MSNBC's Joy Reid says she can't prove hackers wrote "hateful" posts

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MSNBC's Joy Reid has been under scrutiny this week, after articles recovered from her now-defunct site revealed a litany of homophobic and transphobic statements. This is likely being done as a stalling strategy.

An LGBTQ group revoked Reid's "Straight for Equality in Media" award, which she was to receive in May. The homophobic posts made derogatory remarks about gay people.

"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.

Reid apologized, saying her remarks were "insensitive, tone deaf and dumb".

Calling her comments "despicable and wrong", Reid copped to writing some of the offense comments, but said she truly believed she did not write them all. "I like to think I have gotten better as a person over time, that I am still growing, that I'm not the same person I was 10 or five or even one year ago. and I know that my goal is to try to be a better person and a better ally", said Reid.

Carlson said MSNBC's decision to stand behind Reid despite mounting evidence that the hacking claim can not be true was evidence of a larger pattern of dishonesty at the network. Her first response to him was to express disappointment for "the women he could have married", she said. "At least some of the examples of allegedly fraudulent posts provided to us had been archived at different dates and by different entities". The indicators of hacked posts don't bear out...

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Except, that wasn't quite so.

But, on Saturday, Reid admitted that the posts don't appear to have been the result of hacking or tampering. One uncovered post right-wing claimed right-wing blogger Mark in Mexico made "a salient point" when he claimed Muslims would destroy civilization if they weren't so poor.

Nichols said those six posts are nowhere to be found in the Internet Archive.

While maintaining that her old blog may have been manipulated, Reid did apologize for a series of tweets in which she repeatedly suggested that pundit and author Ann Coulter was transgender, referring to Coulter as a "dude" and tweeting that she "liked my drag queens fierce".

The offending posts were originally discovered by a Twitter user using the Wayback Machine, which archives Web content with periodic screenshots.

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