Tucker Rips Joy Reid's Claims That Hackers Posted Homophobic Blog Entries
Tucker Carlson ripped left-wing television host Joy-Ann Reid for claiming some of her years-old blog entries rife with homophobic references, questions about whether ideological opponents were gay, and opposition to gay marriage were a product of hackers.
"There's not a single fashionable opinion Joy Reid doesn't have or isn't happy to denounce you for not having," Carlson said. "But, she wasn't always that way."
Carlson said that going back as far as 2006, Reid's blog made her sound very different than her ultra-liberal MSNBC host persona.
"She mocked gay people, people she thought were gay, and opposed gay marriage," Carlson said.
Carlson said Reid lied about writing the posts, later claiming she was hacked.
"[It] really sounds like an MSNBC segment," Carlson said of the storyline Reid has been forwarding.
Carlson said Reid's explanations are "a crock" and that the blog posts in question have been archived by the Library of Congress.
He said that means the posts would have to be retroactively hacked "12 years ago before anyone knew who she was."
"You'd have to be a moron to believe it," he said, claiming that NBC News executives who have defended her story have their own record of "lying."
He said that NBC was not on-the-level when they leaked the Trump "grab them by the [expletive]" tape to the Washington Post, and that they wrongfully "killed" Ronan Farrow's bombshell story about sexual predator Harvey Weinstein.
Carlson said he understands that people's political views evolve as many of his own have, but that lying is an unacceptable route when presented with a troubling situation.