Reid of MSNBC Attributes Homophobic Language on her Blog to a Hack
Joy Reid of MSNBC cable news network categorically stated that it was indeed some PC hacker who had posted homophobic language onto an old blog of hers. Her security specialist stated April 25 that they strongly suspected somebody; however, he wouldn't tell that person's name.
The peculiar story surrounding the growing popular star of MSNBC represents a technical issue as to who did it which not everybody would trust, considering that Reid during December 2017 had acknowledged of likewise anti-gay language on that same forum for which she had apologized. Thereafter, an organization supporting gay rights withdrew from awarding Reid unlike earlier planned. Reid is known to host weekend shows called "AM Joy" on MSNBC. According to her, the said posts were made up messages that were different from her personal beliefs as well as ideology.
One Twitter member @Jamie_Maz was the person to unearth the posts with the help of 'Wayback Machine' service of "Internet Archive" a non-profit organization which displays screenshots of websites that appear on specific time periods. Wayback Machine functions to send bots to the maximum possible number of websites after which it downloads their pages to which it assigns a date as well as time stamp. Wayback Machine serves as beneficial tool for monitoring a website's evolution and change spanning a period, while locate the pages which go off the Web. When news about Reid spread, Wayback Machine erased Reid's blog from its service. Nymag.com posted this, April 25, 2018.
Reid, who had engaged a security specialist, said the person found clues of her getting victimized of a hack. Jonathan Nichols the specialist stated April 25 that judging from the time stamps, it appeared that when the posts had been created Reid was doing her show and so couldn't have possibly done the writing at that time. Moreover, the writings weren't consistent with her style of writing and they didn't incite any reaction in comments part of her blog that would've certainly happened were the posts genuine.
Coming up on The Reid Report, a now defunct website, the blog messages apparently contained homophobic slights adversely crafted vis-à-vis many public figures.
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