophobic? Probably."

The next tweet includes the following language, directly attributed to the TV host:

"Part of the intrinsic nature of straightness is that homosexual sex is... well... gross," she wrote, also adding that she was sure that gay people thought straight sex was gross.