January 7, 2022
Arguably one of the most radical liberals in the mainstream media could be on her way out.
MSNBC host Joy Reid may no longer have a show on the network this spring following a round of reshuffling.
News Cycle Media’s Jon Nicosia reported on Twitter that a Comcast source said “Joy Reid will lose her 7p show in the next round of reshuffling at MSNBC.”
“Source @ Comcast: ‘Joy Reid will lose her 7p show in the next round of reshuffling at MSNBC.’ – ‘She does not have a show come mid Spring’ – The “decision has been made, the only thing left is messaging on the move, which will be ratings,” Nicosia tweeted.
“As was the case with Chris Cuomo at CNN, Reid has allies at Comcast, however, she is now viewed as ‘unmanageable’ by many. Also, similar to Cuomo, it appears those allies have found out she has been ‘less than truthful about past incidents’ 2/ (more to come),” he added in a second tweet.
“Also, like Cuomo at CNN. Watch for MSNBC/Comcast to defend her right until the announcement,” he concluded in a third tweet.
For starters, MSNBC’s weekday prime-time viewership plummeted by 25 percent in 2021, with Reid’s ratings steadily sinking all year long.According to Nielsen data, The Reidout started the year with an average of 2,592,000 viewers. By November, that number of viewers had dropped to 1,129,000.
Reid has also come under fire numerous times for her outrageous comments about Donald Trump, his supporters, and Republicans.
Back in November, Nicosia reported that Reid was in trouble over her comments about Kyle Rittenhouse both before and after his acquittal.
Nicosia tweeted that “there is serious talk all the way up the chain at Comcast about Joy Reid’s future at MSNBC.”
After a jury found him not guilty on all five counts, Reid argued Rittenhouse’s acquittal has a historic precedent that goes back to the days of slavery.
“I think we have to keep in mind, when we’re watching the criminal justice system at work, that it was designed to do exactly what it did today,” Reid told her fill-in host Jason Johnson. “Gun laws helped to enhance the design to allow this verdict to happen today. This country was built on the idea that White men had a particular kind of freedom and a particular kind of citizenship that only they have that gives, you know, from the slave catchers on, the right to inflict violence In the name of protecting property. That’s like the foundational creation of the United States.”
Here’s what she said after Rittenhouse testified at his murder trial:
“You want to know why Critical Race Theory exists, the actual law school theory that emphasizes that supposedly colorblind laws in America often still have racially discriminatory outcomes?” she asks. “Then look no further than the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse.”
“Earlier today, the teenager accused of murdering two men and wounding a third in Kenosha, Wisconsin last year took to the stand in his own defense,” she said. “The circumstances are almost built for an actual CRT course. The white now 18-year-old faces an almost entirely white jury of his peers, with the exception of one black man, and then there’s Judge Bruce Schroeder, who has barred the prosecution from calling the people Rittenhouse killed victims.”
Media critic Joe Concha also suggested this week that Reid could be hit with a lawsuit from Rittenhouse.
“That was exhibit A, B, C, D, and E right there,” Concha said. “The next chapter in the Kyle Rittenhouse story are likely multiple defamation lawsuits against not only several media outlets but also MSNBC in particular and a host named Joy Reid, who we had the pleasure of hearing.”
“As for Mrs. Reid and multiple contributors calling Rittenhouse a racist, a white supremacist and, most importantly, guilty until proven innocent… I have got four words for you: ‘Covington Catholic Nicholas Sandmann’ – who sued CNN for what, $275 million, and forced them to settle,” he added.