Joy Reid's Show Says White Republicans Want to Take Black People As Slaves in National Divorce

This is why MSNBC won't move on from Joy Reid.

Areport surfaced last week that MSNBC had decided to fire Joy Reid, the host of its 7 pm hour, by the spring. However, wedoubted MSNBC would go through with that idea, and the network has since said it will not.

We explained that MSNBC is afraid of Reid. Should the network boot her out of the door, she would go on a vicious crusade to label the company racist. Reid furthered that fear on Wednesday.

Last night, Reid invited guests on ReidOut to talk about racism in states governed by Republicans. During the discussion, Elie Mystal, a low-level race-baiter, claimed that Southern politicians are pushing to break away from the US -- a national divorce, you might call it -- and take black people with them as slaves.

Mystal actually said this:

While there's a long list of cable news shows that feature dishonest coverage about the country's racial matters, this level of lunacy is reserved only for Joy Reid's show. Even Rachel Maddow, Nicolle Wallace, and Don Lemon would push back at Mystal's deranged claims.

But, see, that's what makes Reid bulletproof at MSNBC. Reid has created a platform for herself and her guests to push baseless conspiraciesand lies about white people. And yet MSNBC is aware that should it demote Reid, her supporters will tweet that Comcast is silencing black voices.

It's a trap. Once MSNBC gave someone as gross and radical as Reid a show, it should have known it signed up for a permanent toxic relationship.

"MSNBC Cancels Show that Says White Man Ron DeSantis Wants to Take Black People With Him As Slaves," The Atlantic's Jemele Hill would write if MSNBC cut Reid.

As we argued last week, the network is in a no-win situation. If MSNBC replaced Reid with a black woman, Reid would claim that MSNBC sees all black women as the same. Meanwhile, if the network replaced Reid with anyone other than a black woman, the blue-checks would say the move further proves racism. Either way, someone's getting called racist.

Obviously, MSNBC will not risk such a storm. So it keeps the status quo. MSNBC will not fire Joy Reid, nor will it ask her to stop booking idiots like Elie Mystal. Reid is privileged like that.

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