MSNBC’s Joy Reid dropped an f-bomb on Monday. The host said it on a hot mic that she likely thought wasn’t hot.
While that in itself isn’t newsworthy, the reason for the expletive could show cracks starting to form on the left between sane people and the trigger-happy President, Joe Biden.
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‘Another F***ing War’
On her show The ReidOut, the host was whining about Republican opposition to President Joe Biden’s immigration “deal” that would include billions for foreign countries.
Clearly, that’s not all that was on Reid’s mind.
“Case in point– fixing what they say is a crisis at the border with congressional negotiators continuing work on a bipartisan deal to tie border policy changes to funding for Ukraine,” the host said, also saying that these were talks that Donald Trump is trying to sabotage.
“Over the weekend, President Biden said he’s ready to take action if Congress is serious about solving the border issue.”
Reid’s show aired clips of Biden’s speech on Saturday in Columbia, South Carolina.
But during the video snippets, Reid spoke, apparently unaware her mic was still on:
Biden: If that bill were the law today, I’d shut down the border now and I’d fix it quickly… And Congress needs to get it done.
Reid: Starting another f*ckin’ war.
When she was back on air, she first addressed Biden’s comments and the immigration debate.
“Still trying to kill the deal,” Reid said, referencing Trump. “He bragged about blocking progress and said, ‘Please, please, blame him if it fails.’”
But eventually, understanding what she thought she said off the air was heard, she addressed her remarks and apologized to viewers.
“Before we go, I just want to apologize very quickly,” Reid said. “I was chatting during a clip that was playing, and you know, we try to keep this show very PG-13, so I just want to apologize to anyone who was listening to my ‘behind the scenes’ chatter. I deeply, deeply apologize for that.”
Likely, her “another fuckin’ war” comments was citing the increasing tensions in the Middle East, particularly regarding Israel and Gaza. Related, three U.S. soldiers were killed in Jordan on Sunday by what the Pentagon said were Iranian proxies.
Biden has promised action in retaliation.
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Being Honest, For a Change
MSNBC has a habit of not criticizing this Democratic president.
Unless they do it accidentally when they think they’re off the air.
Joy Reid apparently had a moment of honesty.
Then apologized for it.
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