(28.4.2018) The MSNBC host Joy Reid has come under fire for decade-old posts from her former blog that contain homophobic sentiments. “I genuinely do not believe I wrote those hateful things, because they are completely alien to me,” she said on Saturday.
(6.8.2014) Reid remarked that the 1,800 killed in Gaza are “mostly civilians, including women and hundreds of children.” According to the United Nations, of 1,814 Palestinians killed, 1,312 (or 72%) are civilians. Of those, 408 are children and 214 are women.
After Israeli newspaper Haaretz featured Reid’s comments on its website, the host was attacked with a barrage of messages on Twitter questioning her analogy: