Looks like MSNBC host Joy Reid may have to blame hackers again for posts on her old blog promoting an infamous conspiracy theory.
Reid apparently encouraged readers of her former blog to watch a video entitled “Loose Change 9/11,” produced in part by Infowars’ Alex Jones, which put forth the conspiracy theory that blamed the U.S. government for the 9/11 terror attacks, according to Buzzfeed.
Fox News’ Tucker Carlson addressed the unearthed posts on his show Wednesday, saying the blogger “who wrote them looks in retrospect like a prophet calling for America First policies at least a decade before Donald Trump entered politics.”
“According to the Internet archive, Joy Reid apparently posted those views on a now defunct blog a decade ago. She wouldn’t do that now…MSNBC would fire her right away for the crime of independent thinking,” Carlson said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” describing Reid now as a “totally dogmatic race-baiting MSNBC weekend host.”
“The fundamental question is: do you believe the official story of 9/11?” the post published in March 2006 on Reidblog reportedly read. “If you do, great. If you don’t, then everything that happened after that is called into serious question.”
“Even if you’re agnostic,” the post read, “or you tend to believe that al-Qaida attacked the World Trade Center and Pentagon and that the government had no warning such a thing could happen, it’s worth taking a second look.”
Another post discovered flies in the face of the pro-illegal immigration views usually espoused on MSNBC, with Reid asking, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, who should rebuild New Orleans, “low-paid Mexican workers, legal and illegal, or the American citizens evacuated from there?”
Reid has claimed previous homophobic posts on her blog were placed there by someone else, though she has not been able to prove that. The network host and MSNBC have come under fire over the last months, and especially in the wake of ABC’s cancellation of the “Roseanne” show due to Roseanne Barr’s tweets which many condemned as racist.
“It’s possible that Reid will claim those posts were written by a mysterious hacker. She’s claimed that before, the last time she got caught with embarrassing blog posts,” Carlson concluded.
“Or maybe she’ll do the unexpected and admit that there was a time, before the revolution currently in progress, when she was actually kind of smart and reasonable,” he added. “We await her explanation.”