MSNBC’s Joy Reid has effectively been given carte blanche by the network to pretty much say whatever she pleases on her show, regardless of how off the rails it may be.
Taking the practice to social media, Reid’s left-wing zealotry pushes her even further, to include spreading unproven rumors about President Donald Trump.
Reid used her elevated platform Sunday to respond to a tweet that claimed Trump is hiring minority actors for Tuesday’s rally in Phoenix — for what it’s worth, claims of this nature work both ways, with Democrat entities being accused of the same thing.
Reid would later comment on her own tweet, which has been re-tweeted 15,000 times, to say “the original link is down.”
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) August 20, 2017
The tweet she linked to is from an self-described “Organizer/Activist. Defender of black women.”
The only problem is, there’s nothing to suggest the claim is true.
Most people living in this century know that similar claims have proven to be little more than hoaxes.
And while party faithful were eager to believe the ad was real, rational-minded social media users were willing to call a spade a spade.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
People, for god's sake. The Craigslist ads are never real. They're always fake. You have to be this stupid to believe them. https://t.co/sRsc09o2jM
— Alan Smithee (@ActualFlatticus) August 20, 2017
Standard false-flag operation by the left #fake
— DJ (@jonestownjammer) August 20, 2017
It’s so unlikely this is real Joy, come on. Please don’t spread unsubstantiated bs when there is enough real craziness to shine a light on.
— Anthony Brandonisio (@antbrando) August 20, 2017
It’s fake. American Crisis Actors is one of many orgs who hire actors for staged crisis mgt. training. Some-1 doctored original CL ad. STOP
— Nancy Harris (@CaptainNan1) August 20, 2017
THIS IS AN AD PLACED BY A TROLL!!! Anyone can make up an ad on Craigslist! WE GOT BAITED!!!
— deb d. (@MelodydebeD) August 21, 2017
Fake! They did it to Dems toohttps://t.co/ILxHz0jFoZ
— kiddycat456 (@kiddycat456) August 20, 2017
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