MSNBC host Joy Reid issued an apology on Friday as pressure mounted on her and the network to address inflammatory blog posts she made beginning in 2005.
Reid appeared to drop her previous claims of being hacked, saying she was “sincerely apologizing again” for her posts and that she was “embarrassed” by some of the things she wrote.
Among the newly reported posts on the now-defunct The Reid Report include photoshopping Sen. John McCain’s (R., Ariz.) head on the 2007 Virginia Tech shooter, spreading 9/11 conspiracy theories and saying former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was “onto something” with the suggestion of relocating Israelis to Europe. The posts were written before Reid came to national prominence at MSNBC.
“While I published my blog, starting in 2005, I wrote thousands of posts in real time on the issues of the day,” Reid said in a statement to the Washington Free Beacon. “There are things I deeply regret and am embarrassed by, things I would have said differently and issues where my position has changed. Today I’m sincerely apologizing again. I’m sorry for the collateral damage and pain this is causing individuals and communities caught in the crossfire.”
Read more at the Free Beacon.