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Thu Apr 26, 2018, 08:11 AM

Keith Boykin Tweets:




I’m a black gay man, and I’ve known Joy Reid since my days at MSNBC. She interviewed me for her book years ago and spoke to my students in one of my Columbia classes a year or two ago. She has always treated me with dignity and respect, and I respect and appreciate her as well.

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This is the DU member formerly known as MrScorpio.

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Reply Keith Boykin Tweets: (Original post)
MrScorpio Apr 2018 OP
Funtatlaguy Apr 2018 #1
NewJeffCT Apr 2018 #9
oberliner Apr 2018 #16
WhiteTara Apr 2018 #26
oberliner Apr 2018 #28
ananda Apr 2018 #11
PatrickforO Apr 2018 #20
c-rational Apr 2018 #13
MariaCSR Apr 2018 #2
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2018 #6
oberliner Apr 2018 #17
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2018 #19
oberliner Apr 2018 #21
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2018 #22
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 2018 #29
oberliner Apr 2018 #30
spanone Apr 2018 #3
oasis Apr 2018 #4
Tipperary Apr 2018 #23
oasis Apr 2018 #34
Cha Apr 2018 #5
OhNo-Really Apr 2018 #7
OnDoutside Apr 2018 #10
notdarkyet Apr 2018 #14
BobTheSubgenius Apr 2018 #25
ancianita Apr 2018 #8
notdarkyet Apr 2018 #15
ancianita Apr 2018 #35
TheSmarterDog Apr 2018 #12
Spider Jerusalem Apr 2018 #18
Historic NY Apr 2018 #27
Funtatlaguy Apr 2018 #33
R B Garr Apr 2018 #24
peabody Apr 2018 #31
Ferrets are Cool Apr 2018 #32

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 08:19 AM

1. She needs to make this statement to her fans.

I am not a bigot
I am not a homophobe.
In the past, if I wrote, posted, or reposted anything that might have been in bad humor or bad judgment, I sincerely apologize.

Period.
End of story.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 09:00 AM

9. I think she did that several months ago

when the first of the old posts came out. However, it's now come back.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 09:51 AM

16. She's saying that her blog was "hacked" and that these posts aren't hers

 

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Response to oberliner (Reply #16)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 10:54 AM

26. I think she is saying the emails were altered.

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Response to WhiteTara (Reply #26)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 11:00 AM

28. Joy Reid Claims Newly Discovered Homophobic Posts From Her Blog Were Fabricated

 

In an exclusive statement to Mediaite, the MSNBC host claims these posts from The Reid Report — which include defending homophobia, gay jokes, and the outright mocking of gay people and homosexuality — were somehow put in by an “external party” that “manipulated material from my now-defunct blog.”

https://www.mediaite.com/online/exclusive-joy-reid-claims-newly-discovered-homophobic-posts-from-her-blog-were-fabricated/

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 09:08 AM

11. Didn't Al Franken do that?

Have any Reeps ever done that?

Did they get railroaded?

Did they have to resign?

Is 45 still in office? He's far worse than
all the Dems combined who ever actually
did anything remotely questionable.

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Response to ananda (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 10:29 AM

20. No doubt.

This is a tempest in a teapot.

A really, really stupid controversy that has 'right wing smear' written all over it.
This is the DU member formerly known as PatrickforO.

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Response to Funtatlaguy (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 09:28 AM

13. No you do not deny what you are not and you do not apologize for something you might have said

15 years ago. Let non issues die.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 08:20 AM

2. Who launched this attack on her

 

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Response to MariaCSR (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 08:53 AM

6. RW and Russia spam bots. As far as I can tell, a fabricated false accusation is at the root. . . nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #6)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 09:52 AM

17. I thought it was Bernie Sanders supporters?

 

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Response to oberliner (Reply #17)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 10:00 AM

19. Usual Russia technique is to seed something in one group and try to get them to pick it up


That way harder to see their fingerprints on it.

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #19)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 10:30 AM

21. You believe the blog was hacked?

 

And that the posts aren't hers?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #21)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 10:33 AM

22. Im not sure. I didnt follow it but it was said on DU that there are fabricated reports about her. nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #29)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 11:04 AM

30. My question to Joan would be: Were you troubled by the homophobic content Joy has admitted to?

 

Joan writes: "Obviously, none of us ever saw the kinds of homophobic posts she's now accused of. If we had, we'd have stopped publishing her. "

However, Joy has already said: "I regret the way I addressed the complex issue of the closet and speculation on a person’s sexual orientation with a mocking tone and sarcasm. It was insensitive, tone deaf and dumb."

So were those posts that Joy regrets making, not of concern to Joan at the time?

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 08:20 AM

3. K&R...

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 08:44 AM

4. Jonathan Capehart and Rachel Maddow will likely lend their support

to a fellow journalist who has been targeted by the same forces who torpedoed Hillary.

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Response to oasis (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 10:41 AM

23. Have they done so yet?

 

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Response to Tipperary (Reply #23)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 01:38 PM

34. No, but expect it to happen before the shit gets out of hand. nt

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 08:49 AM

5. Mahalo, MrScorpio for Kevin Boykin's

Tweet supporting Joy.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 08:54 AM

7. why fall for a beefed up anti-progressive hatchet job?

I've been here for years (my old account became unexcessible when I fired comcast email and couldn't get back on until last year when I got an iphone and icloud email address.

In light of the Russian bot stories, I believe there is a team of Russians polluting this site.

The Joy Reid story is their work in conjunction with their stateside media tools

alledgedly

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Response to OhNo-Really (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 09:05 AM

10. Because it already worked once with Al Franken ? Why wouldn't they try more ?

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Response to OhNo-Really (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 09:46 AM

14. I havent seen it at the other democratic sight I go to this am. They are usually on these kinds of

Stories. Nothing.

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Response to OhNo-Really (Reply #7)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 10:48 AM

25. And to aim your disinformation at liberals,

DU is a target-rich environment, to say the least. No complex algorithms or hacking or parsing membership lists to find your objective.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 08:59 AM

8. What this is, is another right wing media "terrorist fist bump" moment. Period.

My exposure to black communities has shown me that criticism of difference is acceptable, that the issues with gay black brothers and sisters has been a long standing issue, but one that has generally been sorted out.

How I know is that I have gay black friends -- one is a professor, one a social worker -- whose wedding I attended. I've known them for a long time.

All I have to say is that white people better chill out, black people got this.

MSNBC had better know that it would be stupid to make Joy Reid resign from anything. And I will raise holy hell with MSNBC if they so much as hint at firing her.

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Response to ancianita (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 09:50 AM

15. This is a hatchet job to take the eye off Hannity and hit at one of our best journalists. They knew

We would go crazy.

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Response to notdarkyet (Reply #15)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 08:46 PM

35. Maybe they're hoping we won't. But I, for one, won't stand for this shit.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 09:13 AM

12. And none of Reid's attackers will address this

 

or any of the other statements of the people (including LBGT people) that have known her personally for years - decades even - and that support her.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 09:53 AM

18. That's nice

doesn't change the fact that she has a history of casual homophobia (she apologised for "insensitive comments" calling Charlie Crist a "closet case", for instance).

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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #18)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 10:58 AM

27. Sorry what she said and did was all over the media back then check it out....

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Response to Spider Jerusalem (Reply #18)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 11:20 AM

33. Im not sure her calling Crist

a closet case is homophobic.
She might be saying that she thinks he should be ok with his sexuality

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 10:44 AM

24. I'll take his word over some Twitter user

"Jamie Maz Not a Bot" with poor syntax and grammar who selectively cut and pasted some blog posts that no one else posted to and no one ever read or noticed before.

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Response to R B Garr (Reply #24)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 11:07 AM

31. Bingo!

One wonders what his motive is in releasing this now? I suspect it’s to split the left and take down one of the sharpest journalist out there.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Thu Apr 26, 2018, 11:13 AM

32. This is nothing more than a hit job on Joy. Let's please don't fall for it. nt

Keep our eyes on the REAL scandals and the REAL crimes being committed by this regime.

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