VENOM: Joy Reid returns from vacation like only she could (with a side of Cuomo’s praise)
Thursday night MSNBC The ReidOut Host Joy Reid returned from a few weeks off and immediately reasserted herself as the most poisonous person on the news. In just under 15 minutes, Reid blamed conservatives for all sexual predators, demanded that the right remain silent on Governor Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) because of Brett Kavanaugh, Clarence Thomas, and Donald Trump, and defended Cuomo for have done it. “Much better job in pandemic than Trump.”
And despite a claim to support women, Reid hinted that Bill Clinton’s accuser, Juanita Broaddrick, had too much reason to have been telling the truth about a man who “Cheated with an adult, and was charged for it.”
Of course, she had the help of New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay (Yes, the one who is afraid of the American flag) and Never Trumper / progressive Charlie Sykes, three times married.
Reid started out by sharing his vacation trips with various liberal journalists and Black Lives activists, but quickly turned to the Cuomo scandal by saying that the right-wing “need[s]… need you to retire “ in this because “You never used an ounce of that energy for either of your parents.”
She also complained about Kavanaugh, taunting him like “He, ‘I like beer and I faint justice'” who “He cried and moaned during his confirmation hearings, in which he was credibly accused.” of sexual assault.
Of course, he also obsessed over former President Trump and the “at least 26 accusers” as a way of dismissing the accusations against the “disgusting Cuomo.”
Most notable here was Reid’s implicit claim that Trump was a fellow participant with Jeffrey Epstein in his child sex trafficking adventures (of which there is no evidence).
Reiterating that “Holy, holy MAGA Trumpeters” it should “Fart” in Cuomo and “Let the adults come into the room” fix things, Reid briefly praised the governor as someone who “A much better job in the pandemic than Trump” and even dismissed the deadly nursing home scandal as simply one of “Many problems.”
After listing three male House Republicans who have been accused of misconduct (despite their vehement denials), Reid blamed the right for having “created” the “dynamic” sexual misconduct and then defended Bill Clinton simply “Cheated on an adult” Y “He was accused … by men who put down their secretaries.” Then she summoned Broddrick, but pushed her aside as too deranged to have been sincere. Your evidence? A Gettr post on January 6.
He closed the spiel by once again blaming the right for planet Earth being “full of predatory men” and causing women to be attacked by the likes of Matt Lauer and Harvey Weinstein (click “expand”):
Yes, okay, this country, no, this world is full of predatory men. They’re in politics and TV, hey, Matt Lauer, Hollywood, and hip-hop. There’s Harvey Weinstein and Les Moonves and Bill O’Reilly and the probably burning in hell Roger Ailes and Russell Simmons and so on. Its a big problem. But it’s one that has grown out of this toxic idea of men’s rights that only one of our two political parties actually embraces. Democrats literally fired Al Franken for a photo and an apparent hug. We are above the moral compass on this side. It’s you, on the right, who voted 60 percent in Alabama for Judge Roy, who banned the hot topic Moore and voted six out of ten for Jeffrey Epstein’s friend Donald Trump. And then their king did. So that is up to you.
Next to me is Mara Gay, a member of the New York Times Editorial Board and Charlie Sykes, Bulwark General Editor and MSNBC Contributor and Columnist. Thank you both for being here. I want to start with you, Mara, because I sat down and wrote this spiel thinking as I was flying back from Cabo and listening to a reading, what was on Twitter about Cuomo, and I think everyone is outraged. the stories you are listening to. But I’m thinking to myself that the people who were talking the most are the people who have been the quietest about all those other people and those other cases.
It’s hard to get anything more poisonous and devoid of humanity on cable news than that.
Gay made sure to compliment Reid’s vile bile, regretting that there is a “infuriating” Y “Obvious” “double standards” with the right against Cuomo, since Cuomo belongs to the only political party that “The only one who keeps him under pressure for democracy.”
He also had his moment of sympathy for Cuomo when he complained that the right has been “Ready to cut someone who is one of the most or was one of the most popular figures and in the Democratic Party.”
Masquerading as a principled conservative, the three-time-married progressive gushed that “Democrats are willing to hold themselves accountable” in “a real contrast” to the Republican Party because the latter has “There is no shame at all.” He even added that Cuomo has lacked “An echo chamber of the liberal media that will defend him” (click “expand”):
I agree with what Mara said here. I mean, the extraordinary story for me is the way the Democrats are willing to take responsibility on their own. I mean this is a real contrast. I think Andrew Cuomo is looking around and saying, “Okay, you know, one thing I learned is like Bill Clinton, don’t quit. Like Donald Trump, don’t quit, don’t admit anything. ” And yet the rules have changed for him. But he does not have a party that is going to line up behind him, as Donald Trump did. He doesn’t have a conservative, I mean, sorry, a liberal media echo chamber that will defend him. I mean, he’s out there on his own.
I certainly understand the contrast, I mean, look, the Republicans who are piling up on Andrew Cuomo after having supported Donald Trump obviously have no shame. But I do, but I think you do, you look at these two different games, the games, the way they do it. I mean, I wish the Republicans, you know, after the Access Hollywood video came out, they basically said we broke up with this guy. And some of them did it for like five damn minutes. And yet look what they did. And now they don’t have a moral position to talk about this. But I agree with Mara, put aside whataboutism, Andrew Cuomo must be held accountable, he must go, he must be charged, he must resign and I think that will be a good thing for our politics.
Reid closed with another clown statement when he falsely claimed that Democrats don’t idolize their politicians because they know “There is a difference between respecting a politician and worshiping him.”
Reid’s venomous and divisive spiel that treated conservatives and Republicans as enemies of the people was made possible by the endorsement of advertisers such as Amazon, Ancestry, To guarantee, Y mutual freedom. Follow the links to view their contact information on the MRC’s Conservatives Fight Back page.
To view the relevant MSNBC transcript from August 5, click here.